21 Apr Dr. Rowan Williams - Recovering Archbishop

On Easter Day we’re joined by the theologian, poet and campaigner for social justice who’s recognised as one of Britain’s leading intellectuals. The Most Rev Dr. Rowan Williams, is a former Archbishop of Wales, and was the first Welshman in at least a thousand years to become Archbishop of Canterbury. He stepped down in 2012 after an often controversial ten years leading not just the Church of England but also the rest of the world’s 77 million Anglicans. He was both loved and lampooned. Back in academia where as a brilliant young scholar he’d filled some prestigious Oxbridge posts, he’s currently Master of Magdalen College Cambridge. He’s also Chair of Christian Aid, the churches’ ecumenical relief and development agency. Baron Williams of Oystermouth was born in Swansea, frequently returns to Wales (often to support work among the most marginalised people), and has said he’s happiest when he’s on holiday with his family on the Pembrokeshire coast.
In conversation with Roy Jenkins he talks about his time as Archbishop of Canterbury, the challenges facing Christian Aid, and the humanity he wants to see nurtured across the country.
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