Position Statements from Denominations, Faith Groups, and Other Organizations

Religious denominations, faith groups, and other organizations have issued dozens of resolutions and position statements addressing why and how faith communities should be inclusive of people with disabilities or why service systems should attend more fully to the spiritual dimensions of the lives of people with disabilities whom they serve. These position statements will be archived here.

 

 

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Living Fully 2016 Statement

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A Christian Approach to Inclusion Education for People with Disabilities

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Resolution on Mental Illness

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The Body of Christ and Mental Illness

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Disability in Handbook 2: Administrating the Church

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People Living with Disabilities

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Personas Que Viven Con Discapacidades

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Disability and Communion

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Living Into the Body of Christ: Towards Full Inclusion of People with Disabilities

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Ministering to Youth with Special Needs

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Commitment of Accessibility and Inclusion

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Called to Wholeness in Christ: Becoming a Church Accessible to All

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The Church’s Care for the Mentally Impaired

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Statement on Passage of S.1248, Reauthorization of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act

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United Methodist Implementation of Americans with Disabilities Act

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Abusive Treatment Methods for Persons with Mental Disabilities

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Annual Accessibility Audit

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Communication Access for People Who Have Hearing and Sight Impairment

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The Church and People with Mental, Physical, and/or Psychological Disabilities

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Commending the House Effort to Improve Special Education for America’s Children

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A Church of All and For All

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Recommend that Meeting Locations Be Accessible to the Disabled

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Welcome Service Animals in the Church

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Make the Church’s Audio-Visual Material Accessible to All People

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Ministry to People with Disabilities: A Biblical Perspective

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Adopt NCC Statement on Disabilities

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Called to Inclusiveness

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Rights of Persons with Disabilities

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Accessibility Grants for Churches

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A Framework of Access and Inclusion

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Conclusions of a Vatican Conference on the Family and Integration of the Disabled

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Transforming Congregations Into Inclusive and Caring Jewish Congregations

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The Calling of Clergy with Disabilities

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Statement of Principles

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Resolution on the Church and Persons with Disabilities

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Resolution on Employment of Persons with Disabilities

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Disabilities, the Body of Christ, and the Wholeness of Society

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Re-establish a Resource Center on the Disabled

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Resolution on Concern for People with Disabilities

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Accessibility for Persons with Disabilities

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Mezuzah Accessibility

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Guidelines for the Celebration of the Sacraments with Persons with Disabilities

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Conference Resolution: Americans with Disabilities Act

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Commend Passage of the Americans With Disabilities Act

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Toward Full Compliance with the Provisions of the Americans With Disabilities Act in the Christian Reformed Church of North America

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Commend Passage of the Americans With Disabilities Act

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Ministry with Persons with Disabilities

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Ministry to the Deaf Community

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Encourage Understanding of Mental Illness and Respond to the Needs of the Mentally Ill

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First Presidency Statement on Disabilities

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Ministry to Persons with Disabilities

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Human Rights and Disability

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Recognize the Status and Ministry of the Episcopal Conference of theDeaf

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The Handicapped and Orthodox Worship

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Resolution on Disabilities, Acts of Synod

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Encourage Opportunities Within the Church for Persons with Disabilities

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People with Learning Difficulties

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Resolution Adopted by CCAR On Persons with Disabilities

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Establish a Task Force on Disabled and Handicapped Persons

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Resolution on the Mentally Handicapped

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Disabled Persons

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Pastoral Statement of the U.S. Catholic Bishops on Persons with Disabilities

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Resolution on the Church and Ministry with Persons with Disabilities

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Resolution on the Handicapped

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Resolution on Ministry to the Developmentally Disabled and Mentally Ill

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The Disabled

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Mental Health

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Divine Healing

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Resolution on the Church and Ministry with Persons with Disabilities

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Disability Resource Manual

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Disabilities

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Resolution on Disabilities: A Celebration of That All May Enter

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