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Anabaptist Disabilities Network
We are pleased to share here links to articles from Anabaptist writers and periodicals beyond ADNet.
These articles appeared in the Winter 2011 issue of In Part.
No Barriers Between Us: Enabling people of all (dis)abilities to take part in the community of faith, by Nancy Patrick
Immersed (in spirit): An active response. Adapting traditional forms of baptism to enhance journeys of faith, by Joe Whalen
"I felt great, I felt relieved. I was WASHED CLEAN." The baptism story of one young man with Asperger’s syndrome, by Dee Steele
Immersed (in spirit): The coffee cup. Adapting traditional forms of baptism to enhance journeys of faith. By Ray Kipe
Special issue on disability
timbrel is the magazine of Mennonite Women. Sept/Oct 2010 was a special issue on Disability. Look for the article on p. 7 by ADNet Program Director Christine Guth. Click on the image below to download the issue.
Living with a Disability, by Barb Eiler (living with Osteogenesis Imperfecta)
Horses Live to Run, by Christine Guth (living with Asperger Syndrome in marriage and family)
Disabilities and the Church, personal perspectives by Jessica Herschberger, Jayne Byler, and Esther Glotfelty
Finding Ways to Include, by Carol Roth
Ways We Are Invitational, by Rhoda Oberholtzer
Using Everyone's Gifts, by Muriel Stackley
Where Are Those with Disabilities?, by Marlene Bogard
How does my church affirm those with disabilities? Responses by Mabel Brunk and Connie Lapp
A gift of story— ”The only thing holding me back is me,” by Rhoda Keener, featuring Connie Lapp
A Journey through the Dark, by Michelle Ferguson. Supportive friends and medication bring healing to depression.
The Great Depression, by David Bruce Rose and Amy Stone. How congregations can minister to people who deal with “the common cold of mental health”?
Living High And Low, by Joanne Klassen. Bipolar disorder and the church’s response.
Bipolar Disorder and the Church's Response. CL Online Exclusive, by Joanne Klassen. Congregations are called to include the mentally ill in church life.
Praying in the Valley, by David Funk. We lament because we believe in God passionately.
Resources on Mental Illness. Features ADNet resources for congregations.
Everence is a resource for Anabaptist-related churches for insurance, financial services, and educational resources for health and stewardship-related concerns. Formerly known as MMA, Mennonite Mutual Aid. ADNet inherited many resources and received financial aid from MMA during ADNet's start-up phase.
Mennonite Central Committee
MCC is a relief, service, and peace agency of the North American Mennonite and Brethren in Christ churches. MCC reflects the biblical call to care for the hungry and thirsty, the stranger, the sick and those in prison. Some regional MCC groups still maintain small programs that address the needs of persons with disabilities.
Mennonite Health Services Alliance
MHS Alliance connects health care organizations to each other and to the church. Members are mainly providers of direct services such as hospitals, mental health facilities, disabilities services providers, and retirement centers. At the beginning of 2009, ADNet became a member of MHS Alliance.
Church of the Brethren Disabilities Ministry
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