Christian Institute on Disability

Center for Bioethics and Human Dignity Conference

June 8, 2017

Have you ever asked yourself, “What does it mean to be human? Does the instrumental making (and remaking) of humans distort our understanding of what it means to be human? In what ways do these new technologies benefit us?” Our very own Dr. Chris Ralston from the Joni and Friends Public Policy Center will be…

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Today is #GivingTuesday!

November 29, 2016

Join us today as we celebrate #GivingTuesday, a global day dedicated to giving back. How can you make a difference? Join us by sending help and hope to families affected by disability through the gift of mobility. Throughout the developing world, wheelchairs are either very expensive or extremely scarce. Thousands of children and adults are…

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New Release! The Beyond Suffering Bible

September 15, 2016

After living for almost 50 years in a wheelchair, Joni Eareckson Tada knows firsthand how people suffering from painful, chronic conditions are desperate for guidance and hope. But often, they do not know where to turn. It’s why Joni and Friends, in partnership with Tyndale House Publishers, crafted the Beyond Suffering Bible. Every day you…

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6 Ways Your Church Can Welcome People with Disabilities

September 11, 2016

More than 1 billion people in the world are affected by disability and, like all of us, children and adults with disabilities have a great need to belong. Churches are uniquely designed to come alongside these families, so just how do they heed the call for disability ministry? In an article for Outreach magazine adapted…

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Give the Gift of Hope

August 10, 2016

Giving to Joni and Friends in the name of another will make an eternal difference as the love and hope of Jesus Christ is shared with children and families affected by disability. Would you liek to honor your parents, siblings, or children? Give in memory of a loved one or recognize someone’s milestone event? All…

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Intern Appreciation Day

July 9, 2016

In honor of Intern Appreciation Day, we’d like to introduce our Cause 4 Life corporate intern, Kelsie! This summer, Kelsie has been interning with multiple departments at the International Disability Center, and we’re excited to share with you some fun facts about her! Where did you go to school?I graduated from California Baptist University in…

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Summer Internships at Joni and Friends!

February 16, 2016

Summer internships can be a great way to keep busy during summer break. Cause 4 Life has welcomed many interns from around the world, both abled and disabled, to serve the disability community. Together, they represent a beautiful picture of Christ’s body at work to impact the Kingdom of God. If you have a love…

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”Here Am I, Send Me”

January 25, 2016

by Natalie Parrague, Short-Term Missionary       Natalie wasn’t quite sure what to expect when she signed up to serve for the first time at one of our Joni and Friends International Family Retreats. She brought a heart ready to serve and found out that God can use each of us if we step forward in faith.…

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A New Look for Cause 4 Life Global Missions and Internships!

January 15, 2016

Cause 4 Life Global Missions and Internships is starting the New Year with a fresh new look! For the last eight years, Cause 4 Life has strived to influence students and young professionals through hands-on disability ministry training and education inspired from God’s Word. Through summer internship programs and international mission trips, many eyes and…

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Brand New Course!

December 14, 2015

Beyond Suffering Advanced Studies: A Christian View on Disability & Healthcare is a unique and groundbreaking advanced course designed to reintroduce the ancient ideal of practical reasoning, self-knowledge and action in the care of the sick and the marginalized, with a special emphasis on people with disabilities. Modeled after the flagship curriculum Beyond Suffering: A…

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