(RNS) — If Jean Vanier is not good — indeed, far from it — who can be good?
(RNS) — The British case shows that the sacredness of letting patients or their surrogates make decisions based on their own values can be discarded when the decision is about abortion.
(RNS) — The founder of L'Arche homes believed disabled and able-bodied people could live side by side as equals.
(RNS) — In the past three years, Islam By Touch has sent more than 150 braille renderings of English translations of the Quran to U.S. mosques and Muslims.
BAGAMOYO, Tanzania (RNS) — For hearing-impaired worshippers here, Sunday mornings are often filled with disappointment, as worship services that accommodate them with sign language are few.
(RNS) As we approach the ADA’s 26th anniversary, Americans with disabilities continue to face unemployment and poverty rates twice the national average and discrimination in many areas.
(RNS) The main complaint from nearly the entire disability community is that Me Before You justifies an ablest assumption: namely, that the life of someone who cannot walk is not worth living.
In Joni Eareckson Tada's world, the real tragedy isn’t that Brittany Maynard is terminally ill. It’s that she’s chosen to manage her suffering in a way Tada finds personally offensive.
(RNS) Already, Brittany Maynard's decision has reignited hotly contested debates as to whether physician-assisted suicide should be expanded beyond the five states where it is legal.
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (RNS) Rabbi Charles S. Sherman writes about his journey dealing with a severely disabled son and the faith that sustained him in “The Broken and the Whole: Discovering Joy after Heartbreak.”
(RNS) These bakers needed a break in life, and local Jews needed kosher cookies. At one suburban bakery, the two find a recipe for success.
Born with a defect that renders her arms almost useless, Sarah Kovac uses her feet to drive a car, type on a computer, prepare meals, apply makeup, and change diapers. And she's maintained a deep faith through it all.
We’ve heard it so many times that it almost doesn’t surprise us anymore: girls today relentlessly encounter slimmed-down, sexed-up, and princess-ified role models in the movies and toys they consume. But what about boys?
BOSTON (RNS) For the 14 people who lost a limb in the Boston Marathon bombings, the path forward to a satisfying life depends largely on how they handle the spiritual challenges at hand, according to amputees and researchers.
(RNS) The good news is that some churches, synagogues, mosques, and temples are already welcoming people with disabilities and preparing for the coming influx of wounded vets and creaky boomers. The bad news is that some congregations still resist making themselves welcoming, accessible and inclusive. By Mark Pinksy.