Disability Justice

The Disability Justice Group has been in existence since 2012. This is not just a talking shop about disability issues, but an active working group seeking to make a difference in the life of our Union. The group aims to work in two broad categories: information gathering and awareness raising.

They are currently working on a survey of churches to make sure that the work of the group meets the needs and aspirations of people with disabilities in our churches.  To find out more about the Disability Justice Group, have a look at the article written by David Buckingham and Jerry Newson (members of the Group) which was written for the Baptist Ministers' Journal October 2014.

Other members of the group have also written on different areas of their work for the Baptist Ministers' Journal, and these papers can be downloaded from the Resources Library.   Here you will find the following articles:

Click here for information about a course at Cliff College for anyone interested in mission and ministry amongst people with disabilities.

Baptist Union Initiative helping people with Learning Disabilities

BUild was started by Baptists concerned about how their churches could make the love of Christ known to people with learning disabilities, and how to include them more fully in their life, worship and activities.  For more information, please see the BUild website or contact the BUild Secretary, David Buckingham.