Frances Ryan’s impeccably researched book echoes the UN’s findings that the UK’s austerity politics have been breaching human rights agreements for disabled people. In every area of essentials – housing, health, social care, jobs, representation, money – disabled people’s access and rights have been systematically pushed back,
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Do I wish to remain disabled in heaven? (Church Times)
‘Before Jesus healed people, he asked, “What do you want from me?” — perhaps because he did not always assume that it would be healing. The Church should be asking similarly neutral questions of disabled people.’
News – Keynote Speaker at Evolving Faith Conference 2019
I have an exciting announcement: I will be a keynote speaker for Evolving Faith Conference (4-5 October, 2019), Colorado, US.
Eye Can Write – interview with Jonathan Bryan
Jonathan Bryan was born with severe cerebral palsy but learnt to write using eye movements. His memoir, Eye Can Write, is highly intelligent and beautiful.
My Guardian article – Don’t tell your child not to stare at disabled people
I’m thrilled to tell you today that I have an article up online published by The Guardian, on why you shouldn’t just rebuke your child if they’re staring at a disabled person. Please do read! This one’s special.
Lament for the Disbelieved
’Lament’ sounds very spiritual and dignified. What it looks like in practice is ugly-crying in your front garden while the sun sets.
On Disability – Interview with Off The Page
It’s much easier to draw a correlation in the Bible between good followers of God who have suffered, than good people who haven’t. My interview (30 minutes audio or transcript) on disability and M.E. for Off The Page.
Did God or Satan cause Job’s suffering? and other questions – Exeter Church Live Q and A
A month ago I ‘spoke’ at a church in Exeter via a pre-recorded video interview. After they saw it, I called in and we had twenty minutes of Live Q&A via phone. There were some excellent questions, which I tried to do justice to in my answers. Here’s the audio and the transcript.