In the Media

Executive Promotions at Joni and Friends

  • By: Joni and Friends
  • Jan. 8, 2017
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  • In the Media

2017 Executive PromotionsWe are excited to announce the promotions of three senior executives, as longtime Chaplain and CFO Billy Burnett retires. President and COO Doug Mazza said. “(Billy) has contributed so significantly to the ministry during his years of service here – in both the financial success and workplace environment – that his legacy of leadership will live on far beyond his tenure.”...

Free E-book "Pathways to Belonging" is Now Available!

  • By: Joni and Friends
  • Dec. 13, 2016
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Pathway to BelongingThe fourth book to launch in our Irresistible Church series, “Pathways to Belonging,” is designed to help you and your church evaluate whether a buddy program, hybrid program, or self-contained classroom will best meet the needs of those affected by disability in your congregation. The book is available as a free Kindle download on Amazon and other online bookstores.

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...

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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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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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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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
  • 253 Comments
  • 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...

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