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Through the Roof: Considering Special Needs Populations in emergency evacuations: Lessons learned.

The stories and plight of persons with disabilities in Hurricane Katrina
In 2005, 15 years after the passage of the Americans With Disabilities Act: many public municipalities as well as private and faith-based institutions had failed to implement evacuation plans thatincluded individuals with special needs. 59 more words

Disability

Today’s Word With Joel & Victoria Osteen – Something Out Of Nothing

TODAY’S SCRIPTURE:

“The earth was formless and void…and God said, Let there be light.”
Genesis 1:2-3, NASB

TODAY’S WORD:

Are you believing God for something that seems impossible? 147 more words

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Do You Have the Right NOT to Wed a Gay Couple?

Legal opinions vary widely on what the U.S. Supreme Court’s mandate of nationwide same-sex marriage will mean for pastors and government officials authorized to perform weddings.

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Elisabeth Elliot: 'reckless abandon to the Lord'

Originally published at Baptist Press – http://www.bpnews.net/44947/elisabeth-elliot-reckless-abandon-to-the-lord 

GLOUCESTER, Mass. (BP) — Elisabeth Elliot Gren, missionary, missionary widow and widely influential author and speaker, died Monday (June 15). 984 more words

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The Americans with Disabilities Act: Reflections 25 Years Later Through the Roof: A Biblical Mandate: Matt. 9:2-8; Mark 2:1-12; Luke 5:18-26. ...

July 26, 1990, a day to be truly proud to be an American. A true turning point in the lives of individu

als with disabilities thanks to the tireless efforts of all those who made that day possible from grassroots efforts at the local level to bipartisan support from our elected officials in Washington, D.C. 468 more words

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In Baptist Press article, NOBTS counseling prof weighs in on issue of lying

By David Roach

NASHVILLE (Baptist Press)–Media reports of apparent lies by NBC News anchor Brian Williams and President Obama have become an occasion for Southern Baptist counseling professors to reflect on why people lie and how to stop. 1,105 more words

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Arguments on TX abortion regulations bill heard | Baptist Press

NEW ORLEANS (BP) — In what could be a precedent-setting case, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit heard arguments in Whole Woman’s Health v. 132 more words

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