See IDAC's new resource: Grounded in Faith: Resources on Mental Health and Gun Violence
Convention on the Rights of Person with Disabilities (CRPD)
26 religious organizations have signed onto a letter to urge the Senate Foreign Relations Committee to hold hearings on the ratification of CRPD this month. Sponsoring this effort is the Interfaith Disability Advocacy Coalition (IDAC) whose 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.
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