Tuesday, November 10, 2015

UK faith leaders unite to challenge welfare penalties on larger families

From The Guardian-

Christian and Jewish leaders have joined forces to challenge the UK government’s welfare reform proposals, calling on members of the House of Lords to throw out clauses that penalise larger families.

An alliance of faith organisations has issued a briefing paper for peers that labels the proposals as “fundamentally anti-family”. “Anything which sends the implicit message that a child is unwanted, unvalued or superfluous should be strongly resisted,” the briefing says.

The Church of England, Church of Scotland, the Catholic Caritas Social Network, Methodists, Baptists, Quakers, the United Reform Church, the Board of Deputies of British Jews and the orthodox Jewish Interlink Foundation are behind the effort to amend legislation going through parliament.

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