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IDAC Campaign Questions: A Resource for Civic Action

Active engagement in our democracy is how Americans ensure that we have government “of the people, by the people, and for the people.” Although it might seem difficult to have an impact on a campaign, every one of us can play a role in shaping the dialogue. These candidate questions are a resource for people who want to question candidates for federal, state, and local office about their positions on issues that affect people with disabilities, their families, and their communities. This wording is only a suggestion and these questions are not proprietary— feel free to change them to suit your personal voice and share them widely.  Please click here to learn more

 Disability Employment Resources For Congregations 

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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.

From Access To Belonging: An Interfaith Service Celebrating the Progess and Promise of the ADA

July 26, 2015 is the 25th anniversary of President George H.W. Bush signing the Americans with Disabilities Act. Join us for a service celebrating the progress and promise of the ADA. Rabbi Lynne Landsberg will be honored with the Thornburgh Family Award for her work expanding opportunities for people with disabilities. A reception will follow the service. Learn more here.

Download the event program here.

IDAC Interfaith Service


That All May Worship

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“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

Grounded in Faith: Resources on Mental Health and Gun Violence

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.

Meet Curtis Ramsey-Lucas, Director of Interfaith Engagement.


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