In the Media

Today is #GivingTuesday!

  • By: Joni and Friends
  • Nov. 29, 2016
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  • In the Media, Christian Institute on Disability, International, Wheels For The World

Celebrate #GivingTuesday with Joni and Friends!Join us today as we celebrate #GivingTuesday, a global day dedicated to giving back. How can you make a difference? Join us by sending help and hope to families affected by disability through the gift of mobility. Throughout the developing world, wheelchairs are either very expensive or extremely scarce. Thousands of children and adults are living without the independence and mobility a wheelchair provides. Through Joni and Friends, just $150 sends a wheelchair and a Bible that will impact a life forever. This #GivingTuesday, your gift – in any...

Exposing Colorado's Proposition 106

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • Oct. 19, 2016
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  • Joni's Posts, In the Media

Prop 106On Election Day, November 8, voters in Colorado will decide on Proposition 106, the "End-Of-Life Options Act." The bill is patterned after existing laws in Oregon, California, and other states. One slogan I've heard among the proponents of Proposition 106 goes "An assisted dying law would not result in more people dying, but in fewer people suffering."  Slogans like that sound catchy, but clever phrases can be deceptive...

Congratulations, Jean Driscoll!

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • Oct. 17, 2016
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  • Joni's Posts, In the Media, Wheels For The World

Jean DriscollBack in the 1990s, Jean Driscoll (many times a gold medalist in the Paralympics) traveled on a Wheels for the World trip to Ghana – we challenged her to introduce wheelchair athletics to the disabled in that developing nation. Recently, the NCAA Big Ten Network produced a 9 minute documentary on Jean's work in Africa, and just recently it won an Emmy award! Take a minute to be inspired by this award-winning production...

6 Ways Your Church Can Welcome People with Disabilities

  • By: Joni and Friends
  • Sept. 11, 2016
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  • In the Media, Christian Institute on Disability, Disability Awareness

6 WaysMore than 1 billion people in the world are affected by disability and, like all of us, children and adults with disabilities have a great need to belong. Churches are uniquely designed to come alongside these families, so just how do they heed the call for disability ministry? In an article for Outreach magazine adapted from the upcoming Beyond Suffering Bible...

Joni and Friends' 4 Pillars of Sustainable Strategy

  • By: Joni and Friends
  • Aug. 20, 2016
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  • In the Media

BCWIRecently, Joni and Friends President and CEO, Doug Mazza, was interviewed by Best Christian Workplaces Institute about workplace culture and strategy. He shared the four primary pillars (which have more to do with people than programs) that have helped shape...

Bible Gateway Hosts Joni on Facebook Live!

  • By: Joni and Friends
  • July 14, 2016
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  • In the Media

Joni Did you enjoy seeing Joni in the recording studio last month on Facebook Live? We have another opportunity for you to join Joni live on Facebook, and this time, she’s answering your questions! Joni will be doing a “live takeover” of the Bible Gateway Facebook page to answer your questions...

Joni and Friends Releases Third Free Irresistible Church E-book: "Engaging Game Changers"

  • By: Joni and Friends
  • June 23, 2016
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  • In the Media

Engaging Game ChangersThe third book to launch in our Irresistible Church series, “Engaging Game Changers,” is aimed at helping churches recruit, train and coach volunteers who can make a true difference in disability ministry. The book is available as a free Kindle download on Amazon.com, BarnesandNoble.com and other online bookstores.

The first book in the series, “Start with Hello,” quickly shot to #1 in the social issues and special needs category on Amazon, showing the need for individuals and...

Joni's Statement on the Glamorization of Physician-Assisted Suicide in the New Film Me Before You

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • June 8, 2016
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  • Joni's Posts, In the Media

Joni and KenIn light of the fact that California’s new physician-assisted suicide law goes into effect tomorrow (Thursday, June 9), following closely on the heels of the newly-released film, Me Before You, I wanted to sound an alarm about this egregious legislation and the glamorization of it.

In the movie, the quadriplegic says to his loved one, “I don’t want you to miss all the things someone else can give you.” Instead, he took away everything she wanted from him – his love and the essence of who he was – when he decided to end his life. Not only does this movie...

Where Are You Reading the #JoniBook?

  • By: Joni and Friends
  • May 31, 2016
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  • In the Media, What's New in Our Store

Joni BookIt’s hard to believe that it’s been 40 years since Joni: An Unforgettable Story was first published. But four decades later, Joni’s story of triumphant faith in the face of incredible loss is still inspiring millions. Have you been encouraged by Joni’s autobiography? Join us in celebrating this special book anniversary by sharing where you are reading the Joni book! During the month of June, take a photo of yourself reading the Joni book (or with friends) and post it on your Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook account along with the hashtag #JoniBook.

FedEx Freight Supports in Transporting Wheelchairs

  • By: Joni and Friends
  • May 23, 2016
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  • In the Media, Wheels For The World

FedEx Freight Supports Joni and Friends in Transporting WheelchairsFedEx Freight is working with Joni and Friends International Disability Center to transport used wheelchairs from local collection sites to correctional facilities where they are restored. Since the beginning of the year, FedEx Freight has transported 1,734 wheelchairs to locations throughout the country for restoration. Joni and Friends then uses container ships to deliver newly reconstructed wheelchairs to countries such as China, Cuba, Ghana, India and Thailand. In these countries, volunteers of Joni and Friends’ Wheels for the World outreach ministry fit each wheelchair to the recipient’s individual needs and provide training in its use and upkeep. Joni and Friends collects more than 10,000 wheelchairs each year...

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