Here you will find 37 fun and thoughtful assemblies that celebrate the multi-faith make-up of British schools today. This collection features assemblies dedicated to the festivals of nine major world religions: the Baha'i faith, Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, Jainism, Judaism, Sikhism and Zoroastrianism. Each assembly consists of a story or activity, followed by a reflection and then a song suggestion. All the assemblies are written by experienced practitioners. They can be used as they are or for inspiration. This book will help teachers celebrate with all their children through the year, no matter which faith they belong to.
There are 200 types of arthritis which affects 1 in 5 adults in the UK, and one in four of all GP consultations in the UK relates to a musculoskeletal problem. Arthritis and related conditions are the second most common cause of days off work, while just over 70% of people with arthritis meet the legal definition of disabled. The total cost of arthritis in the UK to the NHS and social services is £5.5 billion. These statistics mean that there is tremendous interest in complementary methods of treating arthritis. This book is a thorough exploration of supplements that might help, based on the clinical experience of the Margaret Hills Clinic for arthritis. It explains why current conventional medical treatments so often fail in the light of the underlying nutritional imbalances which may be contributing factors to arthritis development. It examines the usefulness of protein supplements, essential fatty acids, antioxidants, enzyme therapy, herbal pain relief, natural supplements, and nutritional solutions. It looks at how to start building your own nutritional programme, and where to go for further help.
The second part of the book turns intriguingly to a number of less obvious topics. The author considers what it means to be a serious reader and how literature can enable us to discover more about ourselves; he probes the spiritual dimension of music and its power to speak to deep human longings; he offers valuable insights into the significance of the human emotions in relation to our wellbeing and moral imagination and, finally, a personal testimony to the place and significance of silence in matters of faith and our human journey.