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Also at Synod: children, the living wage

ON Wednesday, the Synod voted to "strongly encourage" all Church of England institutions to pay "at least" the living wage. John Freeman (Chester), proposing the motion, said that if the Church paid less than this, "why should the world take any notice of it when it speaks out against other examples of economic injustice?"

The Archbishop of York, Dr Sentamu, congratulated Mr Freeman on his motion, saying that one in five people in work in the UK was not paid a living ...

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Fri 31 Jul 15 @ 18:59
@steveLIVS @RhodesWriter @c_of_e It wasn't our data, it was a survey by the British Election Study. HS

Fri 31 Jul 15 @ 15:25
Giving in @c_of_e up to £1 billion. But number of givers falling http://t.co/XTRi469vxv http://t.co/DZOtKmFWHH