In this issue: Communion for people with cognitive impairments, having a disability in New York City, and more.
In this issue: Depression, doubt, dignity, and more.
In this issue: Suffering, skydiving, multiple sclerosis, and more.
In this issue: Tsunami relief, schizophrenia, and more.
In this issue: Autism Spectrum, mental illness, Hope Centre, and more.
In this issue: A preacher loses his voice, hidden disability, and more.
In this issue: A blind musician, church membership for Julianne who has severe cognitive impairment, and more.
In this issue: Alzheimer's, mental illness, church planting with Friendship, and more.
In this issue: Stuttering, learning disability, and more.
In this issue: Housing issues, cancer, and more.
Rompiendo Barreras un Ministerio del Christian Reformed Disability Concerns
En este número pondremos atención en La salud mental. El plazo para entregar escritos para la edición de invierno acerca de la hospitalidad, es el 15 de Octubre, 2009.
Enfrentando el desastre: Una guía para las familias y aquellos que apoyan a los adultos con discapacidad mental.
Whereas the Bible calls us to be a caring community as the covenant people of God,
Whereas we recognize that our Lord Jesus Christ requires the involvement of all his people in the ministry of his church,
Whereas we have not always made it possible for people with disabilities to...
Suggested policy statement on disability for churches to adopt and implement.
After I led a group of people with cognitive impairments in the celebration of the Lord’s Supper, Sarah approached me to ask a question. I had difficulty understanding her because I don’t know her well and because she has trouble articulating certain sounds.
Finally, I understood that...
Most people with disabilities that I know don't want to be pitied. But neither do they want to be reverenced as if they were paragons of virtue or models of triumph of the human spirit. Way too many journalists who feature stories about people living with disabilities frame their stories in the "reverence" light. "Here's Joe who lives with X disability, but look at all he has done! What determination. What spirit. What an example for all of us!" If I lived with a disability...
The idea of including people with disabilities in church life can sound overwhelming when someone doesn't know where to begin. Most of the following ideas are easily implemented and at minimal cost.
Starting OutConnect with others in your church who have the same passion. Be an...
Jesus’ first recorded sermon proclaimed that God’s kingdom was at hand. Then he spent the rest of his public ministry on earth bringing in the kingdom. Our calling as disability advocates is to carry on Jesus’ work so that all people, especially people with disabilities, will be welcomed to the...
The medical, educational, and social service communities give labels to people such as “autism,” “cerebral palsy,” “dementia,” and “macular degeneration.” These labels can be useful for understanding and helping people, but a person is not his or her label. Barbara Newman writes,...
Looking for some practical ideas to make your congregation more accessible? Find 57 of them here from the Episcopal Disability Network.
Sharon, a member of our church, asked me what I do for a living. I told her that I help churches learn how to include people with disabilities in their life and ministry.
Her eyes brightened, and she asked me how.
I eagerly told her a few ideas, but there was more to say. So for...
A new documentary, "A Place for All: Faith and Community for Persons with Disabilities" by the Interfaith Broadcasting Commission, is to begin airing on ABC affiliates December 6. Please call your local ABC affiliate and ask them to air "A Place for All." See Interfaith Broadcasting Commission for more information.
December 3 has been designated by the United Nations as the International Day of Persons with Disabilities. Read a snapshot here. What can you do in your church, your home, your place of employment do to recognize this day?
Empathy is a perspective, a decision, and a skill to reach outside of yourself to connect with someone else. Empathy puts the Golden Rule into action.