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April 2007

'Freedom and Slavery' - Wilberforce Lecture 2007
Tuesday 24 April 2007
In an address given at the invitation of the Wilberforce Lecture Trust, at the City Hall in Hull, the…

'The Bible Today: Reading & Hearing' - The Larkin-Stuart Lecture
Monday 16 April 2007
Transcript of the Larkin-Stuart lecture, delivered by the Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams,…

Easter 2007 Thought for the Day - New Heart
Friday 6 April 2007
The following is a transcript of the Archbishop's 'Thought For The Day' delivered on BBC Radio 4 on Good…

March 2007

House of Lords Speech Opposing 'Super Casinos'
Wednesday 28 March 2007
The Archbishop spoke in the debate on gambling and super casinos and, along with the Bishop of Southwell…

Slavery and Freedom: Address to Worshippers on the Walk of Witness
Saturday 24 March 2007
The Archbishop of Canterbury's address to worshippers at an open air service in Kennington Park. The…

No One Can Be Forgotten in God's Kingdom - TEAM Conference, South Africa
Friday 9 March 2007
The Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, has said that the Church stands for the principle that…

February 2007

General Synod Debate on Lesbian and Gay Christians, February 2007
Wednesday 28 February 2007
The Archbishop made an unplanned intervention in the General Synod's debate on lesbian and gay Christians.…

Fresh Expressions: 'the Life Blood of Who We Are' - General Synod February 2007
Tuesday 27 February 2007
In an introduction to a presentation on the Fresh Expressions initiative at the Church of England's General…

The Anglican Communion - Archbishop's Presidential Address to General Synod
Monday 26 February 2007
The Archbishop on the Primates' Meeting in Tanzania

Welcome and Celebrate the London Olympics - Archbishop's Call to Churches
Monday 26 February 2007
The Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams called for Churches to welcome and celebrate the forthcoming…

The Future of Trident - General Synod Debate February 2007
Monday 26 February 2007
At its February 2007 meeting, the General Synod of the Church of England debated a paper on the future…

Final Press Conference at Tanzania Primates' Meeting
Tuesday 20 February 2007
The Archbishop of Canterbury made the following remarks at a press conference at the close of the Anglican…

Get a Life: Speech at Launch of National Marriage Week
Monday 5 February 2007
The Archbishop spoke about the importance of marriage at the launch of National Marriage Week [beginning…

Commission of Inquiry Needed into Failing Penal System - Lecture 'Criminal Justice - building responsibility'
Thursday 1 February 2007
The Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, is calling for a Commission of Inquiry into the Penal…

January 2007

New Year Message 2007 - 'Hunger for Justice Will Change the World'.
Monday 1 January 2007
The Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams has said that we need to feel the same hunger for justice…

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