Archbishop of York

The Minimum Wage Is Worthless Unless It's a Living One

Charlie Mullins | Posted 24.08.2014 | UK Politics
Charlie Mullins

We need to make people want to work in this country and as far as I'm concerned we should abolish the National Minimum Wage, and replace it with a National Living Wage.

Even The Church Of England Is Against HS2

The Huffington Post/PA | Posted 02.06.2014 | UK Politics

The Church of England has joined opponents of the government's HS2 proposals, warning that current plans for constructing the line mean that graves wi...

How Relevant Is Faith and Religion in a Modern Society?

Reverend David Gifford | Posted 29.04.2014 | UK
Reverend David Gifford

Interfaith dialogue will have to take its place as a crucial item on everybody's agenda. It is heartening to get behind these students - the leaders of tomorrow - who show us that faith and religion is still relevant to life's meaning and for flourishing, dynamic, societies.

Archbishop: Living Wage Will Stop Pay Squeeze

The Huffington Post/PA | Posted 10.02.2014 | UK Politics

Archbishop of York Dr John Sentamu has warned that millions of workers will not benefit from the economic recovery unless they are paid a living wage....

Leaders of Anglican Church Speak Out Against Anti-Gay Violence and Laws

Dan Littauer | Posted 01.04.2014 | UK
Dan Littauer

The Archbishops of Canterbury and York, spiritual heads of the worldwide Anglican Communion, called upon leaders of the Church, as well as the presidents of Nigeria and Uganda, to support and care for all people "regardless of sexual orientation."

LOOK: 'Jesus Raises It Up'

Posted 01.09.2013 | UK

The Archbishop of York offered his prayers to Andrew Marr as the broadcaster returned to television after his stroke. Dr John Sentamu, who had a pr...

LOOK: Dramatic Arrest Of Man Who Disrupted General Synod Service

PA | Posted 07.07.2013 | UK

A man has been arrested on suspicion of assault after temporarily disrupting the start of a General Synod service at York Minster. The man was rest...

Archbishop Condemns 'Morally Bankrupt' Tax Avoiders

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 08.06.2013 | UK

The Archbishop of York has spoken out against the "morally bankrupt" who avoid paying their fair share of tax. Dr John Sentamu said everyone has a ...

Archbishop Of York Treated For Prostate Cancer

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 30.05.2013 | UK

The Archbishop of York John Sentamu has been treated for prostate cancer, the Church has confirmed. The Ugandan-born theologian was treated for "lo...

Archbishop: Fight Against Racism Continues 20 Years On From Stephen Lawrence Murder

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.04.2013 | UK

The fight against the "invidious and devastating cancer" of racism, 20 years after the murder of Stephen Lawrence, must be continued, the Archbishop o...

Workfare Is Modernised Slavery

Dr Simon Duffy | Posted 29.04.2013 | UK Politics
Dr Simon Duffy

Workfare is not only bad economics it is morally wrong. Workfare is a modern form of slavery. This may seem an extreme statement, for we tend to associate slavery with racial oppression, when black people were forced to work for white farmers. But slavery is not always racial and it is not always achieved by violence.

Christians 'Should Be Free To Wear Religious Symbols'

PA | Posted 15.01.2013 | UK

Christians should be able to wear the symbols of their religion without being discriminated against, the Archbishop of York has said. Reacting to t...

'Feed The Hungry And Give Shelter To The Homeless

Huffington Post UK/ PA | Posted 25.12.2012 | UK

The Archbishop of York has celebrated Christmas Day saying "let us feed those who hunger" and "let us give shelter to the homeless". John Sentamu t...

Archbishop: 'Gay Marriage Will Not Right A Wrong'

Daily Telegraph | Daily Telegraph | Posted 16.07.2012 | UK

Plans to introduce same-sex marriage have only been tabled to meet an "emotional need" not to right an injustice, the Archbishop of York argues today....

Cameron Separates Himself From Gay Marriage To 'Appease Tory Backbenchers'

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 31.01.2013 | UK Politics

David Cameron is to back down from legalising gay marriage in the near future in order to win back the support of Conservative backbenchers. The Pr...

Protests Against Archbishop of York's Opposition To Gay Marriage

Posted 01.02.2012 | UK

Scores of protestors have voiced their protests against comments made by the Archbishop of York on same-sex marriage in a demonstration outside York M...

Archbishop Of York: Politicians Should Not Overrule Bible

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 29.03.2012 | UK

David Cameron would be like a "dictator" if he allowed same-sex marriage, according to the Archbishop of York. Dr John Sentamu, the second most se...

Archbishop Takes Bankers To Task Over Bonuses

Posted 24.12.2011 | UK

The Archbishop of York has criticised the growing divide between high and low earners and asked whether it is right that bankers "who helped cause the...