We believe we must oppose marginalization by embracing marginality.
I’m no “designer,” I’m just a regular person in ministry… Universal Design and the Church: 1
When it is in our power to apply universal design or to make reasonable accommodations and we fail to do so, we are committing disability discrimination. And James wrote, “If you know the good you ought to do and don’t do it, you sin” (James 4:17).
People matter. Words matter. Words about people especially matter.
Who has the right to say who I am? Do other people have the right to tell me who I am, or should I tell who I am to others?
The Risk of Following Jesus into the World: Mission and Marginality
We call ourselves the “body of Christ.” But he used his body to touch lepers who should have made him unclean, be touched by prostituted women, knowing the scandal it provoked…
From the Dnepr’s Banks, to Wreck Island Creek. Dreams for the land live on.
While friendships and burdens remain, dreams do sometimes die. Yet they’re sometimes reborn. Entire chapters of life seem to end in a sudden aposiopesis… only to be reconfigured in a new place with new characters.
Thinking about people on the move
This wave of refugees is not a problem that God has given us to solve. It is an opportunity to share the good news in the context of relationship, welcome, witness.
Marginal – Marked off and marked down | “I see a Church with no disabled people” – 4
These barriers of attitude and economy, of structure and power – which “we the normal” have constructed, cementing them with “normalization” of ourselves and our own horizons of ability – not only push people with disabilities to the margin… they serve to keep them there – to keep them away.
Who or what “disables” people with disabilities? | “I see a church with no disabled people” Part 3
We’ve been taking on a couple of prevalent ideas about disability: first, that it’s a problem that involves certain individuals’ brains and/or bodies and secondly, that “we’re all disabled” in one form or another. Yes, everyone is different. And no one is able to be or do everything they might like to be or do….