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Inclusion and Respect for Differences

The more a person feels rejected or marginalized for being “different” from others, for their poverty, skin colour or disability, the more that person needs our care and concern. In fact, our respect for them should only increase with their vulnerability.

Donna Thomson
In the UK this week, newspapers are full of public grief over the death of a six year old boy with severe cerebral palsy and epilepsy. Ivan Cameron was the son of David and his wife Samantha. David Cameron is leader of the official opposition party - the Conservatives. Every paper and news channel has carried a close-up photo of Cameron gently kissing the cheek of young Ivan. The nation’s...



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The editor of L'Encyclopédie de L'Agora and well known newspaper chronicler and philosopher, analyses actuality through the looking glass of Belonging.
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