Quote of the week

My colleagues and I often care for patients suffering from hallucinations, prophesying, and claiming to speak with God, among other symptoms—in mental health care, it’s sometimes very difficult to tell apart religious belief from mental illness…. Our conclusions frequently stem from the behaviors we see before us. Take an example of a man who walks into an emergency department, mumbling incoherently. He says he’s hearing voices in his head, but insists there’s nothing wrong with him. He hasn’t used any drugs or alcohol. If he were to be evaluated by mental health professionals, there’s a good chance he might be diagnosed with a psychotic disorder like schizophrenia. But what if that same man were deeply religious? What if his incomprehensible language was speaking in tongues?

Nathaniel P.Morris
Scientific American
8 March 2010

Call for endorsements: Support equal education

CALL FOR ENDORSEMENTS!

SUPPORT EQUAL EDUCATION’S CAMPAIGN FOR SCHOOL LIBRARIES!

SUPPORT THIS AS A STEP TOWARDS A MOVEMENT FOR QUALITY AND EQUAL EDUCATION FOR ALL!

Please see the attached memorandum.

We are calling for endorsements from organizations, schools, universities, student societies, youth movements, newspapers, and clubs. All organs of civil society are invited to endorse this memorandum and Equal Education’s Campaign for School Libraries.*

International organizations, schools and civil society can also endorse. Local and international endorsements will be kept on separate lists.

Please fax your endorsement to 086 601 0666 or e-mail it toinfo@equaleducation.org.za ASAP!

This memorandum will be handed over to government at marches in:

–      Cape Town               21 March 2010                071 118 4662

–      Pretoria-Tshwane             26 March 2010                083 407 6047

–      Polokwane                30 March 2010                072 293 8201

Over 15,000 people are expected at the above events.

Over 50,000 people have already signed the individual petition.

Please DONATE to Equal Education today! We need your support!

http://www.equaleducation.org.za/donate/donate-to-ee

With thanks from the whole Equal Education team.

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