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Poverty could destroy society, says Radcliffe

02 November 2013 | by Catherine Pepinster | Comments: 0

Britain is afflicted by a hidden violence on its poorest citizens that is in danger of destroying society, warned the former master of the Dominicans this week.That violence is the destruction of people’s lives, caused by inequality, lack of enough income for food, drug addiction, and lack of hope, Fr Timothy Radcliffe said in a lecture given at Westminster Abbey on Tuesday. “If we do not open our eyes to it and respond,” he warned, “then it will surely erupt and destroy our society before long … We must take stands in favour of a taxation system that favours the common good; we must oppose the growing inequality that is tearing apart our country. But we must also find ways to touch the communal imagination.”Fr Radcliffe’s comments formed part of ....... ....... ........ ........ ........ ........ ........ ........ ........ ........ ........

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