Posts Tagged ‘Inclusiveness’

Workshops about disability and participation – everyone has a role to play

Thursday, August 9th, 2018

People with disabilities want to be treated as people first – rather than by being defined by impairment and everyone has a role to play in helping bring that to fruition. That was the message from the 2018 Social Justice Week Workshop held last Saturday at St Thomas More Parish Church in Mt. Maunganui. Caritas Read more

Shortland Street’s Down syndrome storyline inappropriate and offensive

Thursday, August 2nd, 2018

A suggestion to abort a Down syndrome pregnancy in the popular New Zealand television soap opera Shortland Street has drawn fire from The Down Syndrome Association. They say they weren’t consulted about the storyline which is described as reflecting outdated thinking and failing to represent an inclusive society. Association spokesperson Kim Porthouse said the organisation Read more

Christian reference removed from parliamentary prayer

Monday, November 13th, 2017

The Archbishop of Wellington, Cardinal John Dew, in expressing his personal view about the removal of a Christian reference in New Zealand’s parliamentary prayer, says that “ While we hope that there would always be a prayer acknowledging the importance of God in our lives, it is important in today’s society to be respectful of Read more

St Theresa’s school is signing away

Thursday, October 5th, 2017
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St Theresa’s School in Plimmerton is the focus of a new short documentary by Van Asch Deaf Education Centre. The Making of a NZSL School follows Andre, who began as a new entrant at the school in 2016. The film shows his, his classmates’, teachers’ and the wider school community’s journey in learning New Zealand Read more

Inclusiveness of St Andrew’s on The Terrace – new mural

Tuesday, August 9th, 2016

The inclusiveness of St Andrew’s Presbyterian Church on The Terrace is now clear for all to see thanks to their new rainbow themed mural. The church has created the mural along a temporary wall beside the walkway into its conference centre. Its purpose is to make the access way, which is next to the NZ medical association Read more