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All articles by Ros Bayes

Ros is training resources developer at Through the Roof.

News

March 2017
News

Ethics – Lord Shinkwin’s Abortion (Disability Equality) Bill

Baron Shinkwin, a disabled member of the House of Lords, has introduced a private member’s bill, The Abortion (Disability Equality) Bill. This proposes that the time limit for abortion of foetuses, where there is a ‘substantial risk’ of ‘serious handicap’, should be brought into line with the time limit for non-disabled foetuses.  The bill…

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A view through the roof

News

January 2016
News

A view through the roof

There’s a story in the Gospels, recounted by both Mark and Luke, about a paralysed man who can’t get to Jesus without some assistance. So four of his friends pick up the mat on which he lies and carry him through the streets to the house where Jesus is teaching and preaching. But on…

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Article

February 2015
Articles > Cultural and Ethical

Learning disability shock

The nation was shocked in 2011 when the BBC’s Panorama programme exposed the scandalous, everyday abuse of people with learning disabilities at Winterbourne View. There was much hand-wringing from the authorities, and promises that people who were inappropriately housed in private care homes and NHS units away from their families would be found more…

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News

August 2014
News

Enabling Church

The Enabling Church Conference, organised by the Churches for All network of Christian disability charities, took place at Bethel Convention Centre, West Bromwich, in June.  It was truly inspiring to be in the company of 400 enthusiastic people, all committed to church as God planned it, a church with no one, regardless of physical,…

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Article

June 2014
People

‘Out of the overflow of the heart, the mouth speaks’ – Personal view

How shocked would you be if a local minister said to you, ‘Oh, we don’t really bother about women in our church; they’re too complicated, we don’t really understand them’?   Or: ‘To be honest, we’re not interested in engaging with non-white people. The cultural differences are so great, we don’t see how we…

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Grace and glory

Article

February 2012
Articles > Biblical/theological

Grace and glory

Grace and glory John was arguably the person closest to Jesus during his three years of incarnate ministry. He described himself as the disciple whom Jesus loved; it was he who sat closest to Jesus, in deep friendship, at the Last Supper. And it was John who said of Jesus, ‘We beheld his glory,…

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God cares

Article

December 2000
Articles > Cultural and Ethical

God cares

I faced the paediatrician and gave what I now know was a classic description of a baby with cerebral palsy. Then I added: 'But I don't think there's anything wrong with her. She's very behind in her development, but you'd expect that - she's been seriously ill for 15 months'. Very gently, the doctor…

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