Become involved with the worldwide disability movement!
This hybrid course is designed for students in the greater Chicago Area, and will hold discussion via conference call through the Joni and Friends Chicago Area Ministry office.
You will have to purchase the Beyond Suffering Study Guide in order to complete the ...
TRAINING: Interns are introduced to a biblical view of: (1) suffering and disability, (2) compassion being an active expression of biblical love, and (3) the power of a relational sustaining hope.
- Education Piece: An Introduction to Beyond Suffering – select lessons from our intensive course, along with suggested reading for a ...
Education & Training Resources
Cause 4 Life
In many cultures around the world, a baby born with a disability brings fear, and even a perceived curse, to the family. Follow a team of Joni and Friends Cause 4 Life interns as they travel to Uganda to bring the hope of Christ to children affected by disability. You’ll see how their own hearts are touched by the ...
Joni and Ken Speak at Talbot Seminary
On Monday, January 24, Joni and Ken spoke at the first "Theology of Suffering and Disability" class at Talbot Seminary on the campus of Biola University. The idea for this groundbreaking one-week intensive was spearheaded by Dr. Kathy McReynolds of our Joni and Friends' Christian Institute on Disability. The CID team is dedicated to developing partnerships with other seminaries and ...
Learn about our Cause 4 Life Internships!
Watch this video to hear from interns what the Joni and Friends' Cause 4 Life Internships are all about.
A Disturbing Presence?
“A disability should not be a death sentence. No one should be allowed to decide that an innocent life is not worth saving,” said Matt Bowman, ADF Legal Counsel.
Long-neglected Disability Courses Gaining Popularity
Joni and Friends reaches the world with 'Beyond Suffering'
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 ...
Life in the Balance
by: Joni Eareckson Tada and Friends
Whether you’re studying individually or with a small group, this book will guide you to apply God’s truth to society’s greatest challenges. In these ten chapters by Joni and others, you’ll look at some of our culture’s biggest ethical and social dilemmas – including hot topics such as street violence ...
Life in the Balance - Leader's Guide
by: Joni Eareckson Tada and Friends
Here’s everything you need to lead a small group through the topics in Joni’s book, Life in the Balance. Each of the ten chapters is accompanied by a presentation on DVD. The DVDs are included in the Leader’s Guide.
Leader's Guide with DVDs
*View Chapter 3 on Autism HERE.
Joni and Friends Develops Course on 'A Theology of Suffering and 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 ...
Position on Embryonic Stem Cell Research
We at Joni and Friends value a culture of life and believe that all life is to be valued and treated with respect. This includes the life of the embryo, which is just as much a living human as a full-term infant, a child, teenager, adult or senior citizen.
Christianity: A Knowledge Tradition
To say that there is enmity between the scientific community and Christianity—between the secular and the sacred, if you will, is to say nothing new. This conflict has been going on since the early days of the modern era.