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Joni is Interviewed by TIME Magazine

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • Sept. 14, 2010
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  • In the Media

picture of joni eareckson tadaIn her new book, A Place of Healing, disability activist and Christian author Joni Eareckson Tada takes on a question that has vexed the faithful for centuries: If God can heal people, why doesn't he always do so? Tada has a strong personal interest in the answer. A quadriplegic since a diving accident four decades ago, she has suffered from crippling chronic pain in recent years and was diagnosed with breast cancer earlier this summer. Tada spoke with TIME about finding peace through suffering and continuing to fight for acceptance 20 years after the landmark signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

President Doug Mazza speaks at Calvary Community Church

  • By: Joni and Friends
  • Aug. 26, 2010
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President of Joni and Friends, Doug Mazza, recently spoke at Calvary Community Church in Westlake Village, California. Play the video to hear his testimony.

Heroes: Gaining Power By Surrendering Control from Calvary Community Church on Vimeo.

Long-neglected Disability Courses Gaining Popularity

  • By: Joni and Friends
  • Aug. 12, 2010
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  • In the Media

Because it is a topic that no one seems to want to talk about, studies in the area of disability and suffering have long been neglected in academia. However, Joni and Friends Christian Institute on Disability (CID) has set out to change that, and is succeeding in creating a movement in this field.

Video Update from Joni

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • Aug. 9, 2010
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Cancer Update from Joni

New Photographs from the Ghana Wheels for the World Outreach!

  • By: Joni and Friends
  • Aug. 4, 2010
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  • Wheels For The World

Recently a team from Joni and Friends went on a Wheels for the World Outreach to Ghana. Many people from the Ghana community were blessed with new wheelchairs and crutches, and each received the Word of God!

Click HERE to view all the amazing photographs from the outreach!

The CID Celebrates 20th Anniversary of Americans with Disabilities Act

  • By: Joni and Friends
  • July 19, 2010
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  • Christian Institute on Disability

As the U.S. prepares to mark the 20th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act and all that it has accomplished toward accommodating individuals with disabilities, the Joni and Friends Christian Institute on Disability (CID) furthers the work of the 1990 legislation by educating and influencing opinions and attitudes about individuals with disabilities, which is where real change must come in order to have true equality.

Joni and Friends Receives American Heritage Girls' Molly Pitcher Award

  • By: Joni and Friends
  • July 16, 2010
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Joni and Friends International Disability Center is the recipient of this year’s Molly Pitcher Award from the American Heritage Girls, a Christ-centered scouting program dedicated to the mission of building women of integrity through service to God, family, community and country. While usually awarded to individuals, Joni and Friends was selected this year...

Joni and Friends Television now broadcasting on Total Living Network

  • By: Joni and Friends
  • July 14, 2010
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Joni and Friends Television, the broadcast ministry of the Joni and Friends International Disability Center, announced today a new partnership with the Total Living Network, ensuring the broadcast of its encouraging and uplifting TV series to an even broader audience throughout the U.S. The launch of the program on this popular Chicago-based, faith and family-friendly network on July 3 greatly expands...

Tuesday, July 6th Update from Joni

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • July 6, 2010
  • 41 Comments
  • Joni's Posts, Video Archives

The precious hours I was strong enough to sit up over the holiday weekend were almost all spent in our backyard, enjoying the breezes and blue sky. Ice packs, helping me drink lots of water, and keeping my arm elevated were Kathy’s responsibility, while Ken helped set up the portable keyboard that our friends, the Sanders, brought along for their Sunday visit (Al, Margaret, Peg and Jim head up Ambassador Agency, producers of the "Joni and Friends" radio program for nearly 30 years). After a scrumptious picnic lunch, it was an afternoon of singing hymns and celebrating the grace and sovereignty of God. Want to sing along? Click on this video and join us on “Glorious Things of Thee are Spoken!”

Friday, July 2nd Update from Joni

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • July 2, 2010
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Today was my first real day of feeling like myself – four days after pretty serious surgery :-). And just to prove it, I posted a quick video of me and my sister. Ken and I are so grateful for Kathy’s help this week...

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