If the secular world is out loving disabled people more than the church, there’s a problem. – Jennifer Ko
Jennifer Ko joins Amy Fritz for an essential conversation about disability, accessibility, and ableism in faith communities.
In this episode, you will be able to:
- Learn about the complex issue of ableism in our faith communities and how to combat it.
- Understand the importance and role of accessibility in places of worship like churches.
- Explore theological insights into disability.
- Reveal the deep-seated generational sin of partiality towards disabled individuals within religious circles.
- Learn more about the challenging experiences of individuals with unseen disabilities and society’s misguided judgments.
Resources mentioned by Jennifer:
- Joni and Friends:
- A Lamenter’s Pathway to Joy by Jennifer Ji-Hye Ko
- Disability and the Gospel by Michael S. Beates
- Like Me by Laura Wifler
- God Made Me Unique from Joni and Friends
- A Day With No Words written by Tiffany Hammond who is a Black Autistic mother of two Autistic boys, one of whom is non-speaking
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