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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."

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Rowan Williams tells 'persecuted' western Christians to grow up

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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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?"

"The Christian meets pain in acceptance and hope. He or she ... struggles through it to grow into a new humanness, 'more capable both of pain and of love.'" ~Rowan Williams (quoting Dorothee Sölle)

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

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The Gift of Christmas: Rowan Williams and Laurence Freeman - YouTube

Poem of the week: What is Man? by Waldo Williams, translated by Rowan Williams

A Welsh poem, translated by the former Archbishop of Canterbury, uses the form of catechism to gently address some universal dilemmas

Rowan Williams on the Christian Life

And Then You Were Gone: Restoring a Broken Heart After Pregnancy Loss by Becky Avella (Christian)

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