Tag: Disability

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    Jaipur Foot provides free orthopedic care to poor people with disabilities and missing limbs. That’s important in a country where disability still carries a deep stigma, according to the group’s founder D.R. Mehta. “They can go and work back in their field, factory, or shop, earn their living. They acquire social respect, and they acquire self-confidence again.” More

    March 18, 2016 | 0 Comments

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    “This is their spiritual home,” says Rev. Patrick McCahill of St. Elizabeth’s of Hungary Parish on New York City’s Upper East Side. “They will use that term all the time. It’s where they belong. It’s where they feel comfortable. It’s where they can communicate easily, where they’re accepted for being who they are.” More

    April 10, 2015 | 0 Comments

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    Forty-two years ago, in a village south of Paris, a French-Canadian created a home where the mentally disabled could live in dignity and where others could learn from them the value of sharing and acceptance. There is now a worldwide network of these communities called L’Arche, the French word for Ark, a symbol of hope. More

    March 13, 2015 | 0 Comments

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    “If we don’t in some concrete way help people to have a decent life here on earth, we are not fulfilling the gospel. It’s that simple,” say Pastor Dan Bryant, senior minister of the First Christian Church Disciples of Christ in Eugene, Oregon, and president of the board of Opportunity Village. More

    October 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

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    In New York, orthopedic surgeon Joseph Dutkowski specializes in treating severely disabled patients. He is motivated, he says, by his Catholic faith. More

    April 12, 2013 | Comments (13)

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    “His disability,” says Pastor Greg Laurie, “has become an ability. To hear him talk about hope and purpose and joy kind of silences you.” More

    March 29, 2013 | Comments (2)

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    The disabled, says religion writer Mark Pinsky, “are not just people who need help, but they are people who can help.” More

    November 30, 2012 | Comments (7)

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    She is a quadriplegic who has spent more than 40 years in a wheel chair, and she says living with suffering teaches you who you are. More

    September 24, 2010 | Comments (55)

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    Singing, drawing, and painting are unique forms of expression for this evangelical speaker and writer and also a means of encouraging others. More

    September 24, 2010 | Comments (10)

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    “Once you have empowered a disabled person artistically, you have in fact empowered a disabled person,” says this Georgetown University chaplain who ministers to wounded combat veterans and amputees through the theatre. More

    December 15, 2009 | Comments (3)

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