Several different topics have come together this week – refugees, healthcare, social care of the elderly, English as a second language, and religion – that I realise have a common theme. The theme is ‘otherness’. I use otherness because it is a gentler and more forgiving word than dehumanisation, but both words are in the… Continue reading otherness
Obama to send 300 military advisers into Iraq. Suarez claims winning goals are retribution. Gove’s British values defined. Worldwide numbers of refugees exceeds 50 million. MP tweets desire to punch (female) journalist. Private schools’ head start in sport. Pope says don’t legalise drugs; UK religious leaders unite on FGM Down and almost out – what… Continue reading British values?
I noticed an inconspicuous piece on my BBC news feed yesterday that has made me think again about equality, access to health care, economics, and how we put a value on human life. The report was about the problem of health care amongst refugees, and the study that was discussed had looked at refugees in… Continue reading healthcare reflections