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Living Fully 2016 Statement

Organization: Pontifical Council for Culture

Link: http://faithanddisability.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/LF-2016-Statement-and-Charter.pdf


A Christian Approach to Inclusion Education for People with Disabilities

Organization: Church of the Nazarene

Link: http://didache.nazarene.org/index.php/volume-14-1/1028-didache-v14n1-06-inclusion-education-disabilities-lee/file


Resolution on Mental Illness

Organization: American Baptist Churches, USA

Link: http://www.abc-usa.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/mentill.pdf


The Body of Christ and Mental Illness

Organization: Evangelical Lutheran Church

Link: http://www.elca.org/Faith/Faith-and-Society/Social-Messages/Mental-Illness


Disability in Handbook 2: Administrating the Church

Organization: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints

Link: https://www.lds.org/topics/disability/helps/disability-in-handbook-2?lang=eng


People Living with Disabilities

Organization: Evangelical Lutheran Church

Link: http://www.elca.org/Faith/Faith-and-Society/Social-Messages/People-Living-with-Disabilities


Personas Que Viven Con Discapacidades

Organization: Evangelical Lutheran Church

Link: http://www.elca.org/Faith/Faith-and-Society/Social-Messages/People-Living-with-Disabilities


Disability and Communion

Organization: Orthodox Church in America

Link: http://oca.org/parish-ministry/parishdevelopment/disability-and-communion


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

Organization: Presbyterian Church (USA)

Link: http://www.bahaistudies.net/neurelitism/library/presbyterian_disabilities.pdf


Ministering to Youth with Special Needs

Organization: Association of Unity Churches

Link: https://www.unityworldwideministries.org/ed-links-special-needs


Commitment of Accessibility and Inclusion

Organization: Church of the Brethren

Link: http://www.brethren.org/ac/statements/2006adaresolution.html


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

Organization: United Church of Christ

Link: http://www.ucc.org/education/polity/pdf-folder/gs-25-called-to-wholeness-in-christ.pdf


The Church’s Care for the Mentally Impaired

Organization: Free Reformed Churches of North America

Link: http://frcna.org/component/k2/item/7229-


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

Organization: Orthodox Union

Link: http://advocacy.ou.org/2004/ou_welcomes_senate_passage_of_s1248/


United Methodist Implementation of Americans with Disabilities Act

Organization: United Methodist Church

Link: http://archives.umc.org/interior.asp?ptid=4&mid=6558


Abusive Treatment Methods for Persons with Mental Disabilities

Organization: United Methodist Church

Link: http://www.umc.org/what-we-believe/abusive-treatment-methods-for-persons-with-mental-disabilities


Annual Accessibility Audit

Organization: North Texas Conference of the United Methodist Church

Link: http://www.northtexasumc.org/console/files/oFiles_Library_XZXLCZ/Annual-Accessibility-Audit-Form.pdf


Communication Access for People Who Have Hearing and Sight Impairment

Organization: United Methodist Church

Link: http://archives.umc.org/interior.asp?ptid=1&mid=1000


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

Organization: United Methodist Church

Link: http://archives.umc.org/interior.asp?ptid=1&mid=985


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

Organization: Orthodox Union

Link: http://advocacy.ou.org/2003/ou_commends_house_effort_to_improve_special_education_for_americas_children/


A Church of All and For All

Organization: World Council of Churches

Link: http://www.oikoumene.org/en/resources/documents/central-committee/2003/a-church-of-all-and-for-all


Recommend that Meeting Locations Be Accessible to the Disabled

Organization: Episcopal Church

Link: http://www.episcopalarchives.org/cgi-bin/acts/acts_resolution.pl?resolution=2003-D051


Welcome Service Animals in the Church

Organization: Episcopal Church

Link: http://www.episcopalarchives.org/cgi-bin/acts/acts_resolution.pl?resolution=2003-D041


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

Organization: Episcopal Church

Link: http://www.episcopalarchives.org/cgi-bin/acts/acts_resolution.pl?resolution=2003-C027


Adopt NCC Statement on Disabilities

Organization: Episcopal Church

Link: http://www.episcopalarchives.org/cgi-bin/acts/acts_resolution.pl?resolution=2000-C030


Called to Inclusiveness

Organization: United Methodist Church

Link: http://archives.umc.org/interior.asp?mid=1627


Rights of Persons with Disabilities

Organization: United Methodist Church

Link: http://archives.umc.org/interior.asp?mid=1752


Accessibility Grants for Churches

Organization: United Methodist Church

Link: http://www.umc.org/what-we-believe/accessibility-grants-for-churches


Ministry to People with Disabilities: A Biblical Perspective

Organization: Assemblies of God

Link: http://ag.org/top/Beliefs/Position_Papers/pp_downloads/pp_disabilities.pdf


A Framework of Access and Inclusion

Organization: Catholic Church

Link: http://www.catholicdisabilityteachings.com/1999%20Statement.htm


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

Organization: Catholic Church

Link: http://www.vatican.va/roman_curia/pontifical_councils/family/documents/rc_pc_family_doc_20000304_integration-disabled_en.html


Transforming Congregations Into Inclusive and Caring Jewish Congregations

Organization: Union for Reform Judaism

Link: http://urj.org//about/union/governance/reso//?syspage=article&item_id=1994


The Calling of Clergy with Disabilities

Organization: United Church of Christ Disabilities Ministries

Link: http://uccdm.org/48/clergy-with-disabilities-resolution/


Statement of Principles

Organization: World Pantheism Association

Link: http://www.pantheism.net/manifest.htm#statement


Resolution on the Church and Persons with Disabilities

Organization: American Baptist Churches, USA

Link: http://www.abc-usa.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/Disabilities-The-Church-and-Persons-with.pdf


Resolution on Employment of Persons with Disabilities

Organization: American Baptist Churches, USA

Link: http://www.abc-usa.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/Employment-of-Persons-with-Disabilities.pdf


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

Organization: National Council of Churches

Link: http://www.nationalcouncilofchurches.us/common-witness/1998/disabilities.php


Re-establish a Resource Center on the Disabled

Organization: Episcopal Church

Link: http://www.episcopalarchives.org/cgi-bin/acts/acts_resolution.pl?resolution=1997-C046


Resolution on Concern for People with Disabilities

Organization: Evangelical Covenant Church

Link: http://www.covchurch.org/resolutions/1997-concern-for-people-with-disabilities/


Organization: National Council of Churches

Link: http://www.ncccusa.org/assembly/deaf.htm


Accessibility for Persons with Disabilities

Organization: Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations

Link: http://www.uua.org/accessibility/


Mezuzah Accessibility

Organization: United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism

Link: http://www.uscj.org/Aboutus/Resolutions/ResolutionsbyYear/_1997/MezuzahAccessibility.aspx


Guidelines for the Celebration of the Sacraments with Persons with Disabilities

Organization: Catholic Church

Link: http://www.catholicdisabilityteachings.com/Sacramental%20Guidelines.htm


Conference Resolution: Americans with Disabilities Act

Organization: Church of the Brethren

Link: http://www.brethren.org/ac/statements/1994ADA.html


Commend Passage of the Americans With Disabilities Act

Organization: Episcopal Church

Link: http://www.episcopalarchives.org/cgi-bin/acts/acts_resolution.pl?resolution=1994-D104


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

Organization: Christian Reformed Church

Link: http://www2.crcna.org/site_uploads/uploads/disabilityconcerns/towardfullcomp.pdf


Commend Passage of the Americans With Disabilities Act

Organization: Episcopal Church

Link: http://www.episcopalarchives.org/cgi-bin/acts/acts_resolution.pl?resolution=1991-D089


Ministry with Persons with Disabilities

Organization: Ministry with Persons with Disabilities

Link: http://download.elca.org/ELCA%20Resource%20Repository/Ministry_Disabled_PersonsSPR91.pdf


Ministry to the Deaf Community

Organization: Evangelical Lutheran Church

Link: http://download.elca.org/ELCA%20Resource%20Repository/Ministry_%20Deaf_CommunitySPR91.pdf


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

Organization: Episcopal Church

Link: http://www.episcopalarchives.org/cgi-bin/acts/acts_resolution.pl?resolution=1991-D088


First Presidency Statement on Disabilities

Organization: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints

Link: https://www.lds.org/topics/disability/basics/first-presidency-statement?lang=eng


Ministry to Persons with Disabilities

Organization: National Association of Evangelicals

Link: http://www.nae.net/government-relations/policy-resolutions/406-ministry-to-persons-with-disabilities-1989


Organization: Episcopal Church

Link: http://www.episcopalarchives.org/cgi-bin/acts/acts_resolution.pl?resolution=1988-D004


Recognize the Status and Ministry of the Episcopal Conference of theDeaf

Organization: Episcopal Church

Link: http://www.episcopalarchives.org/cgi-bin/acts/acts_resolution.pl?resolution=1988-D142


Human Rights and Disability

Organization: Baha’i

Link: https://www.bic.org/statements/human-rights-and-disability


The Handicapped and Orthodox Worship

Organization: Orthodox Church in America

Link: http://oca.org/parish-ministry/parishdevelopment/the-handicapped-and-orthodox-worship


Resolution on Disabilities, Acts of Synod

Organization: Christian Reformed Church

Link: http://www.crcna.org/welcome/beliefs/position-statements/disabilities


Encourage Opportunities Within the Church for Persons with Disabilities

Organization: Episcopal Church

Link: http://www.episcopalarchives.org/cgi-bin/acts/acts_resolution.pl?resolution=1985-A087


People with Learning Difficulties

Organization: Church of England

Link: http://www.churchofengland.org/media/39672/gs1725.pdf


Resolution Adopted by CCAR On Persons with Disabilities

Organization: Central Conference of American Rabbis

Link: http://ccarnet.org/rabbis-speak/resolutions/1983/disabilities-people-with-1983/


Establish a Task Force on Disabled and Handicapped Persons

Organization: Episcopal Church

Link: http://www.episcopalarchives.org/cgi-bin/acts/acts_resolution.pl?resolution=1982-D120


Resolution on the Mentally Handicapped

Organization: Southern Baptist Convention

Link: http://www.sbc.net/resolutions/705/resolution-on-the-mentally-handicapped


Disabled Persons

Organization: Union for Reform Judaism

Link: http://urj.org/about/union/governance/reso/?syspage=article&item_id=2123


Resolution on the Church and Ministry with Persons with Disabilities

Organization: American Baptist

Link: http://www.abc-usa.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/Disabilities-The-Church-and-Persons-with.pdf


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

Organization: Catholic Church

Link: http://www.catholicdisabilityteachings.com/1978%20Statement.htm


Resolution on the Handicapped

Organization: Southern Baptist Convention

Link: http://www.sbc.net/resolutions/592


Resolution on Ministry to the Developmentally Disabled and Mentally Ill

Organization: Southern Baptist Convention

Link: http://www.sbc.net/resolutions/704/resolution-on-ministry-to-the-developmentally-disabled-and-mentally-ill


The Disabled

Organization: Union for Reform Judaism

Link: http://urj.org/life/community/disabilities/


Mental Health

Organization: Unitarian Universalist Association of Churches

Link: http://www.uua.org/statements/statements/13390.shtml


Divine Healing

Organization: Assemblies of God

Link: http://ag.org/top/Beliefs/position_papers/pp_downloads/PP_Divine_Healing.pdf


Resolution on the Church and Ministry with Persons with Disabilities

Organization: American Baptist Churches, USA

Link: http://abhms.org/disability_ministries/docs/Disabilities.pdf


Disability Resource Manual

Organization: Evangelical Covenant Church

Link: http://www.covchurch.org/wp-content/uploads/sites/29/2010/08/Disability-Manual-1.pdf


Disabilities

Organization: Christian Reformed Church

Link: http://www.crcna.org/welcome/beliefs/position-statements/disabilities


Resolution on Disabilities: A Celebration of That All May Enter

Organization: Presbyterian Church (USA)

Link: https://www.pcusa.org/site_media/media/uploads/_resolutions/resolution-on-disabilities.pdf