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Corporate Internship: International Disability Center

  • January 1 - December 31, 2016
  • Varies
  • Categories: Cause 4 Life Internships

Corporate Internships

Year Round, 1 - 6 months

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 ...

Beyond Suffering Online Chicago Area Ministry Hybrid Certificate Program

  • September 26, 2016 - March 30, 2017
  • $175.00
  • Categories: Beyond Suffering

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 ...

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Education & Training Resources

Cause 4 Life

  • May 12, 2011

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 Lord ...

Joni and Ken Speak at Talbot Seminary

  • January 25, 2011
  • Joni and Friends
  • Christian Institute on Disability


Learn about our Cause 4 Life Internships!

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


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


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.

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, abortion, autism, genocide and ...

Joni and Friends Develops Course on 'A Theology of Suffering and Disability'

  • June 8, 2010
  • Joni and Friends
  • Christian Institute on Disability


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. 

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