Inclusion

“Isn't it amazing that we are all made in God's image, and yet there is so much diversity among his people?”

Desmond Tutu

July 3, 2016
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Australia’s 50 Years of Housing Policy Failure

Affordable housing is fundamental for the full social and economic participation of Australian people for their whole lives. Affordable housing should be considered a national priority for major policy reform. Australia has […]
June 16, 2016
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A Theology of Inclusion

  The concept of diversity and inclusion includes acceptance and respect.  It means understanding that each individual is unique, and recognizing our individual differences. These differences can be along the […]
May 30, 2016
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Creating an Inclusive Society – Tolerance vs. Acceptance

Tolerance is defined by Dictionary.com as “a fair, objective, and permissive attitude toward those whose opinions, practices, race, religion, nationality, etc., differ from one’s own; freedom from bigotry”.  Acceptance is […]
May 10, 2016

Mental Health, Housing, Homelessness and Incarceration

Historically, state-run mental health facilities have been the mainstay of caring for people with serious mental illnesses, the reality was a lot of people ‘lived’ in those institutions for many […]
May 2, 2016
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Closing Graylands Hospital is a step in the right direction

The WA government has announced plans to close Graylands Hospital within 10 years. This decision has been a long time coming and will be welcomed by many in the community. […]
April 20, 2016
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The largest institutional provider of mental health services in Western Australia is the WA prison system

It is impossible to overstate the significance of mental health issues to the justice system. By mental health issues I mean mental illness and cognitive or intellectual disability. I will use “mental health […]

"Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about the things that really matter"

Martin Luther King Jr