Rowan Douglas Williams, Baron Williams of Oystermouth PC FBA FRSL FLSW (born 14 June 1950) is a Welsh Anglican bishop, theologian and poet. Williams was the 104th Archbishop of Canterbury, Metropolitan of the Province of Canterbury and Primate of All England, offices he held from December 2002 to December 2012.
[Dr Rowan Williams] former Archbishop of Canterbury has warned that today’s political landscape in Europe and the U.S resembles that of Germany in the 1930s and urged the world not to forget the lessons of the past. [He] made the comments in the introduction to a new study guide examining Amy Buller’s seminal text ‘Darkness over Germany,’ which includes a contribution from Senior Masorti Rabbi Jonathan Wittenberg. The guide has been produced by the Council of Christians and Jews (CCJ), a spokesman for which said: “Buller’s observations and warnings concerning nationalism, populism, and extremism are as pertinent now as they were then”.
At the Lambeth Conference in July 1998, then Bishop Rowan Williams of Monmouth abstained and did not vote in favour of the conservative resolution on human sexuality. These actions, combined with his initial support for openly gay Canon Jeffrey John, gained him support among liberals and caused frustration for conservatives.
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