무엇보다도, 오래 사는 것이 장애의 문제들을 증가시킵니다. 이 문제로 교회가 장애를 가진 노화 성인을 어떻게 수용하고 지원하는 방법을 배웁니다.
If you want to live your older years to the fullest, then you will want to consider changes that may come and prepare for them. Some changes that come with aging are unwelcome, but good preparation for them will
Inclusion of people with disabilities in church life begins before someone with a disability comes through the church door. If churches engage in accommodation on an ad hoc basis, they create an environment that is unwelcoming to the people who live with disabling conditions.
Chris said that when his parents gave him his first voice synthesizer, he went from not speaking to talking in complete sentences in one day. I praise God for Christian leaders like Chris who can speak so articulately. He talks about disability, of course, but more importantly, he talks about what it means to be human.
In this blog post about a Time magazine article on Down syndrome and prenatal testing, Amy Julia Becker talks about her own experience being interviewed...
Can you imagine the firestorm of criticism if some media outlet speculated about the state of this soldier’s marriage as a reason for his violent behavior? A firestorm would be justified. Yet no firestorm erupts when pundits speculate about his mental state.
Lighthouse International has produced guidelines for print, electronic, and web communication that will help anyone who wants to make their church resources more useful.
In a recent article in the Journal of Medical Ethics, the authors, Alberto Giubilini and Francesca Minerva, promote the idea that regions where abortion is legal should also allow the killing of newborn children. The Princeton University bioethicist Peter Singer put forth a similar argument a number of years ago.
In this seven and one-half minute video, 35 people with intellectual disabilities answer the same one question: If you can change one thing about yourself, what would you change?
Making your congregation welcoming and accessible can be done because it has been done—somewhere by people just like you. Amazing Gifts tells those stories.
Mark 9:24: ‘Immediately the father of the child cried out, and said with tears “Lord, I believe; help my unbelief!” ‘
In three of the gospels (Matthew 17:14-21, Mark 9:14-29, Luke 9:37-42) there is an account of a sick boy that was healed by Jesus.
Matthew 4:24 differentiates...
Jeremy Lin, a point guard with the New York Knicks, has been in the news. Thanks to his fine playing, people are taking notice of him, and with that extra attention some commentators have engaged in stereotyping resulting in racial jokes and slurs about Lin's Asian heritage.
Please don't ask if I'm content in my singleness. I'm not there yet, and I don't know when I will be. I see myself as single by circumstance, not necessarily by choice.
When Frank Eckl and his family sat down for dinner at Don Julio’s restaurant last November, they had no idea this decision would begin a series of events that would result in the arrest of a young woman and the closing of the restaurant.
A controversy rages about the definition of autism. The American Psychiatric Association is considering a redefinition of the term for the newest edition of their Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM).
Finding resources in a rural setting for people with mental illnesses can be especially challenging. The U.S. based National Association for Rural Mental Health (NARMH) is a professional organization that serves the field of rural mental health.
Medline Plus, a service of the U.S. National Institutes of Health, provides solid medical information about various disabilities including mental illnesses.
In this issue, we hear stories of deacons, elders, and pastors who live with disabilities.
En esta edición, oiremos relatos de diáconos, ancianos y pastores que viven con discapacidades.
이번 호에선 우리는 장애를 갖고 사는 집사, 장로, 목사의 이야기를 들을 수 있습니다.
When my mom broke her hip this past Tuesday, the four of us had to decide whether or not she would have surgery. Because mom has late stage dementia, she could not make the decision herself.
After 12 years of meeting my wife's ever more challenging mobility problems, I have found a lot of good solutions. People are available to help; I want to be one of those who will.
With a severe impairment, a person is disabled by the environment and may not be able to participate because of what we build and create. The failure to proactively provide efficient, timely, reasonable accommodation is measurable disability discrimination. As James said, show me your works.
The Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA)
In 1993 the Synod of the Christian Reformed Church (CRC) in North America went on record to heartily recommend full compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA). This is a voluntary compliance. Religious organizations are...
Steps toward greater unity will honor the Savior who came, bled, died and rose again for all of his chosen ones regardless of denomination.The CRC and RCA have engaged in mutual work together in many areas including Disability Concerns.