Disability Employment Resources For Congregations
Americans of many faiths believe strongly that work brings dignity, self-respect and responsibility and that lack of employment is demoralizing, socially isolating, and wasteful of a person’s abilities. Poverty often accompanies disability and lack of employment may mean that adequate food, housing and medical care are not attainable. Use the Bulletin Insert to raise awareness in your congregation and the Suggested Steps for Congregations to expand employment opportunities for people with disabilities in your community.
That All May Worship
“That All May Worship: An Interfaith Welcome to People with Disabilities” is a guide to help transform congregations of all faiths into places where children and adults with disabilities are welcomed, honored, and enjoyed. Over 70 thousand printed copies of this guide have been sold since the first edition was published twenty years ago. We are proud to now offer a free updated electronic edition of this popular guide. Please click here to read the online vesion of That All May Worship.
Election 2014 Questions for Candidates
The Interfaith Disability Advocacy Coalition (IDAC) has created five disability related questions to ask candidates running for federal, state, and local office in 2014. The questions cover areas of importance to IDAC and the disability community: independence and community living, employment, education, and access to health care. This resource can be used by anyone to question candidates in public appearances, create a public record of their positions, and inform them about issues that affect people with disabilities, their families, and their communities. Please click here to read the flyer and learn more.
Grounded in Faith: Resources on Mental Health and Gun Violence
See IDAC's new resource: Grounded in Faith: Resources on Mental Health and Gun Violence
Convention on the Rights of Person with Disabilities (CRPD)
Over 40 religious organizations have signed onto an Interfaith Disability Advocacy Coalition (IDAC) letter to urge the Senate Foreign Relations Committee to ratify the Disability Treaty. IDAC's mission is to mobilize the religious community to speak out and take action on disability policy issues with Congress, the President, the Administration, and society at large. Click here to read the letter.
To sign the IDAC Statement of Solidarity, as a religious institution or organization, click here.
Every child and adult has a right to be valued and welcomed in the House of God of their choice.
The mission of the AAPD Interfaith Initiative is to support people with disabilities and their families as they seek spiritual and religious access, and to bring the powerful and prophetic voice of the faith community to the 21st Century disability agenda.
The interfaith Initiative urges local congregations, denominations, national faith groups, and seminaries to identify and remove barriers that prevent people with disabilities from participating in a full life of faith including worship, study, service, and leadership. These include barriers of architecture, communications, and attitude. Learn More about the Interfaith Initiative.
Interfaith Disability Advocacy Coalition (IDAC)
The mission of the Interfaith Disability Advocacy Coalition (IDAC) is to mobilize the religious community to speak out and take action on disability policy issues with Congress, the President and Administration, and society at large. IDAC is a diverse, nonpartisan coalition of religious and religiously affiliated organizations whose core spiritual values affirm the rights and dignity of people with disabilities. Learn more about IDAC.
Disability rock star, Joe Shapiro, at December 2012 IDAC meeting.