Through the door… of the Seventh Day Adventist church Croydon

Posted on March 15th, by Paul McDonald in Politics & Society. No Comments

Continuing ‘Through the door’, the Citizen‘s occasional series about faith communities in Croydon, a member of the Seventh Adventist church writes

Desmond Doss, the first conscientious objector to receive the esteemed US Medal of Honour, is someone that has inspired his fellow Seventh-day Adventists for the past eighty years. Now, through the powerful medium of Mel Gibson’s blockbuster film, Hacksaw Ridge, Desmond Doss has become … Read More »



Croydon’s autism army is on the march

Posted on May 3rd, by Paul McDonald in Politics & Society. 1 Comment

Intelligent, confident and assertive: autistic people are ready to participate in their communities, says Paul MacDonald

When the subject of autism arises, why does everyone say, ‘Rain Man! Is that what you mean?’. Everyone seems to remember the film, but it’s a throwaway statement. I have found that awareness of a subject isn’t the same thing as interest in the subject.

That’s why I … Read More »