Pastor Ken Vander Horst of Smithers CRC speaks to the importance of the concept of "Everybody Belongs" and what that looks like in a practical way within your church.
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This fall, I am spending time with the story of the man born blind in John 9. I am in midst of writing an academic paper around ministry, leadership, and disability, and some of that work might spill out in my CRCNA work!
Like so many people who have disabilities, Melissa Blake writes that people often sell her short. She is concerned that this marginalization will grow worse under the new president’s leadership.
With the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, the CRC and RCA are highlighting this significant civil rights legislation by reaffirming their full support of people with disabilities.
As a church that’s focused on serving those in their neighborhood, Pastor George realized they needed resources to support their neighbors with disabilities. Check out how the church got connected!
On February 6, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled that Canada’s existing laws against assisted suicide are unconstitutional. The national dialogue needs the voices of Christians who speak into the deeply controversial issue.
Ratifying this international treaty will not right all the wrongs committed against people with disabling conditions, but it puts a line in the sand that squares with the message of Jesus.
The means by which violence is perpetrated against people with disabilities varies widely, but the statistics clearly indicate that people with disabilities are much more likely to have emotional and physical violence perpetrated against them than the general population.