The Living Wage and the role of the Church

June 2011

Church Urban Fund, Church Action on Poverty and the Diocese of London ran a joint workshop in May exploring issues around the Living Wage and the way that the wider Church should respond, both as a spiritual body with a public voice and as an employer.

What is a Christian perspective on the Living Wage? And what can or should churches and individual Christians be doing to promote it? Four Living Wage proponents, from the US and the UK, shared their experiences and perspectives during the workshop; their views - along with a selection of case studies - have been summarised by Tom Sefton of the Church Urban Fund.

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