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Reading for July 27 from Praying for Justice. “The Lord examines the righteous, but the wicked, those who love violence, He hates with a passion.” Psalm 11: 5

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David Herr

Quote for week 137 from Praying for Justice. ‘When we are uncaring, when we lack compassion, when we are unforgiving, we will always pay the price for it. It is not, however, we alone who suffer. Our whole community suffers, and ultimately our whole world suffers. We are made to exist in a delicate web of interdependence.” Desmond and Mpho Tutu.

28.07.2019 – Sao Paulo, Brasil – REHUNO – Red Humanista de Noticias en Salud

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Concern for children and medicalization of ADHD lead a group of volunteers to produce documentary in Spain
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In 2016 a team of the Humanist Party in Madrid decided to transform their proposals into audiovisual productions. Then, together with a team of volunteers including a documentary director, a film student, a psychologist and some neighborhood supporters, they decided to take on the issue of parents who were being pressured to medicate their children in schools based on the diagnosis of ADHD.

Years earlier, the European Humanist Regional had developed a complaint about what was happening with the abuse of psychopharmaceuticals for children and adolescents.  “We found that since that first campaign the diagnoses of ADHD had multiplied and that those affected were many more than we thought. We wanted to understand the roots of this situation, and present some questioning of the way in which so many millions of children and adolescents in the world are being diagnosed and medicated.  The issue was effectively presented in several schools of our neighborhood, in neighborhood associations, women’s groups, cultural centers, universities, etc. After each screening we established some dialogue, and there were many people affected by the issue who, upon seeing it, understood their situation a little better. Approximately 50 thousand people have seen the video on youtube and have shared it, going much further than our physical possibilities could do,” says Arthuro Villoria, one of the co-directors.

To see the documentary: Are you attentive? The other side of ADHD

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We must act and dare the appropiateness and not whatever comes to our mind not floating in the likelihood but grasp the reality as brave as we can be freedom lies in action not in the absence of mind obedience knows the essence of good and satisfies it, freedom dares to act and returns God the ultimate judgment of what is right and what is wrong, Obedience performs blindly but Freedom is wide awake Freedom wants to know why, Obedience has its hands tied, Freedom is inventive obedient man respects God’s commands and by virtu of his Freedom, he creats new commands. Both Obedience and Freedom come true in responsability (Dietrich Bonhoeffer)

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