The CAN Blog

Bloggers from a variety of faith traditions are welcome to apply to write for the CAN blog.  Please send a sample blog posting to

CAN also has an aggregate blog from others who are writing about disabilities and faith.  If you or your organization has your own blog that you would like to share with a wider audience, send your feed address for review to  You are also welcome to suggest additional feeds to be added to that page.

Handle with Care

Handle with Care The breakfast devotional on child abuse reminded me about the vulnerability of children in our present society. Although that author's statistics were from the 1980s, the situation is worse today.  The National Children's Alliance reports...

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Disability and Theology

This week, I am attending the Summer Institute on Theology and Disability held this year in Holland, Michigan.   Dozens of persons have gathered from across North America and around the world. Some might wonder what disabilities have to do with theology. The word,...

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Is your congregation welcoming?

Is your congregation welcoming to persons with disabilities?  How do you know? These are the two fundamental questions addressed by the Congregational Accessibility Network (CAN).  Persons with disabilities, their family members, and their advocates tend to have one...

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2016 Accessibility Summit

The Annual Disabilities Summit will be held on April 15-16, 2016 at McLean Bible Church near Washington, DC.  CAN plans to be present as an exhibitor.  For more information, see their website, send an email to, or call...

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Living with Autism

Living with Autism

Living with autism affects Tony's ability to communicate and interact socially. Yet Tony is a deacon in his congregation, one who helps prepare for and serve communion. Tony was named a deacon because of his gifts of helpfulness, discernment, and encouragement. How...

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Becoming a Chaplain

Becoming a Chaplain

Devon is following a calling to become a chaplain. He now has a seminary degree and further training. How is your congregation encouraging the gifts of all of its members, including those with physical and developmental disabilities?

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Congregational Accessibility Network (CAN)
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Founded: 2007