Intellectually disabled persons deserve equal respect

Posted July 10, 2019 11:45 am by Alex Schadenberg

Intellectually disabled persons deserve equal respect

This article was published by Mercatornet on July 9, 2019.By Audrey ColeIn a tribute to the late Jean Vanier, Margaret Somerville refers to his memoir in letters. She writes:“Jean Vanier’s letters gently show that among the many gifts disabled people can offer us are lessons in hope, optimism, kindness, empathy, compassion, generosity and hospitality, a sense of humour (balance), trust and courage. But, as Jean Vanier recognizes, to do that they must be treated justly; given every person’s right to the freedom to be themselves; and respected as members of our community. That requires us to accept the suffering, weakness

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