The Christian Institute on Disability

Human life can now be copied and replicated, altered and aborted, cloned and euthanized, patented and redefined. It is, in fact, western culture’s fundamental fear of disability and suffering which is fueling the maddening pace toward eugenics and the redefinition of what it means to be human. Christians are called to make a difference in this brave, new and dangerous world.

Joni and Friends is an advocate for the sanctity of human life. To that end, Joni and Friends has established, The Christian Institute on Disability (CID). The CID is aggressively promoting life, human dignity and the value of all individuals – despite their disabling condition–from a biblical perspective through course work such as Beyond Suffering.

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Education, Training & Equipping

Education
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Preparing ministers, lay leaders and students to evangelize, include, and empower those affected by disability. Degree programs and course work offered at universities and seminaries in the U.S. and around the world are designed to equip a new generation of leaders for effective disability ministry.

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Public Policy
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Bringing together theologians, ethicists, educators, doctors, and attorneys to address hotly debated disability-related issues such as: physician-assisted suicide, euthanasia, and embryonic stem cell research to present a clear, reasonable and biblically-based perspective on these issues.

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Internships
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Through national and international disability internship opportunities, Joni and Friends is equipping students to become leaders in disability ministry to transform lives affected by disability through the Gospel, impact their churches and communities for Christ, and advocate for justice, freedom, and equality for people affected by disability.

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