Historical facts may not be facts. 17th November 2018
How is historical knowledge recorded
In recent History - photos through cameras
Oral History - Songs, stories, art, drawings
Traditions within families, generational habits
Divine interventions, Prophets / Leaders
Cuneiform tablets, translations ie Rosetta stone, scrolls, bamboo (Chinese) books
A Person sees it as valuable, animals don’t.
Leaving a legacy /story /making meaning through life
Now we have Social Media / News. All recorded by those with power.
Who then records it for history - Kings, People in power, famous.
Those who are paid to - journalists, parliament reports. Priests
Autism Forum 16th February 2019
How many of you know a person on the Autistic Spectrum? [Describe them without naming them]
What are your assumptions about autism?
How do YOU best relate to people with autism?
What do you need to know in order to better relate /minister to people on the spectrum, in your community?
How can autistic adults be better involved in the community?
How can religious organisations like churches better relate and minister to Autistic people?
How can couples where Autism is present, best relate and how can we support them?
Acquired brain injury:March 16th 2019
What were your assumptions about brain injured people before today?
What kinds of acquired brain injuries do you think there are?
How many people with brain acquired injuries do you know?
What do you now understand you were not aware of?
If you or a loved one had a brain injury what help do you think they may need?
How will you change the way you relate to people if you don’t know if it is an acquired brain injury or other disability?
What do you now want to research or find out about?
How could community facilities, retailers, educational facilities, churches, etc. better assist brain injured people?
Understanding Gender. May 2019
BIOLOGICAL AND PSYCHOLOGICAL GENDER
1. What is something you learned today you didn’t know?
2. What did you think gender actually was?
3. Do you know any persons who are transgender or on the intersex spectrum?
4. Without identifying them, what has their life been like?
5. What problematic issues could a transgender or intersex person face as they grew up?
6. If you psychologically struggled with your gender identity, what help would you need from those who knew you?
7. If you had an intersex child, what do you think you would need to do?
8. If your child came to you between 6-8 years of age saying they were of another gender identity, how could you best handle it?
9. How could society and religious communities’ best help those who struggle with problematic gender issues?