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Rowan Williams: Theological Education Is For Everyone

In an interview recently published in Christianity Today, the former Archbishop of Canterbury and current Master of Magdalene College, Oxford, Rowan Williams,  makes the case that theological education should be accessible to everyone.

Well, in the broadest possible sense, theological education is learning more about the world that faith creates, or the world that faith trains you to inhabit. That’s what I really want to come back to again and again when I talk about theology. It’s not […]

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Former Archbishop Rowan Williams speaks out against gender based violence

The former Archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams, has released a statement urging faith leaders to participate in the 16-Days of Activism Against Gender Based Violence. The 16 days began yesterday, International Women’s Day, and ends on December 10, Human Rights Day. It specifically focuses on the violence and silencing that women and girls face on a daily basis, sometimes from faith leaders themselves. He says that faith leaders can be a powerful force in society, and asks them to “speak out […]

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Rowan Williams on Shakespeare, the Church

Photograph: Murdo Macleod

The former archbishop of Canterbury announces an upcoming Shakespeare project, explains how he still finds inspiration in his writings, and reflects on the difficulties of being archbishop, in a short interview with Robert McCrum for the Guardian.

From the Guardian:

Did he find Shakespeare any guide to being archbishop? “There’s plenty in Shakespeare,” he replies, “about the gulf between the robes and the reality. That’s helpful. And also the sense of paying attention to words. I’m glad I’d done some acting: […]

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