We live in a society in which admitting one’s own sins is seen as a sign of weakness.
The European Disability Network will meet in Riga (Latvia), 27-30 April. “We need people who do not have a disability to work with us”, says coordinator Thérèse Swinters.
Germán López-Cortacans, has presented a thesis on the image of God in people with intellectual disabilities. “Christians have to be self-critical”.
We do not want our churches to merely include people with disabilities, we want them to be places where people with disabilities feel they belong.
Produce information about your events in accessible formats. Book a sign language interpreter for the meetings during your mission week.
How can the church better include people with disabilities? What was Jesus Christ's approach? Thérèse Swinters (European Disability Network) speaks from her own experience.
Only in the European Union, 70 million people live with some kind of disability. Churches should “get the issue onto the agenda”, says Thérèse Swinters, facilitator of the European Disability Network.
Today, we might comfortably discuss ministry by, even under, but especially from leaders with disabilities.
The Roldan Camacho are a Spanish couple with deafness. They tell us how the whole family experiences everyday life through sign language. A video report by Gabriela Pérez.