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Immerse yourself in ministry, global missions, justice and advocacy for individuals and families affected by disability worldwide.
EDUCATE. Receive formal education from top ministry leaders and disability experts within Joni and Friends, including our Founder, Joni Eareckson Tada!
TRAIN. Put your feet on the ground and your hands to action ...
Education & Training Resources
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 - 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.
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 ...
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.
Stem Cell Research
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 ...
Prenatal Genetic Testing & Disability
This article considers from a biblical perspective the range of arguments for and against prenatal testing.