The Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr. Foundation is seeking exemplary professionals, and/or persons experiencing disability and/or family members of persons with intellectual or developmental disabilities who are currently working or volunteering in the field of inclusive services and supports for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Volunteer and Communications Specialist for Disability Concerns and Safe Church, CRCNA
I recently participated in a webinar about theologies of disabilities led by Tom Reynolds. Through his experiences with his son who lives with autism, as well as living with his own depression, theologies of disabilities has become an academic passion for him.
It is a joy and a privilege to work with organizations like Dove’s Nest for the building up of Christ’s body in a loving and faithful way. Sign up for their free newsletter to stay up-to-date with great resources!
Across the Body of Christ, fellow sisters and brothers are speaking up against abuse, sharing stories, and seeking to follow Jesus' way in creating and sustaining safe places for all!
Last night, I spent time with Tarana Burke, the founder of the #MeToo Movement! She emphasized that my voice and my story mattered.
A “partnership with” model of power is not about being nice, nor does it come about overnight. We start with safe spaces where we can talk about the construction of gender roles, power differentials, and the changing social values.
This past summer Klaaske deGroot-deKoning worked as a cook at Rehoboth camp at Gull Lake, Alberta. Rehoboth offers camps for people with disabilities, and she was inspired to write this poetry.
We hope your congregations are gearing up for Disability Awareness Sunday on October 21. Rev. Miriam Spies has offered a reflection based on the gospel lesson from Mark. We pray that your congregations are places where everybody belongs and everybody serves!
Ontario friends!: "Our Doors are Open" are offering free workshops for congregations welcoming folks with disabilities and families until the end of November.
Sharing our new Circle of Grace video and other resources from Safe Church!
Thank you very much for sharing Bart! Sounds like an excellent play!
Here's some more background: In Canada, the Mennonite Central Committee promotes the Circle of Grace program as well as...posted on: #Churchtoo - the Play, the Drama
I very much agree with you Kelly. It pleases me to hear your continuing support of your wife's leadership! Modeling for the community a partnership approach to power as we serve God together....posted on: Partnership View of Power
Thank you! Even though you weren't at the event, I'm glad to share my reflections with you - so we can continue supporting one another in this ministry! I am grateful for your ministry in...posted on: An Evening With Tarana Burke, #MeToo Founder
Thank you very much, Jane, for sharing your experiences of the conference! Sounds like you came home re-energized to share in this challenging and valuable ministry!
Wonderful to see and hear about Jamie and Joshua offering their ministry in community!posted on: Faithfully Serving at Ideal Park Church
Many thanks Faye. Look forward to working with you!
Thank you very much! Look forward to working with you!
Thank you - great to connect! You can reach me at firstname.lastname@example.org - please share your info there!
Thanks very much for your reflections, Mark. It strikes me as an important question for all peoples, living with or without a disability. Instead of displaying our credentials/titles which the...posted on: I Want to Be an Adjective When I Grow Up