Research by Topic: disability-ministry

What would it take to improve police interactions with people with disabilities?

Published September 6, 2016

By Curtis Ramsey-Lucas On July 18, the White House convened a forum on disability and criminal justice reform. Ronald Hampton, an advisory board member for the National Association for Police Accountability, was a panelist at the event. A retired police officer with the District of Columbia Metropolitan Police Department with more than 20 years on […]

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ABHMS signs letter urging candidates to address disability concerns

Published April 27, 2016

American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) has joined more than 100 organizations and individuals of faith in signing a letter that urges political candidates to address disability concerns. In addition, ABHMS encourages American Baptists to sign the letter. Written by the Interfaith Disability Advocacy Coalition (IDAC)—a program of the American Association of People with Disabilities […]

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Disability Ministries

Published January 18, 2016

Since June 1978 ABHMS has officially recognized those with disabilities as an integral part of Christian fellowship and ministry. Areas of concern and current issues include adequate access and accommodations in both church and public settings, employment, training, education, service and mental health. Resources The following resources are intended to help you and your congregation […]

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ABHMS sponsors service to celebrate ADA

Published July 28, 2015

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 7/28/15)—American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) was among the sponsors of an interfaith service held Sunday at First Trinity Lutheran Church, Washington, D.C., to celebrate the progress and promise of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). President George H.W. Bush signed the ADA 25 years ago Sunday. The service opened with […]

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Judson Press title on parenting a special-needs child wins 2015 Eric Hoffer Award

Published May 12, 2015

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 5/12/15)—The Spiritual Art of Raising Children with Disabilities, written by Kathleen Deyer Bolduc,  wins the 2015 Eric Hoffer Award in the Spiritual category. In her latest title, author, parent, and spiritual director Kathleen Deyer Bolduc shares her experience and the stories of parents who walk similar paths of raising a child […]

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