Supporting churches to include people with Autism and Learning Disabilties

I saw want to shout hurray to Nancy Gedge. Articulating these thoughts is a difficult and brave thing and I am so glad she has taken the time to do so. Yesterday, at the Churches For All, No Limits conference, some of these issues were discussed, mentioned and sometimes fearfully hinted at. Wherever we are, we should ask God to give us courage to stand up against those who want to silence truth and life. I’m scared…but with people like you and like Nancy around me, I feel a bit braver indeed.

The Diary of a Not So Ordinary Boy

Image taken from Elephant and the Bad Baby by Elfrida Vipont, illustrated by Raymond Briggs. Image taken from Elephant and the Bad Baby by Elfrida Vipont, illustrated by Raymond Briggs.

It’s been a funny old six weeks or so.  Actually, scratch that.  It’s been a funny old few months.  Since the summer really, and the political landscape in Europe was thrown into turmoil by a vote by the British to leave the European Union.  Since that day, the world feels as if it has changed.  The Tory and the Labour Parties convulsed in a sort of headless chicken state of shock.  People on trains in central London talked to each other.  And now, like some sort of seismic through-the-looking-glass aftershock, we have a reality TV star poised to enter the White House as President of the United States of America, and a former Chancellor of the Exchequer storming to victory as the Nation’s Sweetheart by dancing on live TV.  It’s all gone a bit…

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