Archbishop Rowan Williams to speak at Ecumenical Centre, Geneva

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Dr Rowan Williams, Archbishop of Canterbury, will be delivering a lecture on “Faith, human rights and human dignity” on Tuesday, 28 February from 18.30-20.00 in the Visser't Hooft Plenary Hall of the Ecumenical Centre in Geneva at the invitation of the World Council of Churches (WCC).


Rowan Williams became the Archbishop of Canterbury in 2003. He is the senior bishop of the worldwide Anglican Communion, a first among equals amongst fellow bishops.


A renowned theologian, he has been involved in several theological, ecumenical and educational commissions and has authored a number of books.


His visit follows a meeting with the WCC general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit in January 2011 in London.


The lecture at the Ecumenical Centre will be open to the public and interpretation in French will be provided.


The following morning, 29 February, the Ecumenical Advocacy Alliance (EAA) will host a discussion forum with the archbishop at the World Health Organization office in Geneva. The EAA is an international network of Christian organizations, including the WCC, cooperating in advocacy on global trade and HIV.