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Online International Certificate Program

  • September 1 - December 22, 2014
  • Categories: Beyond Suffering

Become involved with the worldwide disability movement!

Beyond Suffering will provide you with a roadmap to an effective and inspiring disability ministry. Created by the Joni and Friends Christian Institute on Disability, Beyond Suffering is a comprehensive course that gives an overview of the theological and practical underpinnings of the ...

Cause 4 Life Internships - Joni and Friends International Disability Center

  • January 1 - December 31, 2015
  • N/A
  • Categories: Cause 4 Life Internships

Vocational Interships

Year Round, 1-6 months

Put your field of study into practice, develop your skills, and gain experince for your profession by serving with a leading, worldwide Christian ministry organization.

EDUCATE. Learn about the Biblical view of disability, justice, and ministry to people touched by disability.

TRAIN. Put your ...

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Learn about our Cause 4 Life Internships!

  • December 20, 2010
  • Joni Eareckson Tada
  • Cause 4 Life, Video Archives

Watch this video to hear from interns what the Joni and Friends' Cause 4 Life Internships are all about.

A Disturbing Presence?

  • August 17, 2010
  • Kathy McReynolds

“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

  • August 12, 2010
  • Joni and Friends
  • In the Media

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

  • July 19, 2010

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

  • July 19, 2010

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'

  • June 8, 2010
  • Joni and Friends
  • 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 ...

Position on Embryonic Stem Cell Research

  • May 28, 2010
  • Joni and Friends

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

  • May 27, 2010
  • Kathy McReynolds

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. 

Stem Cell Research

  • April 7, 2010
  • Steve Bundy

Stem cell research is done in a laboratory, a public place, not in a bedroom. Therefore, it requires public discussion and clarification. However, the mainstream media has done more to muddy the issues than to clarify them. The result is that the average American is deeply confused about the nature of stem cell research and its implications for society. A ...

From Whence Comes Rights?

  • April 1, 2010
  • Kathy McReynolds

The article explores some of the UN conventions on Human Rights and explores some crucial differences between natural rights and human rights.

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