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January 2009

Unity and Universality, Locality and Diversity in Anglicanism
Sunday 11 January 2009
A contribution to the Second Receptive Ecumenism Conference, 11-14 January 2009, Ushaw College, Durham:…

Archbishop's New Year Message 2009 - the treasure that is our fellow human beings
Thursday 1 January 2009
In his 2009 New Year Message, Dr Williams asks us to consider the importance placed on material wealth,…

December 2008

Not Being Serious: Thomas Merton and Karl Barth
Wednesday 10 December 2008
A lecture given to the Thomas Merton Society of Great Britain and Ireland (at St Cyprian's, Clarence…

November 2008

Archbishop's address to Faith Leaders in Birmingham
Sunday 16 November 2008
The Archbishop of Canterbury's address to Faith Leaders at Birmingham Council House, during his visit…

Archbishop's visit to the Venkataswara (Balaji) Temple
Saturday 15 November 2008
The Archbishop visited the Venkataswara (Balaji) Temple, in the Diocese of Lichfield, where unveiledl…

Reflections on Auschwitz - Birkenau
Thursday 13 November 2008
The Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams and the Chief Rabbi, Sir Jonathan Sacks reflected on…

Archbishop's speech at Lord Mayor's Banquet 2008
Monday 10 November 2008
The Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, gave the following speech at the Lord Mayor's Banquet

Archbishop's lecture celebrating 60th Anniversary of the William Temple Foundation
Wednesday 5 November 2008
The Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, delivered the final lecture in a series celebrating…

October 2008

A Common Word and Future Christian-Muslim Engagement
Sunday 12 October 2008
The Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, has today given the opening address, in Emmanuel College,…

Annual General Meeting of Christian Muslim Forum
Thursday 9 October 2008
The Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, who is the Founding Patron of the Christian Muslim Forum,…

University of Chichester, Bishop George Bell lecture
Saturday 4 October 2008
A lecture by the Archbishop of Canterbury given at the University of Chichester, 4 October 2008, on the…

September 2008

Archbishop calls for greater co-operation to meet MDGs
Wednesday 24 September 2008
On the eve of the United Nations General Assembly meeting on Millennium Development Goals in New York,…

Presentations made by Cardinal Walter Kasper and Archbishop Rowan Williams at 'Mary and the Unity of the Church' Ecumenical Conference
Wednesday 24 September 2008
Hosted by Bishop Jacques Perrier of Tarbes and Lourdes, during Archbishop Williams' visit to the Sanctuary…

August 2008

Concluding Presidential Address to the Lambeth Conference
Sunday 3 August 2008
The Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, delivers his Presidential Address at the end of the…

July 2008

The Archbishop's address at a Dinner given by the Nikæan Club
Tuesday 29 July 2008
The dinner was attended by all the ecumenical participants present at the Conference on 29 July. The…

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