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  • Let primary teachers wear the veil in the classroom, says former Archbishop of Canterbury (UK)

    11/10/2014 8:16:49 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 32 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 20:09 EST, 10 November 2014 | Francesca Infante
    Primary school teachers should be allowed to wear Muslim veils in the classroom, according to the former Archbishop of Canterbury. Rowan Williams claims that there is no reason to “panic” over the use of the niqab and that even young children do not necessarily need to be able to see their teacher’s face. Speaking in an interview for the Christian think-tank Theos, he argued that there fears over how such a practice might affect children’s learning were “misplaced.” […] His comments are set to reignite the row over the role of the controversial full-face veil in public life which have...
  • The Lion’s World [Rowan Williams on Narnia]

    09/03/2013 5:07:59 PM PDT · by BlackVeil · 22 replies
    Englewood Review of Books ^ | 10 June 2013 | Peter Stevens
    Recently, while discussing the role of fictional stories in spiritual formation with my students, I found myself returning to the works of C.S. Lewis as an example. While I did not discuss The Chronicles of Narnia, I can undeniably say that the fictional works of Lewis have shaped me spiritually. From a young age, I have read and reread the Narnian stories. They have become a part of my spiritual formation and of many others as well. Lewis has had this effect on Rowan Williams, former Archbishop of Canterbury, as well. He also confesses to repeatedly reading and studying the...
  • Op-Ed: Not the Same God

    07/12/2013 3:31:02 PM PDT · by haffast · 15 replies
    Arutz Sheva7 - Israel National News ^ | Published: Friday, July 12, 2013 7:55 AM | Tabitha Korol
    It was not so long ago, in 2008, that Rowan Williams, the former Archbishop of Canterbury, welcomed Islam into the United Kingdom. He now speaks of having to adapt further to the growing Muslim population, now numbering two million, with 85 Islamic courts in the UK, where women are unequal to men and remain unprotected from the violence of their fathers and husbands. At least one cleric, Suhaib Hasan, is advocating stoning and amputation (one more adaptation to national acceptance of One Law for All). Apparently, English law has already evolved and adopted some aspects of Sharia law, yet Williams...
  • Teachers 'denied schoolboy, 10, water on the hottest day of the year .. during Ramadan' (UK)

    07/12/2013 3:28:27 PM PDT · by george76 · 35 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 12 July 2013
    An angry mother has accused a primary school of denying her child water on one of the hottest days of the year for fear of upsetting pupils observing Ramadan. Kora Blagden, 32, claimed a teacher at her son Luke’s school refused to let the 10-year old drink from his water bottle because it was unfair to fasting classmates. Many pupils at Charles Dickens Primary School, Portsmouth, Hampshire, are fasting during Ramadan, which means they refrain from taking food or water between sunrise and sunset for around 30 days, depending on the moon. Mother-of-four Kora said: 'Just before bedtime me and...
  • Anglican Head Rowan Williams Backs Gun Control in US

    12/26/2012 4:26:34 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 28 replies
    The Christian Post ^ | 12-23-12 | Anugrah Kumar
    The outgoing Archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams, talked about the recent Sandy Hook shooting in Newtown, Conn., discounting the argument put forward, including by many Christians in the United States, that "it's not guns that kill, it's people." "People use guns. But in a sense guns use people, too. When we have the technology for violence easily to hand, our choices are skewed and we are more vulnerable to being manipulated into violent action," the leader of the world's 80 million-strong Anglican Communion said, delivering BBC Radio 4's "Thought for the Day" on Saturday.
  • Jews angry over Church of England anti-Israelism

    07/12/2012 11:07:52 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 07/12/2012 03:58 | JONNY PAUL
    The relationship between the Jewish community and the Church of England has taken a downward turn following its decision to strengthen ties with an anti-Israel group. The Jerusalem Post has learned that the Board of Deputies of British Jews has pulled out of meetings this week with Lambeth Palace, the official residence of the archbishop of Canterbury. A motion is also set to be raised at the board’s monthly meeting in which the deputies will call on the organization to sever all ties to the Church of England. At its General Synod in York on Monday, the Church’s highest legislative...
  • Canterbury Concedes Anglican Communion Has Become "Corrupted"

    12/06/2012 12:03:43 PM PST · by marshmallow · 12 replies
    Anglican Ink ^ | 12/5/12 | George Conger
    Push for an Anglican Covenant overtaken by the dissolution of the communionThe Archbishop of Canterbury has conceded defeat in the battle over the Anglican Covenant. In a 2 Dec 2012 Advent letter to the primates, Dr. Rowan Williams said the Anglican Communion had become “corrupted” and could no longer be considered a communion of churches but a “community of communities.” Dr. Williams’ somber appreciation of the state of the communion today, contrasts with his past letters to the leaders of the Communions 38 provinces. Nothing now bound the church together apart from good will. In 2009 Dr. Williams rejected calls...
  • Church Panel Under Pressure to Name New Anglican Leader

    10/27/2012 9:50:32 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 4 replies
    Reuters ^ | 10/25/12 | Alessandra Prentice and Peter Griffiths
    (Reuters) - A secretive group choosing the next Archbishop of Canterbury, spiritual leader of the world's 80 million Anglicans, is under pressure to break a deadlock in their talks and reach a decision, nearly a month after an announcement was expected. The choice of the next head of the worldwide Anglican Communion comes at critical time for a church threatened by a rise in secularism and long-running divisions over senior women clergy and homosexuality. The 105th Archbishop of Canterbury will have to contend with the risk of a schism over sex and sexuality. Liberal church leaders in the United States...
  • Tea With Honey But Not in Jerusalem: Abp of Canterbury Makes His Peace With Post-Christian England

    10/02/2012 8:48:39 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 11 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | Tracey Rowland
    Dr Rowan Williams is retiring as the Archbishop of Canterbury to take up the post of Master of Magdalene College, Cambridge. His “valedictory” book, Faith in the Public Square, is attracting considerable media interest. I was prompted to buy it after reading Dr William Oddie’s particularly colorful review in the London Catholic Herald. Oddie concluded that the ideas promoted in the book are the sort of impractical nonsense one only hears on Oxbridge high tables and in senior common rooms. I have never met Dr Williams but I once quoted him in a paper I delivered in Italy, a short...
  • Exit the Archbishop (A look back at the tenure of retiring Archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams)

    03/19/2012 5:32:24 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    National Review ^ | 03/19/2012 | John O'Sullivan
    The first thing to be said about Dr. Rowan Williams is that he is by common consent a subtle theologian, a sensitive pastoral priest, and a genuinely good and holy man, because a great many less flattering things will be said about him in the next few months, some of them further down this column. Dr. Williams announced last Friday that he intended to resign at the end of the year as Archbishop of Canterbury and therefore as spiritual leader of the Church of England and, by extension, of the 77 million–strong Anglican Communion around the world. His announcement came...
  • Rowan Williams to step down as Anglican leader

    03/16/2012 3:13:27 PM PDT · by NYer · 18 replies
    Google ^ | March 16, 2012 | ROBERT BARR
    LONDON (AP) — Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams is stepping down at the end of the year, calling an end to a tumultuous decade as leader of a global Anglican Communion that has been sharply divided over sexuality and gender.Williams, 61, renowned for his formidable learning, announced Friday he will take up a new post as master of Magdalene College, Cambridge."I would hope that my successor has the constitution of an ox and the skin of a rhinoceros," he said.He was appointed in 2002 as archbishop of Canterbury, the senior official in the Church of England and the spiritual leader...
  • Richard Dawkins: I can't be sure God does not exist (Is world's foremost atheist an agnostic now?)

    02/24/2012 10:12:20 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 190 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 02/24/2012 | John Bingham
    He is regarded as the most famous atheist in the world but last night Professor Richard Dawkins admitted he could not be sure that God does not exist. He told the Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, that he preferred to call himself an agnostic rather than an atheist. The two men were taking part in a public “dialogue” at Oxford University at the end of a week which has seen bitter debate about the role of religion in public life in Britain. Last week Baroness Warsi, the Tory party chairman, warned of a tide of “militant secularism” challenging the...
  • The End of Canterbury

    12/10/2011 12:26:17 PM PST · by marshmallow · 15 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 12/19/11 | Joseph Bottum
    Will the sun set on the Anglican communion?The archbishop of Canterbury is going to resign next year. At least that’s the story making the rounds of newspapers in London, and the interesting part is not that the 61-year-old Rowan Williams should be willing to give up another decade in the job. Or even, if the Telegraph is right, that the clergy and his fellow bishops are working to push him out. No, the interesting news about the looming resignation is how little attention anyone appears to be paying to it. The Church of England just doesn’t seem to matter all...
  • Queen's Role as Head of Church of England 'May No Longer Be Appropriate'

    12/10/2011 12:36:57 PM PST · by marshmallow · 47 replies
    The Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 12/6/11 | Rowena Mason
    The Queen’s role as head of the Church of England may no longer be “appropriate” following changes to the law of succession, a group of MPs has suggested.Reforms agreed earlier this year by Commonwealth countries would create a potential conflict of interest because they allow a monarch to marry a Roman Catholic, said a parliamentary committee. It said that if a future heir to the throne were raised as a Catholic, there would be an “obvious difficulty” in that person becoming head of the Anglican Church on their succession. Under current laws, the Queen is required to “join in communion”...
  • Lambeth Palace 'Implacably Opposed' to Pope's Anglican Plans

    10/21/2009 7:38:48 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 21 replies · 765+ views
    The Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 10/20/09 | Damian Thompson
    This from a good source in Rome: apparently both Lambeth Palace and elements in the Vatican’s Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity were “implacably opposed” to Pope Benedict XVI’s dramatic new arrangements for Anglicans. The source also reports speculation that Archbishop Rowan Williams put pressure on Vatican ecumenists to stop the Apostolic Constitution being issued. For all I know, he did persuade Cardinal Kasper, head of the Pontifical Council, that it wasn’t a good idea. But this particular portfolio was taken out of Kasper’s hands a long time ago; indeed, it looks as if the cardinal was simply “informed” what...
  • Lord Carey 'appalled' by Pope's treatment of Dr Rowan Williams

    10/23/2009 3:35:33 PM PDT · by Alex Murphy · 20 replies · 749+ views
    Times Online ^ | October 24, 2009 | Ruth Gledhill
    Lord Carey of Clifton has called on his successor as Archbishop of Canterbury to complain to the Pope in person about not being consulted over plans to admit disaffected Anglicans to the Roman Catholic Church. Lord Carey warned that the Pope’s strategy could damage relations with the Vatican. Lord Carey, who stepped down in 2002, urged Dr Rowan Williams to protest strongly when he visits the Pope in Rome next month. Lord Carey was speaking after the joint press conference this week between Dr Williams and the Catholic Archbishop of Westminster, the Most Rev Vincent Nichols, to announce the move....
  • Archbishop Rowan Williams makes historic visit to Catholic shrine [Ecumenical]

    09/18/2008 10:03:42 AM PDT · by NYer · 7 replies · 300+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | September 17, 2008
    Doctor Rowan Williams is to become the first leader of the Church of England to make a pilgrimage to the Roman Catholic shrine of Lourdes. The Archbishop of Canterbury flies to the shrine of Our Lady in the French Pyrenees on Monday, a week after Pope Benedict XVI made his own pilgrimage there. He will be part of a historic pilgrimage of ten Church of England bishops, 60 Anglican priests and 400 Anglican lay worshippers. The event shows how church leaders are committed to closer ties. Dr Williams will preach, take part in a number of Catholic celebrations and pray...
  • Pope, (Anglican Archbishop Rowan) Williams agree on closer ties

    11/22/2009 5:43:48 AM PST · by NYer · 8 replies · 391+ views
    Straits Times ^ | November 22, 2009
    VATICAN CITY - THE archbishop of Canterbury held his first talks on Saturday with Pope Benedict XVI since the Roman Catholic church's unprecedented invitation to disaffected Anglicans, with the Vatican saying the two sides still want to press ahead for closer relations. Archbishop Rowan Williams and Pope Benedict met privately for 20 minutes in what the Vatican called 'cordial discussions', as part of what has clearly been a difficult visit by the Anglican leader. The Vatican said in a brief statement that the two leaders 'turned to the challenges facing all Christian communities' and the need 'to promote forms...
  • Andrew Carey on Rowan Williams Letter to John Howe and Ecclesiology

    10/27/2007 1:44:33 PM PDT · by Huber · 10 replies · 33+ views
    TitusOneNine ^ | 10/25/07 | Posted by Kendall Harmon
    I think Anglican ecclesiology has probably always been a mess. This is partly a result of the way Anglicanism came about in the 16th century, initially through a break with Rome for the King’s own idiosyncratic reasons. So there’s a sense in which the national identity of the Church came first to Anglicanism in a rather topdown sort of way. However, what emerged over the ensuing decades, and indeed centuries, was a national and then international church which underwent reformation. This was on a different path from the continental Reformation and Counter Reformation but was heavily influenced by at least...
  • Coming and Going [Pope Benedict XVI to Rowan Williams]

    11/24/2006 5:00:30 PM PST · by sionnsar · 1 replies · 276+ views
    Midwest Conservative Journal ^ | 11/24/2006 | Christopher Johnson
    Pope Benedict XVI to Rowan Williams: In the present context, however, and especially in the secularized Western world, there are many negative influences and pressures which affect Christians and Christian communities. Over the last three years you have spoken openly about the strains and difficulties besetting the Anglican Communion and consequently about the uncertainty of the future of the Communion itself. Recent developments, especially concerning the ordained ministry and certain moral teachings, have affected not only internal relations within the Anglican Communion but also relations between the Anglican Communion and the Catholic Church. We believe that these matters, which are...
  • Rowan Williams is still as Anglican as all get out

    09/16/2006 7:45:00 PM PDT · by sionnsar · 1 replies · 215+ views
    Midwest Conservative Journal ^ | 9/16/2006 | Christopher Johnson
    When push comes to shove, Rowan Williams is still as Anglican as all get out: In our uncertainties and explorations in the Communion, my prayers are not only for those who, like ourselves, have the responsibility of leadership in our Provinces, but most especially for all those ordinary people of God, in the Episcopal Church and elsewhere, who are puzzled, wearied, or disoriented by our present controversies. So many say they simply do not want to take up an extreme or divisive position and want to be faithful to Scripture and the common life. They want to preserve an Anglican...
  • Cross to bear -- Rowan Williams intervenes

    11/25/2006 4:53:40 PM PST · by sionnsar · 10 replies · 387+ views
    VirtueOnline-News ^ | 11/25/2006 | The Telegraph
    British Airways is to "review" its ban on staff wearing the cross, we learnt yesterday. Presumably this means that the airline has bowed to the inevitable. Miss Nadia Eweida, a check-in worker, should soon be able to return to her place behind the Heathrow counter, wearing on her necklace a cross roughly the size of a five-pence coin. It has proved an expensive piece of jewellery for BA. On Monday, Miss Eweida, a devout Christian, lost her appeal to wear her cross over her uniform. The row had been simmering for two months, but it was this bizarre ruling that...
  • Mugabe has Ruined Africa's Beacon of Hope (Bishhops Rowan Williams and John Sentamu's Piece)

    02/25/2009 5:52:36 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 21 replies · 736+ views
    The Times ^ | February 25, 2009 | Rowan Williams and John Sentamu
    Churches in Zimbabwe are working to feed and heal a nation abandoned by its leadersTwenty-five years ago, people involved in the struggle against apartheid in South Africa would say wistfully: “Look at Zimbabwe. It's come through a bitter war of liberation without wrecking its social cohesion, it's developed a proper democratic culture and it's feeding itself.” Granted, this was, even then, a slightly too rosy picture, but it wasn't nonsense. It represented a conviction that Zimbabwe was showing what was possible to its neighbours and indeed to the whole continent. And this means that one of the worst of the...
  • Rubicon [and Rowan Williams]

    08/21/2006 5:21:00 PM PDT · by sionnsar · 2 replies · 326+ views
    Midwest Conservative Journal ^ | 8/21/2006 | Christopher Johnson
    Has Rowan Williams made up his mind? Unity in the Church - worldwide - is to you a means of coming closer to the truth. As you put it, ’If we don’t stay together, ’we are only following our own local denomination or our personal preferences. Where then do you draw the line? How far can unity be stretched within the boundaries of still being based on the Bible?In reply to this question Williams starts off with a rebuke of those who argue it is high time the Church accepted gay relationships. Their ideal is the inclusive church.  "I don’t...
  • Britain's Bishops at War: Head of Catholics Leads Backlash After Abp of Canterbury Attacks Coalition

    06/10/2011 7:23:42 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 8 replies
    The Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 6/10/11 | James Chapman and Steve Doughty
    The Archbishop of Canterbury is embroiled in an extraordinary war with David Cameron and rival Church leaders after a bitter attack on the Government. In the most brazen political intervention by a head of the Church of England for more than two decades, Dr Rowan Williams questioned the democratic legitimacy of the Coalition. He claimed 'no one voted' for flagship policies on welfare, health and education, which he said were causing 'anxiety and anger'. The remarks prompted a furious backlash from the Prime Minister and the leader of England's Roman Catholics, Archbishop Vincent Nichols. Dr Williams's attack came in a...
  • Archbishop of Canterbury Is No James T. Kirk

    11/19/2009 7:48:28 AM PST · by marcbold · 3 replies · 317+ views
    Creative Minority Report ^ | 11-19-09 | Patrick Archbold
    Just in the nick of time we see some real leadership from the Archbishop of Canterbury. No no, he isn't doing anything crazy to save the Anglican communion like embracing orthodoxy or anything. Canterbury leads us in a different direction, off a cliff. Rowan Williams has come out strongly in favor of the doctrine of higher taxes. Further, he gives us the source of this divinely inspired revelation, Big Brother 11. [Telegraph]Dr Rowan Williams said that taxation should not be seen as a way of stifling business or redistributing wealth but helping to make the world a better place in...
  • More Clarity [from Rowan Williams]

    07/07/2006 5:01:57 PM PDT · by sionnsar · 8 replies · 448+ views
    Midwest Conservative Journal ^ | 7/07/2006 | Christopher Johnson
    Rowan Williams addresses the Church of England's General Synod: You will be aware of a number of developments in the public arena in the last couple of weeks, notably the request from several US dioceses for some sort of direct primatial oversight from outside the US, preferably from Canterbury. This raises very large questions indeed; various consultations are going forward to clarify what is being asked and to reflect on possible implications. There has also been an announcement from Nigeria of the election by the Nigerian House of Bishops of an American cleric as a bishop to serve the Convocation...
  • Archbishop On Papal Offer: ‘God Bless Them, I Don’t’ [And From Church That Consecrates Gay Bishops?]

    04/02/2010 6:43:59 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 19 replies · 765+ views
    London Times ^ | April 02nd 2010 | Ruth Gledhill
    April 3, 2010 Archbishop On Papal Offer: ‘God Bless Them, I Don’t’ Ruth Gledhill Like a Druidic emissary from Tuatha Dé Danaan, the mythic inhabitants of Ireland, the Archbishop of Canterbury will lob a spiritual depth charge at Pope Benedict XVI on Monday when he damns the Catholic Church in Ireland as having lost all credibility. Dr Williams also reveals on the BBC Radio 4 programme Start the Week that he is withholding his blessing from Anglicans who choose to take advantage of the Pope’s offer of a special home in the Catholic Church for disaffected Anglicans. “God bless them....
  • Has Rowan Williams Damned Henry VIII to Hell?

    05/19/2010 7:46:03 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 18 replies · 610+ views
    The Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 5/19/10 | Christopher Howse
    King Henry VIII might be in hell, the Archbishop of Canterbury suggested the other day in a sermon.There was an intake of breath among the congregation, yet I wondered if I'd misheard the Archbishop. I hadn't, for the text is on Rowan Williams's website: "If Henry VIII is saved (an open question, perhaps) it will be at the prayers of John Houghton." John Houghton was the Prior of the Charterhouse in London, where Dr Williams was preaching, on the 475th anniversary of the martyrdom of him and 15 other monks at the instigation of Henry VIII. Prior Houghton was declared...
  • A Letter from Archbishop Rowan Williams to the Primates of the Anglican Communion

    03/05/2007 7:58:49 PM PST · by Huber · 3 replies · 235+ views
    TitusOneNine ^ | March 5, 2007 | Rowan Williams, Archbishop of Canterbury
    Main Entry: pri'mate Etymology: Middle English primat, from Old French, from Medieval Latin primat-, primas archbishop, from Latin, leader, from primus Date: 13th century 1 often capitalized : a bishop who has precedence in a province, group of provinces, or a nation2 archaic : one first in authority or rank : LEADER 3 [New Latin Primates, from Latin, plural of primat-, primas] : any of an order (Primates) of mammals comprising humans, apes, monkeys, and related forms (as lemurs and tarsiers) -pri'mate-ship \-*ship\ noun --pri-ma'tial \pr*-*m*-sh*l\ adjective
  • I Support Gay Rights in The Civil Domain'[+Rowan]

    10/21/2010 9:54:54 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 6 replies
    BANGALORE: Archbishop of Canterbury Reverend Rowan Williams is known to be broad-minded, liberal and outspoken in his thoughts. As the Archbishop was about to rush in his car to a programme after the inter-faith dialogue at ECC concluded, TOI asked him what his view on gay rights was. Williams replied: "The answer to this question is a long one. But yes, I support gay rights as a personal and legal right in the civil domain." Dr Mani Chacko, director of ECC, said: "The Archbishop of Canterbury is broad-minded and liberal. It is true that he had proffered gentle criticism of...
  • Anglican leader says praying like sunbathing

    10/18/2005 6:41:15 PM PDT · by sionnsar · 11 replies · 553+ views
    The Waffling Anglican ^ | 10/18/2005 | Mike the Geek
    Tue Oct 18,11:38 AM ET: The Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams told worshippers to compare praying to sunbathing, except that it is soaking in the light of God. Williams, the spiritual leader of the 77-million-strong worldwide Anglican Communion, said on a BBC radio programme that many people had trouble praying and thought it was a matter of "generally getting your act together". He said worshippers struggling to pray would be better off comparing praying to lying on a beach. They should stop trying too hard and just be where the light can reach them -- in this case the light...
  • Anglican head Williams says anti-gays misread Bible (Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams)

    04/17/2007 10:11:17 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 56 replies · 1,588+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 4/17/07 | Tom Heneghan
    PARIS (Reuters) - The spiritual leader of the world's 77 million Anglicans has said conservative Christians who cite the Bible to condemn homosexuality are misreading a key passage written by Saint Paul almost 2,000 years ago. Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams, addressing theology students in Toronto, said an oft-quoted passage in Paul's Epistle to the Romans meant to warn Christians not to be self-righteous when they see others fall into sin. His comments were an unusually open rebuff to conservative bishops, many of them from Africa, who have been citing the Bible to demand that pro-gay Anglican majorities in the...
  • Toleration and Islamic Law ( archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams )

    02/13/2008 10:24:13 PM PST · by george76 · 3 replies · 234+ views
    Opinion Journal ^ | February 12, 2008 | DAVID B. RIVKIN, JR. and LEE A. CASEY
    The archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams, earned an unusual rebuke from British Prime Minister Gordon Brown last week for suggesting that some version of Islamic -- "Shariah" -- law would inevitably be introduced in Britain. Even in rejecting the idea, however, Mr. Brown noted that some aspects of Shariah could be accommodated on a "case-by-case" basis. This exchange highlights an issue that is fast reaching a boiling point in Britain and other Western countries with increasingly assertive Muslim communities. Can a modern democracy house more than one legal system, even on a limited basis, and remain a democracy as we...
  • Anglican Identity, according to Dr Rowan Williams: A call to Common Prayer

    06/28/2006 6:05:49 PM PDT · by sionnsar · 3 replies · 357+ views
    The Prayer Book Society [1928] ^ | 6/28/2006 | The Rev'd Dr. Peter Toon
    The Archbishop of Canterbury is facing the present, major crisis within the Anglican family of Churches with wisdom and courage. He does not have the authority and power of a Patriarch or Pope. His authority is basically moral and relies on long-formed “bonds of affection.” Following the failure of the American Episcopal Church to provide the totality of positive response asked for by The Windsor Report and the Primates’ Meeting, Dr Williams is making a tremendous effort to guide the discussion and debate within the Anglican Communion in both reasonable and responsible ways, true to the Christian heritage of the...
  • Ants are chewing on it [on Rowan Williams' statement]

    06/27/2006 3:56:43 PM PDT · by sionnsar · 2 replies · 370+ views
    anthills ^ | 6/27/2006 | The Ant
    Picture ants scurrying around on Archbishop Rowan’s reflection, released today, looking for something tasty.I have just a few humble thoughts. More later perhaps, but pressing pastoral needs and church administration chores call loudly.The Archbishop has painted a picture with an ocean horizon—the most distant possible—not an imaginary horizon blocked by a forest. There are items in the foreground that are clear and items in mid-perspective that are mostly hidden. It’s an agonizing picture in many ways for someone who is deeply disturbed by the General Convention’s total results.Here is one clear sentence that touches many points in the paper: …the...
  • Some Reactions to Rowan Williams’ Statement this Morning

    06/27/2006 12:23:51 PM PDT · by sionnsar · 24 replies · 990+ views
    titusonenine ^ | 6/27/2006
    [All, it seems like everybody is offering their analysis of +Williams' statement. Herein will be references to a few --sionnsar]
  • Something About Rowan Williams

    08/15/2006 6:51:21 PM PDT · by sionnsar · 1 replies · 360+ views
    The Kew Continuum ^ | 8/14/2006 | Richard Kew
    When Rowan Williams, then Bishop of Monmouth and Archbishop of Wales, was appointed Archbishop of Canterbury I was among those who were profoundly disappointed. I confess that I did not know much about the man, but his arrival in the mother diocese of Anglicanism was about as bad news to me as the election of his American counterpart had been in 1997. I wondered what now stood between our worldwide church and the deluge! In the years since he ascended Augustine's chair, I have had time to reassess this man, hear him speak, correspond with him, spend time alone with...
  • Interview: Rowan Williams, Archbishop of Canterbury

    12/20/2008 9:43:36 PM PST · by bruinbirdman · 7 replies · 478+ views
    New Statesman ^ | 12/18/2008 | James Macintyre
    Over the course of a turbulent year the Archbishop of Canterbury had a series of meetings with James Macintyre during which he spoke about sharia law, capitalism, the disestablishment of the Church, and his love of The West Wing On a bleak afternoon in November, a delegation of senior religious leaders from Britain filed out of an exhibit room at Ausch witz in Poland. One man stopped, and stayed staring intently through the glass. Before him was a mass of human hair from those killed in the gas chambers. This man was Dr Rowan Williams and he was praying, silently....
  • Osama bin Laden dead: Archbishop of Canterbury criticises White House.

    05/05/2011 6:20:38 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 05/05/2011 | Tim Ross
    Dr Rowan Williams warned that the shooting dead of the unarmed al-Qaeda leader meant justice was not "seen to be done". The differing accounts of the American special forces' operation which have emerged from the White House since Monday "have not helped", he said. At a press conference at Lambeth Palace, The Daily Telegraph asked Dr Williams whether he thought the US had been right to kill bin Laden. After declining to respond initially, he later replied: “I think the killing of an unarmed man is always going to leave a very uncomfortable feeling, because it doesn’t look as if...
  • Church May Split Over Women Bishops and Gay Priests, Warns Rowan Williams

    02/09/2010 5:15:06 PM PST · by Steelfish · 35 replies · 1,058+ views
    London Times ^ | February 09, 2010 | Ruth Gledhill
    February 10, 2010 Church May Split Over Women Bishops and Gay Priests, Warns Rowan Williams Ruth Gledhill, Religion Correspondent Members of the General Synod listen to Dr Williams?s address yesterday The Archbishop of Canterbury warned yesterday that damaging infighting over women bishops and gay priests could result in a permanent split in the Anglican Communion. Dr Rowan Williams stressed that he did not “want or relish” the prospect of division. He called on the Church of England and Anglicans worldwide to step back from a “betrayal” of God’s mission and to put the work of Christ before schism. But he...
  • Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams warns rebels over Church of England split

    07/01/2008 10:03:31 AM PDT · by NYer · 38 replies · 76+ views
    Telegraph ^ | July 1, 2008 | George Pitcher, Religion Editor, and Graham Tibbetts
    The Archbishop of Canterbury has rounded on rebel Anglicans seeking to bypass his authority over issues such as homosexuality and women priests. Dr Rowan Williams adopted unusually forthright language to accuse the hardline traditionalists of lacking legitimacy One of his staff even suggested the rebels were becoming a "Protestant sect". The Archbishop's comments follow the creation at the weekend of the Fellowship of Confessing Anglicans (Foca), a global network for millions of Anglicans unhappy at the ordination of the openly homosexual Bishop of New Hampshire, Gene Robinson. Dr Williams called for patience from those who want to create an...
  • Rowan Williams' Authority Goes Up In smoke As He Replies 'Pass' to Question About Future Gay Bishops

    09/25/2010 6:31:14 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 8 replies · 1+ views
    The Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 9/25/10 | Damian Thompson
    From behind the Times’s paywall, the sound of an Archbishop of Canterbury digging a hole for himself so deep that it will soon swallow him up. Dr Rowan Williams has given a disastrous interview to the paper today that leads his interviewer, Ginny Dougary, to describe his position on homosexuality as “both confusing and rather revolting”. Well, she’s certainly right on the first count. Here’s my paraphrase of the Archbishop’s current position: Does he still think it’s OK for gay couples to have sex, as he wrote years ago? “That’s what I wrote as a theologian, you know, putting forward...
  • Archbishop of Canterbury - Holocaust needs to be remembered as ‘real event’

    01/25/2007 12:12:17 PM PST · by Huber · 2 replies · 307+ views
    Titus Online ^ | 1/25/2007 | Rowan A. Williams
    Two contrasting events of the last quarter of 2006 provide a pathway to this 2007 Holocaust Memorial Day. In different ways each highlighted very clearly why we shall continue to need an annual national Holocaust Memorial Day for the foreseeable future and why all British citizens should mark it. The first was the award by Her Majesty of an honorary knighthood to Professor Elie Wiesel. I was privileged to attend the reception given in his honour by the Yad Vashem Foundation UK at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. Listening to him speak and seeing him surrounded by his family, brought...
  • Rich must shoulder their fair share of the burden, says Rowan Williams

    01/15/2011 7:14:32 AM PST · by originalbuckeye · 43 replies
    Uk Guardian ^ | 12/26/10 | Robin McKie
    There is a "lasting sense" that the most prosperous in society have yet to shoulder their load in the economic downturn, the archbishop of Canterbury said yesterday. In a rebuke to the rich in Britain, Rowan Williams used his Christmas Day sermon to stress the importance of people working together to rebuild confidence and trust. "That confidence isn't in huge supply at the moment, given the massive crises of trust that have shaken us all in the last couple of years and the lasting sense that the most prosperous have yet to shoulder their load." Williams also warned of hardship...
  • Rowan Williams Issues 'Profound Apology' To Gay Christians

    02/09/2010 9:48:39 PM PST · by Steelfish · 23 replies · 544+ views
    London Times ^ | February 09, 2010 | Ruth Gledhill
    February 9, 2010 Rowan Williams Issues 'Profound Apology' To Gay Christians Ruth Gledhill, Religion Correspondent The Archbishop of Canterbury issued a “profound apology” to the lesbian and gay Christian community today. In a powerful address to the General Synod, Dr Rowan Williams warned that any schism within the Church would represent a betrayal of God’s mission. But he made clear that he regretted recent rhetoric in which he has sought to mollify the fears of the traditionalist wing of the church. The Archbishop is from the Church’s liberal wing and a man who once espoused equal rights for gays within...
  • Rowan Williams, Chris Grayling, homophobia and synthetic outrage

    04/05/2010 12:20:59 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 11 replies · 624+ views ^ | April 4th, 2010 | By Daniel Hannan
    When someone claims to have been “offended” by someone else’s remarks, he is usually grandstanding. Believe me: I’ve been on the receiving end of synthetic outrage more often than most. It’s one of the reasons I feel a certain kinship with Rowan Williams. ... It’s a similar story with the fabricated row about Chris Grayling’s belief that religious B&B owners should not be forced by law to let rooms to gay couples. Such hoteliers are guilty of bad business as well as bad manners: they are harming their profits for no good reason. But you don’t have to be anti-gay...
  • Rowan Williams Condemns 'Frightening' Coalition [Attacks Conservative Policies]

    06/08/2011 6:49:03 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 21 replies · 1+ views
    Telegraph(UK) ^ | June 08, 2011
    Rowan Williams Condemns 'Frightening' Coalition Dr Rowan Williams will launch a sustained attack on the Coalition in the most outspoken political intervention by an Archbishop of Canterbury for a generation. The comments represent Dr Williams's most direct intervention in politics since he became Archbishop of Canterbury By Tim Ross 08 Jun 2011 He warns that the public is gripped by “fear” over the Government’s reforms to education, the NHS and the benefits system and accuses David Cameron and Nick Clegg of forcing through “radical policies for which no one voted”. Openly questioning the democratic legitimacy of the Coalition, the Archbishop...
  • Why the Catholic Church Stands to Gain from Rowan Williams' Outburst

    06/11/2011 11:29:42 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 8 replies
    The Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 6/10/11 | Jonathan Wynne-Jones
    There’s a brilliant headline in one of the tabloids today suggesting that the archbishops are “at war”. If you actually look at the comment from Archbishop Vincent Nichols relating to Rowan Williams’ article, however, it’s not particularly bellicose. “I was struck by a poll at our conference on April 6 when those present were asked if the Big Society was a cover for cuts,” he said. “The overwhelming majority said no.” Hardly a sign that they’re at war, yet there appears to be some strategic manoeuvring going on in the way that the Catholic archbishop appears to be aligning himself...
  • Archbishop of Canterbury: Let’s face it, Jesus would be part of the Occupy movement

    12/07/2011 7:33:05 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 42 replies
    Hotair ^ | 12/07/2011 | Allahpundit
    Really? Didn’t Jesus have a job?Blessed are they who took out $150,000 in student loans to get a degree in Marxist Semiotics. In a British magazine, the leader of the world’s 78 million Anglicans worldwide insisted that Jesus would be “there, sharing the risks, not just taking sides.”…In his article written for the Christmas edition of the Radio Times magazine, the archbishop said Jesus was “constantly asking awkward questions” in the Bible.In the St. Paul’s encampment, Williams added, Jesus would be “steadily changing the entire atmosphere by the questions that he asked of everybody involved — rich and poor, capitalist...