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Society & Community

How can the Church help to give a voice to people who are easily ignored by the powerful? How can Christians and others make a difference in their local communities and to the society we live in as a nation? What's most important in life and what does the Christianity have to say about the big questions we all face?

Archbishop at The Springfield Centre 15 Nov 2008

The Archbishop of Canterbury's ministry in the church, his role in parliament as one of the Lords Spiritual, and his place in public life, give him opportunities to see what others are doing in answer to these questions and to take part in public denate about the issues behind them. That might be through visiting schools and talking to the pupils and staff, through speaking in the House of Lords or writing for the press, or by spending time with clients, volunteers and staff at projects working to make a difference to the lives of those in need around the country.

In this section, you can find out what Archbishop Rowan has said and written about all sorts of issues - from asylum and immigration to climate change, and from childhood to economics. You can also find out more about some of the people and projects he's visited and the work that they're doing.

Recent items relating to Society & Community, including Arts & Culture, Economy, Education, Environment, Family Life, Government & Parliament, Health and Human Rights are shown below:

May 2007

Today Programme: Child Protection
25 May 2007
The Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, was interviewed on BBC Radio 4's Today Programme about…

Multiculturism: Friend or Foe - Archbishop's lecture
16 May 2007
The Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, delivers an address at London's Toynbee Hall, in which…

Christianity: Public Religion and the Common Good
12 May 2007
The following lecture was given by the Archbishop at St Andrew's Cathedral in Singapore.

Tribute to Prime Minister Tony Blair
10 May 2007
Responding to the Prime Minister's announcement that he will stand down on 27 June, the Archbishop of…

Christians Should Stand for Hope in Conflict
8 May 2007
Christian communities in the middle of conflict need to stand for hope, forgiveness, and reconciliation,…

April 2007

Archbishop to Give Inaugural Zaki Badawi Memorial Lecture
26 April 2007
The Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, will give the inaugural Zaki Badawi Memorial Lecture…

Politics, Morality and Leadership: Newsnight With Gavin Esler
25 April 2007
A transcript of the interview conducted by Gavin Esler and transmitted on BBC2's Newsnight programme…

Moral Vision Should be at the Heart of Politics
24 April 2007
In his lecture in Hull, the birthplace of William Wilberforce - the Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan…

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

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

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