Posts Tagged ‘People with disabilities’

End of Life Choice Act needs more safeguards

Thursday, September 21st, 2023
people with disabilities

Amending the End of Life Choice Act to safeguard people with disabilities is a priority for Te Pāti Māori. The End of Life Choice Act, which legalised euthanasia in 2019, has insufficient safeguards, Te Pāti says. It wants to amend the Act to ensure disabled people are not targeted. The moves are part of Te Read more

Tim Tebow and the Vatican join forces to give disabled an epic prom night

Monday, February 10th, 2020

Perhaps the last thing one would expect booming from the speakers of a Vatican-sponsored event is “Scream & Shout” by and Britney Spears. But the Catholic Church teamed up with sports celebrity Tim Tebow on Tuesday night (Feb. 4) and set formalities aside to give people with special needs a night to remember. “I Read more

Nathaniel Centre event to mark International Day of People with Disabilities

Monday, December 2nd, 2019

Everyone is welcome at a free public event celebrating International Day of People with Disabilities tomorrow Tuesday 3 December in Thorndon, Wellington, organised by the Nathaniel Centre (New Zealand’s Catholic Bioethics Centre) in partnership with L’Arche Kapiti and The Catholic Institute of Aotearoa New Zealand. The event runs from noon to 1 pm in the Read more

Historical attitude to “Undesirables” in New Zealand

Thursday, October 17th, 2019

A new documentary from Frank Films shines the light on the history of the way in which people with disabilities have been treated in New Zealand. The filmmakers interview some of the people who spent much of their young lives in psychopaedic institutions in New Zealand. These were situated at Templeton, Braemar, near Nelson, Kimberley, near Levin, Read more

Manuele living life to the full

Thursday, September 5th, 2019

Manuele Teofilo was recently awarded the Chairperson Award at the Oceania Young Writers Conference in Melbourne. The 27-year-old belongs to the Christian Fellowship For Disabled in Auckland. Manuele has been involved in many national camps. Last year he was a volunteer at the Centre and is now a member of the Christian Disability Trust. Manuele Read more

Pope Francis thanked Jean Vanier for his witness

Thursday, May 9th, 2019

Pope Francis phoned Jean Vanier a week before his death. He told reporters he wanted to express his gratitude for his witness. “Simply put, I want to thank him and thank God for having given us this man with such a great witness,” the pope said. Jean Vanier, whose charity work helped improve conditions for Read more