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,

HOWARD TRIPP

Auxiliary Bishop of Southwark

London, SW20

2 December

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