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Churches across Britain are marking a national week of action by speaking out against the social exclusion of people who are poor or homeless.
The Anglican Archbishop of York is among those backing calls from charities to make sure that all children living with poverty can get a free school meal.
The rhetoric of some in government and some in the churches is not adding up in factual and practical terms, Archbishop of York Dr John Sentamu told the Church Urban Fund (CUF) 'Tackling Poverty' in Leeds today (18 April 2012).
The promise of a 'big society' is being undermined by cuts that threaten social investment to address poverty and equality, says the Archbishop of York.
The LGB&T Anglican Coalition has spoken strongly against racist abuse directed to Dr John Sentamu, while disagreeing with his opposition to same-sex marriage.
The Archbishop of York made the front page of the Daily Telegraph yesterday by saying that David Cameron would be acting "like a dictator" if he introduced legislation to recognise same-sex marriage.
Archbishop of York Dr John Sentamu is being heavily criticised for opposing government plans to legalise same-sex civil marriage.
The Archbishop of York has warned about commercial pressures within the NHS under the government's proposed reforms to the way it works.
In his Holy Week message, the Anglican Archbishop of York has asked whether Britain's 'Big Society' is doing enough to help refugees.
Churches are calling for people to support Fairtrade Fortnight by organising events and buying Fairtrade produce.