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Pay your taxes, Welby tells business

Article written by Kamal Ahmed Business editor More from Kamal Follow Kamal on Twitter   The Archbishop of Canterbury has entered the febrile debate about the role of business in society, telling me that high levels of inequality must be tackled. In an interview at Lambeth Palace, Archbishop Justin Welby said that businesses had to consider how they used their …

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Poor left behind, archbishops warn

In separate essays, the Archbishops of Canterbury and York make the case for the living wage The Archbishops of Canterbury and York have called for a rethink of the way poverty is addressed in the UK. Wider uptake of the living wage would combat “the anxiety of bare subsistence”, according to the two most senior figures in the Church of …

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Archbishop installed as prebend

A former Archbishop of Canterbury is set to be installed as a prebend at a parish church. Rowan Williams, who was the archbishop for 10 years until 2012, will join four other prebends at St Endellion Church. A prebend is a senior member of the church clergy. The post will see Dr Williams help with church activities such as the …

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Welby seeks gay marriage ‘bridge’

The Archbishop of Canterbury has said he is trying to bridge a split in the Anglican Church over same-sex marriage. The Most Rev Justin Welby told Radio 4’s Desert Island Discs he wanted to listen to both sides. He also admitted to moments of frustration on the issue. He did not discuss his previous opposition to gay marriage, saying it …

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Local Archbishop needles acquisitive bankers

It always tickles me to see how twitchy politicians get when anyone with an ounce of moral credibilty starts to edge into what they regard as their territory. The Archbishop of Canterbury Dr Rowan Williams raised eyebrows during his Christmas Day sermon. He suggested the rioters who tore Britain’s cities apart during the summer were no worse than bankers and …

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