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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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  • In the Media

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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  • In the Media

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
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  • 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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  • Joni's Posts, Video Archives

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...

Special Message From Joni

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • June 23, 2010
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  • Joni's Posts, In the Media

A Special Message From Joni, June 23rd:

Joni and Ken together, reflecting

You have always been so faithful to pray for Ken and me – especially for my health. But today I bring before you a new concern. I have breast cancer.  Ken and I have been assured by our doctors that there are many new treatments for breast cancer, and we are very hopeful for a successful surgery and a full recovery.

You have heard me often say that our afflictions come from the hand of our all-wise and sovereign God, and although cancer is something new, I am content to receive from God whatever He deems fit for me – even if it is from His left hand (better from His left hand, than no hand at all, right?!). Yes, it’s alarming, but rest assured that Ken and I are utterly convinced that God is going to use this to stretch our faith, brighten our hope, and strengthen our witness to others…

Especially at Joni and Friends. We’ve always prized the ministry God has given Joni and Friends to people facing a variety of disabilities; everything from autism to Alzheimer’s, from spina bifida to spinal cord injury. For years I have hoped ...

Joni and Friends Television Now Available in Russia!

  • By: Joni and Friends
  • June 17, 2010
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  • In the Media

Joni and Friends Television, the broadcast ministry of the Joni and Friends International Disability Center, broadcasts its encouraging and uplifting TV series on multiple networks and stations around the U.S., but has recently been reaching a rapidly growing audience overseas. Beginning this summer, Joni and Friends TV will be carried via the CNLTV Network to 20 million homes in Russia and other regions where the Russian language is spoken.

Joni and Friends Develops Course on 'A Theology of Suffering and Disability'

  • By: Joni and Friends
  • June 8, 2010
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  • Christian Institute on Disability

Joni and Friends Develops Course on ‘A Theology of Suffering and Disability’ for Seminaries and Christian Universities

Joni and Friends International Disability Center, an organization whose purpose is to accelerate ministry to the disability community, through its Christian Institute on Disability (CID), has developed a university level course on “A Theology of Suffering and Disability,” which has been adopted by several universities around the country, with more to sign on this Fall.

650 Biola Grads Turn Their Tassels

  • By: Joni and Friends
  • May 29, 2010
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  • Christian Institute on Disability

In La Mirada, nearly 650 undergraduates received their degrees Saturday morning during the 2010 commencement ceremony at Biola University.

Joni speaks at Biola graduation.

This year's keynote speaker was Joni Eareckson Tada, founder of the Joni and Friends International Disability Center that aims to accelerate Christian ministry among the disabled community. Receiving honorary doctorates this year were Tada and Billy Kim, pastor emeritus of one of Korea's largest churches and a senior Christian statesman/international leader, who spoke at Friday's commencement ceremony for Biola's 350 graduate students.

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