When we threaten the balance of things, we don't just put our material survival at risk; more profoundly we put our spiritual sensitivity at risk -- the possibility of being opened up to endless wonder by the world around usAnglican leader preaches on pollution Dec 24, 2007
Radical change in the way we read cannot be determined by one group or tradition aloneArchbishop of Canterbury warns liberals Dec 15, 2007
The intention of today is not only to renew that act of repentance, not just an apology but repentance, acknowledgment that we were part of this terrible history, but also to wake people up to where we are now, the fact there still are problemsAnglican leaders mark end of slavery Mar 24, 2007
It's going to be bad for us. It's going to drive people into recrimination and bitternessArchbishop fears Anglican Church split Jan 08, 2007
Once we let go of the principle that everyone deserves care and respect, we are in uncharted territoryBritish Lords debate right-to-die May 12, 2006
Rowan Douglas Williams FRSL, FBA, FLSW (born 14 June 1950) is an Anglican bishop, poet and theologian. He is the 104th and current Archbishop of Canterbury, Metropolitan of the Province of Canterbury and Primate of All England, offices he has held since early 2003.
Williams was previously Bishop of Monmouth and Archbishop of Wales (making him the first Archbishop of Canterbury in modern times not to be appointed from within the Church of England) and had spent much of his earlier career as an academic at the Universities of Cambridge and Oxford successively. His primacy has been marked by much speculation that the Anglican Communion (in which the Archbishop of Canterbury is the leading figure) is on the verge of fragmentation and by Williams's attempts to keep all sides talking to one another.
Williams was born on 14 June 1950 in Ystradgynlais, Swansea, Wales, into a Welsh-speaking family. He was the only child of Aneurin Williams and Dolphine (Del, Nancy) Morris – Presbyterians who became Anglicans in 1961. He was educated at the state school Dynevor School in Swansea, at Christ's College, Cambridge, where he studied theology, and at Wadham College, Oxford, where he received his DPhil in 1975.