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Archbishop - 'respond with hope'

Archbishop - 'respond with hope'The Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, led the observation of the two minutes silence while attending a degree ceremony at the University of Wales Aberystwyth, where he was made an honorary fellow.

60th anniversary of the end of World War II

60th anniversary of the end of World War IIArchbishop of Canterbury preaches at a service of prayer and thanksgiving to mark the 60th anniversary of the end of World War II - Westminster Abbey.

Faith Leaders’ Statement

Faith Leaders’ StatementSenior religious leaders have joined the Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, at Lambeth Palace, to issue a joint statement following Thursday’s terrorist attacks in London.

New Chairman for Cathedrals Fabric Commission

New Chairman for Cathedrals Fabric CommissionThe Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, has appointed the Right Honourable Frank Field, MP, PC, as Chairman of the Cathedrals Fabric Commission for England.

Archbishop of Canterbury: statement on London terrorist attacks

Archbishop of Canterbury: statement on London terrorist attacksThe Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, has spoken of his horror and grief following the explosions in London this morning.

Bishop of London's statement on explosions

Bishop of London's statement on explosionsThe Bishop of London said:   "This is a grave day for London. "Our thoughts and prayers are with the injured and the bereaved and also with the emergency services who have responded so rapidly.

National Inter Faith Relations Adviser and Secretary for Inter Faith Relations to the Archbishop of Canterbury appointed

National Inter Faith Relations Adviser and Secretary for Inter Faith Relations to the Archbishop of Canterbury appointedThe Revd Guy Wilkinson has been appointed as National Inter Faith Relations Adviser and Secretary for Inter Faith Relations to the Archbishop of Canterbury.  This new post combines the staff responsibilities of the national inter Faith work of the Church of England with support for Archbishop’s work in this area.

Faiths call on Government for a change in the law to enable FE colleges to take young people’s spiritual development seriously

Faiths call on Government for a change in the law to enable FE colleges to take young people’s spiritual development seriouslyChurches and other faith communities have called on the Government to extend responsibility for spiritual, moral, social and cultural development to Further Education colleges as well as schools as part of coming Education and Skills legislation. They also recommend that the core entitlement to spiritual and moral development should be a minimum guaranteed two-hour slot for all young people, in vocational diplomas and across all 14-19 education provision.

New EIAG Chairman appointed

New EIAG Chairman appointedThe new Chairman of the Church of England’s Ethical Investments Advisory Group (EIAG) is to be investment banker John Reynolds. He will succeed Archdeacon Ian Russell on 1 January 2006.

London Forum on G-8 – ‘action on poverty needed now’

London Forum on G-8 – ‘action on poverty needed now’A group of UK and US church leaders has called for decisive action and firm commitment on poverty from the world’s G8 leaders meeting this weekend. The London Forum, meeting at Lambeth Palace and hosted by the Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, issued a final communiqué saying that the time for change is now: