Rowan Williams

Dr Rowan Williams is an Anglican bishop, poet and theologian. He was formerly the Archbishop of Canterbury

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Cups of boiling water and a spoon of tomato puree: Here's what you can learn by living on £1 a day

Over a billion people around the world live below the poverty line

Dr Rowan Williams: As the first Syrian refugees arrive in the UK, we must now promise our support for more humanitarian action

This is an opportunity to register more clearly the scale of the ongoing disaster

Meanings of Christmas: The pivot on which history turns

When we are hurt we pass the injury to someone else. That was the unchanging law - until a child was born who could absorb the pain

Meanings of Christmas: There is no edification in this massacre of inno cence

The light of Christmas casts a shadow. One child was born but, as a direct consequence, many others were killed by Herod. Rowan Williams, Bishop of Monmouth, is impatient however with attempts to see significance in the suffering.

By his stillness we learn to look death in the face

That most ambiguous of symbols - the crucifix - is perhaps the least suitable image for Good Friday, argues Rowan Williams, the Bishop of Monmouth.
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