Category - illness

  • 21 Jan 2013

    Jill Segger reviews Rachel Mann's account of her journey through gender dysphoria, sexuality and chronic illness from "a false self and a false God" towards wholeness.

  • 1 Dec 2012

    After online and in-person pressure, the Scottish Government has announced regulations to ensure that carers are not charged for support services.

  • 28 Nov 2012

    Today (28 November 2012) MSPs in the Scottish Parliament are debating the Social Care Scotland Bill that will determine the support offered to unpaid carers for those with debilitating illnesses or disabilities.

  • 13 Nov 2012

    Since the Work Capability Assessment fit-for-work test (which in large part determines eligibility for Employment and Support Allowance) was introduced in October 2008, more than 400,000 people with serious illnesses and profound disabilities have appealed against the decision to strip them of state support.

  • 6 Nov 2012

    Rachel Mann's passionate and thoughtful new book Dazzling Darkness: gender, sexuality and God, published by the Iona Community's Wild Goose imprint, is being launched at Manchester Cathedral, in the Nave, today (6 November 2012) at 7pm. The bookshop will be provided by St Denys' Manchester, and the launch price is £9.50. Ekklesia sends warmest wishes for the launch.

  • 5 Sep 2012

    The UK government’s ‘work capability assessment’ for sick and disabled people has been revealed to be blatantly unfair, and decisions are frequently overturned on appeal.

  • 8 Aug 2012

    The recent performance at the Festival of Spirituality and Peace of 'An Evening with Dementia', a one-man play written and performed by Trevor T. Smith, was followed by a fascinating discussion led by Professor June Andrews from the University of Stirling, says Katie MacFadyen.

  • 30 Jan 2009

    Religious leaders have joined the World Health Organisation in calling for an end to the common misuse of the word "leper", which they believe has become a deeply discriminatory and damaging term.