The Spring 2022 issue features young people with disabilities 15-30 ranging from tumors and limb differences to processing disorders and lupus, who tell their stories of what it has been like for them.
My hope is that churches aren’t waiting for teens and young adults to get older to serve the community.
Being diagnosed at 22 also came with other complications: I get told, “You’re young, so you wouldn’t understand chronic pain.”
...while I’m human, make mistakes like everyone else, and have these physical differences, I’m perfect in God’s eyes, and that’s what matters.
In particular, high school was hard because I felt so different from my friends and classmates.
Are you part of the Disability Concerns community? If so, we would like to pay for you to attend the Faith Inclusion Network Conference with us. Sign up today!
Our October series focused on our newest resource, Everybody Belongs, Serving Together, is now available to view!
On August 11 and 12, Disability Concerns hosted its annual leadership event. Here you'll find slide presentations, recommended books, meditations, and more!
Are you between the ages of 18 and 30? Do you have a passion for justice and advocacy work? Apply now to be a part of the Disability Advocacy Journey!
Position opening for Classis Lake Erie Safe Church and Disability Concerns Coordinator with a $1,500 annual stipend.
Meet Cara Milne, our Disability Concerns Regional Advocate for Classis Alberta South and Saskatchewan.
Cara Milne's book Noticed, Known and Missed focuses on building community for people with disabilities.
Meet the Disability Concerns regional advocates for each classis in Canada in our re-imagined Canadian content newsletter.
Save the Date! "Everybody Belongs, Serving Together": Launching the Newest Resource for Supporting People with Disabilities in Faith Communities
Join Disability Concerns Canada every week in October for our 2021 annual training event. Residents of Canada and the U.S. are welcome to attend.
Today we remember advocate Betty Van Deemter, revisiting an article written awhile ago by her friend and fellow advocate, Hank Kuntz.
This article outlines the role of the church advocate and provides the steps from considering being a church advocate to working within the role.
Regional Advocates are invaluable to our work in Disability Concerns. Interested in learning more about the role? This roadmap should provide you with the answers!
For a congregation to show agility in accommodating their congregants with disabilities means they cannot continue to do things the way they always did.