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Saving Society’s “Disposable” Kids: Filmmaker Brian Ivie Discusses “The Drop Box”

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(All photos property of The Drop Box Film/Focus on the Family) On June 20, 2011, USC filmmaking student Brian Ivie was eating his breakfast cereal and reading the Los Angeles Times when he came across a story titled “South Korean Pastor Tends an Unwanted Flock.” It shared the actions of Pastor Jong-rak Lee, who had [Read More...]

Pope Francis: The Roots of a Humble Leader

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The following is the text of the Christopher News Note “Pope Francis: The Roots of a Humble Leader” (which was written by a freelancer). If you’d like a pdf or hard copy, see the end of this post: Pope Francis has demonstrated a way of humble leadership from the outset of his papacy through his [Read More...]

“In People with Intellectual Disabilities, I Found a School of the Heart”

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Throughout history, people with intellectual disabilities like Down Syndrome have often been shunned by society and even violently abused. But Special Olympics’ Chairman Tim Shriver has found that the young people he’s worked with have been his greatest teachers because of their kindness, wisdom, determination, and inherent dignity. His interest in intellectual disabilities stems partly [Read More...]

Finding Joy Working with Disabled Children

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A few months ago, I posted an interview I did with Patrick Donohue, whose daughter Sarah Jane suffered a traumatic brain injury at the hands of her baby nurse when she was only five days old. Patrick shared the work that he’s done establishing treatment guidelines for kids with PABI (Pediatric Acquired Brain Injury) – [Read More...]


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