Posts in Disability Ministry
What is a divested community, and what do persons with disability and ethnic members of the ELCA have in common?

Carol Josefowski, coordinator for ELCA Disability Ministries, shares this personal story about what is meant by a divested community…

“As a child, I grew up in Harvey, Ill., a diverse yet segregated town 20 miles south of Chicago. Each week on my way to church I passed by a weathered historical marker honoring Amanda Berry Smith, an African American woman freed by her formerly enslaved father.”

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Announcing new grants for Accessibility Reinvestment Grants

ELCA Disability Ministries introduces a new grant opportunity for ELCA congregations in diverse and divested communities for an Accessibility Reinvestment Grant. Applications will be accepted through Oct. 15, 2019, at for up to $25,000 for small-scale property and large-impact programmatic plans. Questions can be directed to

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