Rowan Williams is famously known to the public as a controversial figure because of his stance over the internal struggles facing the Anglican Communion. On the other hand, he is a noted theological giant who has stimulated a number of significant discussions within the Christian academia. And this is a lesser known fact about him:
Whilst chaplain of Clare College, Cambridge, Williams took part in anti-nuclear demonstrations at United States bases. In 1985, he was arrested for singing psalms as part of a protest organized by the Committee for Nuclear Disarmament at Lakenheath, an American air base in Suffolk...
(From Wikipedia. This event is found in Rupert Shortt's book too.)
Crazy people like this inflames the craziness in me.