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DM Weekly Digest 20/10/2023

King Charles stresses importance of understanding in religious faiths

King Charles has stressed the importance of mutual understanding in religious faiths and the space to think and speak freely, saying it is “never more vital than at times of international turmoil and heartbreaking loss of life”. Read more here.


Lenny Henry hopes Windrush drama will generate conversation about immigration

Lenny Henry says he hopes his new Windrush-based drama Three Little Birds will prevent the “Disneyfication” of the racism his parents’ generation encountered and generate a conversation among children. Read more here.


'Reconciliation is dead': Indigenous Australians vow silence after referendum fails

Australian Indigenous leaders called on Sunday for a week of silence and reflection after a referendum to recognise First Peoples in the constitution was decisively rejected. Read more here.


Naga Munchetty told to suck it up over extreme menstrual problems

Ms Munchetty and TV personality Vicky Pattison said GPs had repeatedly called their gynaecological symptoms "normal". Read and watch more here.


Black headteachers in UK say pupils crying out for ‘people who look like them’

Black headteachers from across the UK have written letters to the next generation of school leaders, urging them to become role models for students who are crying out for “people who look like them”. Read more here.


How same-sex unions are rooted in Indian tradition

On Tuesday, India's Supreme Court refused to legalise same-sex marriage, disappointing millions of LGBTQ+ couples and activists. While these unions may still not have legal sanction in India, they were far from rare even centuries ago, experts say. Read more here.


'In our orchestra, Israelis and Palestinians found common ground. Our hearts are broken by this conflict'

Daniel Barenboim is a co-founder, with Edward Said, of the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra. Read more here.


Liverpool road named after disability rights campaigner

A road has been named after the late disability rights campaigner Sir Bert Massie in his home city of Liverpool. Read and watch more here.


Mother of modelling: how Bethann Hardison got frank about fashion’s racism – and changed the industry for ever

She starred in the Battle of Versailles show in 1973, partied at Studio 54 and became a renowned model agent. Now 80, she has always advocated for respect, recognition and equal pay for Black talent, with a passion and power that could never be ignored. Read more here.


Adults with ADHD nearly three times more likely to develop dementia, research finds

A new study by Rutgers University in the US has found those living with the condition are at increased risk of developing dementia, including Alzheimer's disease. Read more here.