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India’s faiths commit to “just and inclusive communities” for people with disabilities

A round-table discussion on disability has brought together participants from eight faiths to explore how communities can promote inclusion.

17 August 2017

Concern for mental health stigma after Sagamihara stabbings

The Bishop of Yokohama has expressed concern that the murder of 19 people at a care home in Sagamihara last week could result in negative attitudes towards people with mental illness.

03 August 2016

Bringing hope to disabled Syrian children

It has been five years since the start of the Syrian conflict, which has displaced over 11.4 million people – half the country's pre-conflict population. Responding to the needs of children with disabilities who have fled with their families to neighbouring Jordan, the Holy Land Institute for the Deaf has been working in the Za'atari Refugee Camp since 2012, with the support of Episcopal Relief and Development.

31 March 2016

International seal of approval for Anglican health centre in Jerusalem

The Princess Basma Centre for Disabled Children, a rehabilitation facility for children with disabilities run by the Diocese of Jerusalem, has become the first Palestinian rehabilitation centre to receive accreditation from the Joint Commission International (JCI).

09 December 2015

Church of South India launches disability solidarity initiative

The Church of South India could mandate that people with disabilities are guaranteed to be appointed to a fixed percentage of its workforce – that was one of the suggestions to emerge during a disability conclave held this week in the Church's headquarters in Chennai, Tamil Nadu.

05 November 2015

New Braille Church of Ireland songbook does double duty

Special hymnal version contributes to engagement of blind, partially sighted parishioners and rehabilitation of prisoners

27 August 2015

Anglican Alliance launch new resource

The Anglican Alliance is marking International Day of Persons with Disabilities with the launch of a new resource, 'A better life together', to help faith communities engage with and support people with disabilities living in refugee and internally displaced persons (IDP) camps.

03 December 2014

Churches to be more inclusive of persons with disabilities

Members of the Ecumenical Disability Advocates Network (EDAN), a programme of the World Council of Churches (WCC), met in the Netherlands to develop a new statement with the working title “Gift of Being: Called to be a Church of All and for All”. 

17 October 2014

Archbishop becomes president of disability charity

Archbishop becomes president of disability charity

The Archbishop of Canterbury has become president of Livability, the national Christian disability charity which works with churches to help thousands of disabled people in the UK and overseas.

08 November 2013

 

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The Primates’ Meeting 2017: in-depth coverage

Follow ACNS’ in-depth coverage of the 2-6 October Primates’ Meeting, in Canterbury Cathedral, England, the mother church of the Anglican Communion.

Celebrations as Sudan becomes Anglican Communion’s 39th province

All Saints Cathedral in Khartoum was the setting for joyous celebrations as Sudan became the newest province of the Anglican Communion.