Christians in Britain and the US who claim that they are persecuted should "grow up" and not exaggerate what amounts to feeling "mildly uncomfortable", according to Rowan Williams, former archbishop of Canterbury. "When you've had any contact with real persecuted minorities you learn to use the word very chastely," he said. "Persecution is not being made to feel mildly uncomfortable. 'For goodness sake, grow up,' I want to say."

Christians in Britain and the US who claim that they are persecuted should "grow up" and not exaggerate what amounts to feeling "mildly uncomfortable", according to Rowan Williams, former archbishop of Canterbury. "When you've had any contact with real persecuted minorities you learn to use the word very chastely," he said. "Persecution is not being made to feel mildly uncomfortable. 'For goodness sake, grow up,' I want to say."

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Former Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams tells ‘persecuted’ western Christians to grow up...“When you've had any contact with real persecuted minorities you learn to use the word very chastely,” he said. “Persecution is not being made to feel mildly uncomfortable."

Former Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams tells ‘persecuted’ western Christians to grow up...“When you've had any contact with real persecuted minorities you learn to use the word very chastely,” he said. “Persecution is not being made to feel mildly uncomfortable."

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"- how can you not like an Archbishop who describes the impact of hierarchical church leadership on his soul by saying it's like 'the effect of coca-cola on your teeth'!" The High Calling of the Holy Fool - Ben Myers on the Theology of Rowan Williams

"- how can you not like an Archbishop who describes the impact of hierarchical church leadership on his soul by saying it's like 'the effect of coca-cola on your teeth'!" The High Calling of the Holy Fool - Ben Myers on the Theology of Rowan Williams

Rowan Williams admits the Church of England may have caused ‘mental’ pain towards gay people - YOU THINK?

Rowan Williams admits the Church of England may have caused ‘mental’ pain towards gay people - YOU THINK?

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Myth busting: Rowan Williams on Dylan Thomas

Myth busting: Rowan Williams on Dylan Thomas

A Conversation with Rowan Williams: "As I’ve said on other occasions, when people compare Christian belief to belief in the tooth fairy or Santa Claus, I want to ask, where are the Divine Comedies or Matthew Passions or Four Quartets inspired by the tooth fairy?"

A Conversation with Rowan Williams: "As I’ve said on other occasions, when people compare Christian belief to belief in the tooth fairy or Santa Claus, I want to ask, where are the Divine Comedies or Matthew Passions or Four Quartets inspired by the tooth fairy?"

Here's a Lent project I've had the privilege of contributing to. The BigRead event sees thousands of small groups across the UK (and the world) reflecting on the life of Jesus during the 6 weeks leading to Easter. This year's event features former Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams and six other writers. All the videos and study materials are free! Well worth doing with your own group or even on your own.

Here's a Lent project I've had the privilege of contributing to. The BigRead event sees thousands of small groups across the UK (and the world) reflecting on the life of Jesus during the 6 weeks leading to Easter. This year's event features former Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams and six other writers. All the videos and study materials are free! Well worth doing with your own group or even on your own.

Let Muslim primary school teachers wear full-face veil in class – Rowan Williams Former Archbishop of Canterbury says ‘panic’ about the niqab is 'largely misplaced' even if young children cannot see their teacher’s face. 10Nov14 DT This is same ABC who welcomed Islam into Britain. Does he suffer from BSE?

Let Muslim primary school teachers wear full-face veil in class – Rowan Williams Former Archbishop of Canterbury says ‘panic’ about the niqab is 'largely misplaced' even if young children cannot see their teacher’s face. 10Nov14 DT This is same ABC who welcomed Islam into Britain. Does he suffer from BSE?

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