Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Lord Carey: Community breakdown, not welfare cuts, to blame for food poverty
Church leaders who attacked Government welfare reforms were "too simplistic", a former Archbishop of Canterbury has said

By Carey Lodge
February 25, 2014

A former Archbishop of Canterbury has entered the debate on welfare reforms, criticising Church leaders who have blamed the Government's cuts for directly inducing food poverty in the UK.

Last week, 27 Church of England bishops were among the more than 40 faith leaders who signed an open letter to Prime Minister David Cameron in which they condemned welfare cuts, wage freezes and the rising cost of food.

The Church leaders said these had been the cause of a "national crisis" and that failures in the benefit system had left families destitute.

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