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Sunday, November 20, 2011
Archbishop Rowan Williams backs revolt against coalition's welfare cuts- the Guardian UK
from the article:
Bishops across the country, backed by Rowan Williams, the archbishop of Canterbury, have condemned the coalition government's controversialwelfare reforms, which they say risk pushing thousands of children intopoverty and homelessness.
Eighteen Church of England bishops, backed by Williams and the archbishop of York, John Sentamu, are demanding that ministers rewrite their flagship plan to impose a £500-a-week benefit cap on families.
In an open letter in Observer, they say the Church of England has a "moral obligation to speak up for those who have no voice". Their message is that the cap could be "profoundly unjust" to the poorest children in society, especially those in larger families and those living in expensive major cities.