June 27th is disability inclusion Sunday.
Is the church ready? Are we prepared to be a community of healing for those who are living now, and will be living for many years, with the wounds of war? Every day the news media reports on the physical and emotional costs of war. One in five soldiers returning from Iraq or Afghanistan lives with major depression or post-traumatic stress disorder. Suicide rates and domestic violence have soared. Is the church prepared?
Members of the PDC Leadership Team believe that the physical, emotional and spiritual wounds are intertwined. We believe that the church can and must be a community of healing. This is the challenge we are issuing to the church in our 2010 Inclusion Sunday resources.
More information, and resources for Disability Access/Inclusion Sunday can be found on the PHEWA website at: http://www.pcusa.org/phewa/networks/pdc/access.htm