Disability Week 2012 is brought to you by Premier Life in partnership with Churches for All
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Premier Life, the community unit of Premier Christian Radio, has entered into a strategic partnership with Churches for All to bring to you Disability Week 2012 as we work towards a fully inclusive Church where all are welcomed and encouraged to play their God given role within the body of Christ.
Churches for All is a network of UK Christian disability organisations which campaigns for a fully enabled Church where all are included and able to play their part in the body of the Church whatever their ability/disability.
What's on air during Disability Week, 2nd - 9th Sept?
Listen to Premier Christian Radio throughout the Paralympics to not only get the latest results, news and medals, but to also hear our interviews with Christian athletes competing for Team GB in the Games.
Catch up on our Disability Week features
Access to Church Autism Spectrum Hard of Hearing Children's Learning Disabilities Mental Health Sight Loss Wheel Chair Users
Check out our wealth of resources
Torch Trust CEO Gordon Temple has worked with writer Lin Ball to produce a book of resources to enable churches to get to grips with what the Bible has to say about the inclusion and involvement of disabled people in church life.
The book, described as ‘a Bible-based resource towards the full inclusion of disabled people’ and commended by Churches for All, is for church leaders, groups and individuals who want to get to grips with what the Bible says about disability – and what the Church could do in response.
It’s packed with discussion material, prayer, worship and hands-on activities, as well as the voices of many disabled people commenting on issues of real importance. Theologian Roy McCloughry, someone who knows what it's like to live with the disability of epilepsy, described the book as ‘creative and timely.’ Get your copy now.
Host your own Disability Sunday
This year the Paralympic Games come to Britain and the world will focus on the abilities and achievements of disabled people.
It’s the ideal time to raise the profile of disability in your church's community as we work together for a fully enabled Church. So why not plan a Disability Sunday during the Paralympics on either the 2nd or 9th of September? Your church can help to inspire a generation!
To get your Disability Sunday Pack - and more information - click here.
Watch Premier's Faith speak on autism
Poet, writer and Premier Gospel presenter Faith Jegede draws on her experiences growing up with two autistic brothers to spread awareness and understanding about this increasingly common diagnosis in this TED talk.
Is your website accessible?
If so, then you could win a fantastic prize at this year's Christian New Media Awards! We are looking for great Christian websites that are accessible to all abilities, particularly the blind and partially-sighted. If your charity, church, or personal website is eligible then enter our awards now!
A Carer Worker's Perspective
Geetha Katuwawala works for St Joseph Pastoral Centre and shares with us some of her fascinating stories of caring for individuals with a whole spectrum of different disabilities. She reveals how her perceptions changed when she began her role.
A Carer's Perspective
The Paralymics' legacy in the Church
Cristina Gangemi - an expert in disability theology - talks about attitudes to disability and how the Church can improve.
A Paralympian on her life-changing injury
Throughout her high school career Stef Reid was a consummate athlete. In 2000, at 16 years old, she lost her right foot to engine propellers in a boating accident, in an instant her life changed and her athletic ambitions were shattered. Hear her amazing story as she talks about her battle with her faith and overcoming adversity to become a Paralympic hopeful.
From Cerebral Palsy to Casualty Consultant
Diana and Victoria Webster, co- authors of So Many Everests: From Cerebral Palsy to Casualty Consultant, spoke to John Pantry from Helsinki. Dr Victoria Webster was born with cerebral palsy, which resulted in a speech defect and some other disabilities. Determined to use her considerable talents to the utmost, she grew up to become a doctor - and the first to specialise in Accident and Emergency medicine in a Nordic country. Diana, Victoria's mother, was equally determined that her daughter should do everything that she could, and together they battled with society's view of disability.
In His Image
On 8th September the In His Image concert will celebrate diversity and being made in the image of God. One of the artists Neville Peter is unable to attend due to passport issues. The concert will still take place and will feature artist such as Mark Bunney, Victoria Oruwari and more. Contact 07768 298297 for further details. Entry FREE with free-will offering.
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8th Sept @ 7pm // Newbold College, St Mark's Road, Binfield, RG42 4AN // Free concert with CDs on sale