The ‘get tough’ approach to sick and disabled welfare claimants promoted by the big party players in the run up to this General Election, and in recent media rhetoric, is not just morally cheap, says Savi Hensman. It is reflective of a profoundly inadequate policy approach which ends up scapegoating those we should be supporting most.
While the main media focus will be on Valentine's Day today, many churches across the UK have been 'spreading the love' in a rather different way - by showing support for those living with autism and those who support them.
Autism campaigners around the world are urging Pope Benedict XVI to act on autism in the wake of the banning of a 13 year old boy with severe autism from the Roman Catholic Church of St.Joseph, in Bertha, Minnesota in the United States.
Autism campaigners around the world are urging church leaders and clergy to understand the complex needs of children and adults with autism after a Roman Catholic priest banned a boy with autism from his church
Churches of all denominations across Britain and Ireland are being encouraged to mark Autism Sunday and the International Day of Prayer for those living with autism and Asperger's Syndrome on Sunday 10 February 2008.