The R-Word

Click here and you will find yourself considering the power of language.  In November 2010, a significant piece of legislation, known as Rosa’s Law, was passed.  Read about Rosa and why her family championed this cause.  Do you think this was an important change?  Does language matter?

With increased school bullying targeting disabled kids along with others, what can you do to “spread the word to end the word?”  If you work as a teacher or a coach, you might consider putting together a presentation based on some of these links.  On our Media page is a touching video called Respect that makes the point very effectively and may well touch and educate hearts.

Bullies might be restrained by punishment.  But as Elder Robbins of the Seventy put forth so powerfully in his conference talk on “being” vs “doing”, it is one of the great truths taught by Alma that “the preaching of the word had a great tendency to lead the people to do that which was just—yea, it had had more powerful effect upon the minds of the people than the sword” (Alma 31:5).  The ideal is for hearts to be changed, such that they have “no more disposition to do evil.”

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