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Is Britain 'A Post-Christian Country?' Former Archbishop Of Canterbury Thinks So

The Huffington Post | Yasmine Hafiz | Posted 04.28.2014 | Religion

U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron caused controversy last week by calling Britain a "Christian country," but the former Archbishop of Canterbury, Lord...

Jaweed Kaleem

Royal Wedding Officiant Visits US | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 05.16.2013 | Religion

In his 36 years as a priest in the Church of England, the Rev. John Hall never thought he would become best-known for being part of a wedding. But ...

C. S. Lewis, 50 Years On

Greg Garrett | Posted 06.15.2013 | Religion
Greg Garrett

His books are selling more than 6 million copies a year, new special editions of "The Screwtape Letters" and "A Grief Observed" are due out this year, and this November, he will join Shakespeare, T. S. Eliot and Chaucer as writers buried or commemorated in Westminster Abbey's Poets Corner. It is, literally, the year of C. S. Lewis.

Archbishop Of Canterbury Regrets Handling Of Gay Marriage

Reuters | Posted 11.07.2012 | Religion

LONDON, Sept 8 (Reuters) - The outgoing Archbishop of Canterbury said his dual role as the head of the Church of England and spiritual leader of the...

Reflecting On Rowan: The Archbishop Who Almost Walked on Water

Rev. Susan Russell | Posted 05.27.2012 | Religion
Rev. Susan Russell

We chose to walk on water. We chose to step out in faith in response to the one who says "come" and to believe that miracles can happen.

My Dinner With The Archbishop

Malcolm Boyd | Posted 05.23.2012 | Religion
Malcolm Boyd

There was give-and-take conversation instead of either a lecture or a sermon. Rowan Williams listened and spoke, spoke and listened. It was all about different people coming together and "getting to know you."

Who Will Succeed Archbishop Rowan Williams? The Short List

Posted 03.16.2012 | Religion

By Al Webb and Kevin Eckstrom Religion News Service LONDON (RNS) Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams said Friday (March 16) he will step down ...

Appreciating the Leadership of Rowan Williams

Greg Garrett | Posted 05.16.2012 | Religion
Greg Garrett

If Rowan Williams could not convince followers of Christ to love each other, I cannot conceive of anyone -- or anything -- that will.

The Highest Possible Stakes: Human Rights And Religion

Pierre Whalon | Posted 05.13.2012 | Religion
Pierre Whalon

Should the Catholic Church militate for equal rights for women before the law and support access to health care as a basic human right? Yes indeed -- the credibility of the Gospel requires it.

Opening Ourselves By Opening The Science-Religion Debate

Paul Wallace | Posted 05.06.2012 | Religion
Paul Wallace

Facing the radical insufficiency of even our best ideas about God, even for a moment, may help us see the static and fruitless opposition that characterizes much of the science-religion debate.

Writing Jews Out Of History: The Sounds Of Silence

Georgette Bennett, Ph.D. | Posted 03.31.2012 | Religion
Georgette Bennett, Ph.D.

How does one commemorate the Holocaust and fail to mention the major group that was singled out for obliteration?

Rowan Williams Says Jesus Would Be Siding With Occupy Movement

Posted 12.06.2011 | Religion

By Al Webb Religion News Service LONDON (RNS) Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams says Jesus would have joined protesters from the anti-corpor...

When Times Are Tough, True Leaders Emerge

Rev. Seamus P. Finn, OMI | Posted 01.28.2012 | Religion
Rev. Seamus P. Finn, OMI

Those who are called to leadership when times are tough will be searching for allies and ideas from all sectors. They face a disgruntled, angry and dispirited public that has lost faith in its political and financial leaders.

Crash Tax: Wall Street Reparations

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 01.14.2012 | Business
Leo W. Gerard

It's time for Wall Street to pay reparations for the financial collapse it caused. It's time for a crash tax, a tiny sales tax on Wall Street transactions, the revenues from which would pay for Main Street restoration.

Rowan Williams Confronts Mugabe With Dossier Of Abuse

Posted 12.12.2011 | Religion

By ENInews STAFF Religion News Service HARARE, Zimbabwe (RNS/ENInews) Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams has asked Zimbabwe President Robert ...

Archbishop Williams Visits Zimbabwe Amid Standoff With Former Bishop Nolbert Kunonga

Posted 12.04.2011 | Religion

HARARE, Zimbabwe (RNS/ENInews) Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams will visit Zimbabwe in a show of support for Anglicans who are under siege from...

Christian Leaders Call For Holy Land Protection

Posted 09.19.2011 | Religion

By Martin Revis Religion News Service LONDON (RNS/ENInews) Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams on Tuesday (July 19) ended a conference on the ...

Church Of England Affirms Celibacy Requirement For Gay Bishops

Posted 08.20.2011 | Religion

The Church of England will not refuse a promotion to the rank of bishop on the basis of sexual orientation as long as the candidate maintains celibacy...

Archbishop Of Canterbury Blasts U.K. Cuts

Posted 08.17.2011 | Religion

By Trevor Grundy c. 2011 Religion News Service CANTERBURY, England (RNS) Nearly a millennium ago, four unruly knights crossed the English Channel ...

Anglican Leader Slams British Austerity Budget

Posted 08.11.2011 | Religion

By Al Webb Religion News Service LONDON (RNS) Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams has touched off a fury by accusing the British government of ca...

NEW Royal Wedding Details: Archbishop, Time, Procession, Reception

Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

It's Hats-Off To Female Bishop, And Not In A Good Way

Religion News Service | By Daniel Burke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By Daniel Burke Religion News Service (RNS) Q: When is a hat more than a hat? A: When the hat is a bishop's miter, and belongs to the female head of...

Mitregate: Anglicans in Crisis Over a Woman's Hat!

Diana Butler Bass | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Diana Butler Bass

It is particularly galling to American Episcopalians to have the Archbishop of Canterbury direct their Presiding Bishop not to display any signs of her spiritual authority.

The Real Reason for the Anglican-Episcopal Divide

Diana Butler Bass | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Diana Butler Bass

This week, dueling pastoral letters from Rowan Williams, the Anglican Archbishop of Canterbury, and Katharine Jefferts Schori, the Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church, caught my attention.

Lesbian Bishop-Elect Clears Crucial Hurdle | Daniel Burke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

A majority of dioceses in the Episcopal Church have confirmed the election of an open lesbian as a bishop in Los Angeles, bringing Bishop-elect Mary G...