My good friend Tom Wright is in the news today, along with other Anglican bishops speaking out on the issue of the poor and the struggling in Britain:
Five leading Anglican bishops have attacked the government, calling into question the morality of Labour policy.
Bishops of Durham, Winchester, Hulme, Manchester and Carlisle made the comments to the Sunday Telegraph.
They warned the country was suffering from family breakdown, an unhealthy reliance on debt and a growing gap between rich and poor.
The government defended its record of helping people out of poverty, saying fairness was at the core of its agenda.
Meanwhile, in his New Year message next week,Gordon Brown is expected to say the recession will be a test of Britain's character.
The Rt Rev Tom Wright, the Bishop of Durham, told the Sunday Telegraph ministers had not done enough to help the poor.
"Labour made a lot of promises, but a lot of them have vanished into thin air," he said.
"We have not seen a raising of aspirations in the last 13 years, but instead there is a sense of hopelessness. While the rich have got richer, the poor have got poorer.
"When a big bank or car company goes bankrupt, it gets bailed out, but no one seems to be bailing out the ordinary people who are losing their jobs and seeing their savings diminished."
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