People with Disabilities


August 1, 2012

August 1, 2012

Dear State Legislator:

                We, the undersigned members of the Interfaith Disability Advocacy Coalition (IDAC) and other religious and religiously-affiliated organizations, urge you to support participation of your State in the expanded Medicaid program...

April 4, 2012

[Anglican Centre in Rome] The statistics are staggering:

200 countries represented 15,000 athletes 14,000 officials and organisers 800,000 people visiting London and other Games’ venues 100,000 extra travellers through St Pancras Station

“A once in a lifetime opportunity for...

February 2, 2012

St. Aidan's acolyte team. Photo/James Pettit

[Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta] Victor Catanzaro can’t see, and he can’t walk. And he doesn’t have a lot of strength in his upper body. But he can serve as an acolyte in an Episcopal church.

How can this be?...

December 15, 2011

The Free Wheelchair Mission brings new life to disadvantaged and disabled people in India. Photo/Free Wheelchair Mission

[Episcopal News Service] Christmas is less than two weeks away but there’s still plenty of time for last-minute gifts that give back.


December 14, 2011

Bishop J. Jon Bruno greets Erin Tharp of St. John's Church, Corona, at the Dec. 2-3 convention of the Diocese of Los Angeles. Photo/Janet Kawamoto

[Episcopal News, Los Angeles] Erin Tharp of Corona preached a powerfully inspiring sermon Nov. 20 at St. John the...

November 29, 2010

Crucifer Scott Collins stood at the front of St. Andrew's Episcopal Church in Harrington Park, New Jersey, and lifted high his cross. "Who's ready for a cross parade?" he asked.

About a dozen children and adults holding small wooden crosses lined up behind him, waving blue pom-poms and...

November 3, 2010

Lori and Tom Ferazzi were out of options. For years, they searched for the best educational opportunities for their son, Eric, who has Down syndrome, but every road was a dead end. Their journey eventually led home to their church, Good Shepherd in Friendswood, where the rector, the Rev. Jim...

August 18, 2010

Twenty years ago, Curt Armstrong went to France, intending to learn French and pick grapes before heading for graduate school. He ended up becoming an assistant in a L'Arche community, where people with and without cognitive disabilities live together, and found a calling. Today, he and his...

April 11, 2010

In the last nine years, graduating students from the Buigiri School for the Blind in the Diocese of Central Tanganyika taking Tanzania's national exams have consistently placed their school in the top one percent of the 14,000 primary schools in the country.

In 2009, the school placed...

August 17, 2009

Dear Conferee:

We write, on behalf of the civil rights, religious, professional, civic, and educational groups below, to urge you to retain the Senate-passed hate crime provisions in the final version of this legislation – without the adopted language on the death penalty and mandatory...