Letter: Christians and family support

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The Independent Online
Sir: In your report of the first national church lobby on homelessness ('Churchgoers call for 100,000 houses a year', 2 December), you quote Stephen Green as saying,

If Christian leaders spent a fraction of the effort that has gone into (their) lobby on helping couples and families stay together . . . the Government would take them more seriously.

May I suggest to Mr Green that Christian leaders, lay and ordained, spend a great deal more time and effort supporting marriage and family life than they do organising a national lobby. And from experience they know that the lack of adequate housing and unemployment put considerable strains on couples and families.

Yours faithfully,


Auxiliary Bishop of Southwark

London, SW20

2 December