Advocacy groups including American Association of People with Disabilities called a proposal to access the Social Security database to identify individuals too dangerous to buy a gun a step backward for an administration with an overall good record on the inclusion of people with disabilities.

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Tuesday, 28 July 2015 13:03

ABHMS sponsors service to celebrate ADA

American Baptist Home Mission Societies was among the sponsors of an interfaith service held Sunday at First Trinity Lutheran Church in Washington to celebrate the progress and promise of the Americans with Disabilities Act on the 25th anniverary of its signing.

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The Americans with Disabilities Act has improved the lives of millions of Americans but is in some ways still an unfulfilled promise, says the head of an effort to recognize both the law’s progress and promise in an interfaith worship service July 26.

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Churches were exempted from a federal law requiring accessibility and equal opportunity for Americans in 1990, but advocates say the upcoming 25th anniversary of the landmark legislation is a second chance for houses of worship to take the lead in striking down barriers that remain.

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A rare show of bipartisanship in Congress bodes well for legislation aimed at improving the lives of up to 54 million Americans living with disabilities.

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American Baptist Home Mission Societies is offering resources for churches observing National Disability Employment Awareness Month.

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American Baptists were among the participants who discussed topics including a United Nations treaty on disability ratified by 141 countries but rejected by the U.S. Senate.

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Friday, 14 June 2013 13:45

Re-imagining disability

A new theology of disability envisions a Body of Christ where all have a place.

Published in Thinking Theologically