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Bishops keen for 1,200 schools to introduce Living Wage (CNS)

Initiative launched after deal between Unison and the Catholic Education Service

The charities have written to Margaret Hodge (PA)

Charities concerned at ‘the public costs incurred by rising poverty levels’

The Comprehensive Spending Review plans to cap welfare expenditure (PA)

Britain’s unemployed may have to wait for a week before they can claim benefits

According to CSAN 61 staff in prisons were subject to disciplinary action for their treatment of prisoners and a further 26 staff were dismissed for their treatment of prisoners. (PA)

CSAN are concerned that proposed government cuts will undermine the dignity of prisoners

The House of Lords voted to exclude child benefit from the Government's proposed benefits cap (PA)

Blocking Government reforms was “vital to protect children facing poverty”

Archbishop Nichols says families are facing 'enormous pressure' (Photo: Mazur)

Archbishop Nichols urges MPs and peers to listen to experts in the field of Catholic social care

The criminal justice seminar takes place at Allen Hall            Mazur/catholicchurch.org.uk

Seminar focuses on justice

Caritas Social Action Network holds one-day seminary on criminal justice

Archbishop Nichols talks to another speaker at the conference (Mazur/catholicchurch.org.uk)

His view contrasts with those of Dr Rowan Williams, who this week described the Big Society as a ‘painfully stale slogan’

Delegates at the Caritas Social Action Network conference in Liverpool (Photo: Mazur)

Social action discussed

Archbishop Nichols and Archbishop Kelly address a conference in Liverpool organised by Caritas Social Action Network