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Articles posted on Mon, Mar 31, 2014

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Papst trifft Blinde und Taubstumme: Für «Kultur der Begegnung» - kipa-apic

Papst Franziskus hat eine stärkere Integration von Blinden und Taubstummen in die Gesellschaft gefordert und jede Form von Ausgrenzung und Vorurteilen verurteilt. Man müsse eine «Kultur der Begegnung» schaffen, sagte er am Samstag, 29. März, bei einer Audienz im Vatikan für mehrere Tausend Menschen mit diesen körperlichen Behinderungen. [...] more »

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Articles posted on Mon, Mar 17, 2014

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Innocent man beaten and tasered by California police for signaling he is deaf - nation.lk - The Nation Newspaper

The suit was filed on behalf of Jonathan Meister by the Greater Los Angeles Agency on Deafness, and claims police used excessive force and violated Meister's civil rights under the Americans with Disabilities Act. [...] more »

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Articles posted on Thu, Mar 13, 2014

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Pope to hold first official audience with the blind, deaf - Patheos (blog)

As the first pontiff to meet with those who are blind and deaf in an exclusive audience, Pope Francis will hold the gathering later this month – an encounter participants are highly anticipating. and more » [...] more »

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Articles posted on Tue, Mar 04, 2014

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Jehovah’s Witnesses still doesn’t want the deaf to masturbate and have enlisted the help of 50 Cent

A little over a year ago, a video surfaced of a Jehovah's Witness group who wanted the hearing impaired to know that masturbating will make them go blind because what other way would you threaten deaf people? The video was funny on it's own but now ... [...] more »

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Articles posted on Sun, Feb 16, 2014

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New Summer Camp Program of Their Own for Deaf Jewish Boys - Chabad.org

To date, he has arranged Torah classes in American Sign Language (ASL), public menorah-lightings in Deaf communities and even ran a mini-summer-camp division for deaf children in Moscow, Russia. [...] more »

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Articles posted on Sat, Feb 15, 2014

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Famed Ex-FBI Investigator’s Tough Response to Deaf Pastor Who Revealed His Newfound Atheism

The first deaf person to ever work as an undercover investigator for the FBI said this week that Justin Vollmar, the deaf ex-preacher who recently revealed he’s now an atheist, “is spiritually dead” and never truly knew God. In a written response issued to The Christian Post, Sue Thomas, 64, spoke out directly to the deaf community, sharing her faith in Jesus and painting a sharp contrast to Vollmar’s public repudiation of Christianity. [...] more »

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Articles posted on Thu, Feb 13, 2014

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Deaf Pastor Who Turned Atheist Is 'Vengeful, Pathological Liar' Who Needs to 'Repent;' CNN Article Is 'Full of Lies,' Says Old Church

"The word that he is spreading about myself and the church is not good and we are going to have to shun him until he is ready to apologize to us. But apparently he is choosing a worse road. I believe the devil is winning him," said Terry Michael Buchholz, senior pastor of the Hampshire View Baptist Deaf Church in Silver Springs, Md., where Vollmar worked for seven years. [...] more »

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‘Jesus Christ Was…’: Deaf Pastor Who Revealed He’s an Atheist Has a Big Message for Christians

Pastor Justin Vollmar’s revelation that he’s now an atheist captured a plethora of attention Monday. So far, the ex-preacher said that reaction has been “explosive,” with Christians lamenting his de-conversion and atheists expressing their excitement over his so-called “coming out.” The former Christian leader, who has spent the past few years releasing sign-language videos explaining Biblical concepts, has now penned an op-ed for CNN offering an in-depth recap of his journey into non-belief. In sharing his testimony, Vollmar also noted that he wants to help Christians “break free from their traditions and superstitions.” [...] more »

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Articles posted on Tue, Feb 11, 2014

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Deaf pastor signs a mighty surprising message - CNN (blog)

My faith completely collapsed, but a clarification settled in my heart. I understood that God is an ancient but powerful superstition. I signed up for Clergy Project, where I found fellow ministers who doubted the existence of God. They helped me deal with emotions I felt and helped me set new goals for my life. After months in secrecy, I came out as an atheist last Friday because I want to give Christians a chance to break free from their traditions and superstitions... For now, I will continue doing vlogs, only now from a skeptical viewpoint. Justin Vollmar is the founder of Virtual Deaf Church. [...] more »

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Articles posted on Mon, Feb 10, 2014

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Online Preacher for the Deaf, Justin Vollmar, Comes Out as Atheist; 'God is an ... - Christian Post

Justin Vollmar, a pastor who has been running the Virtual Deaf Church online for the last four years, made a shocking announcement to his followers Friday declaring he has become an atheist because there is "NO GOD" and Christianity is "all nonsense." [...] more »

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Articles posted on Thu, Feb 06, 2014

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Salesfest in Barmen: Schüler erlernen Gebärdensprache - Aachener Zeitung

Unter anderem ist der heilige Franz von Sales Schutzpatron der Gehörlosen und so lag es auf der Hand sich einmal mit den Problemen gehörloser Menschen auseinander zu setzen. Durch Pater Dominik Ngyen nahm das Gymnasium Kontakt zur LVR-David-Hirsch-Schule Förderschwerpunkt Hören und Kommunikation in Aachen auf. Dort wird unter anderem auch die Gebärdensprache gelehrt. [...] more »

Articles posted on Mon, Feb 03, 2014

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Handgemachte Predigten - Schwäbische Zeitung

Betreut wurden die Gläubigen in dieser Zeit vom katholischen Diakon Karl-Josef Arnold, der die Gehörlosen-Gottesdienste in ökumenischer Offenheit hielt. „Ich habe ein gut bestelltes Feld vorgefunden“, versichert Pfarrer Gerhard Amend, dem an einer ... [...] more »

Articles posted on Thu, Jan 30, 2014

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Nashiru Abdulai: The needs of deaf Muslims - Aljazeera.com

Nashiru Abdulai, who was born in Ghana and lives in the United States, became deaf as a child because of an illness. As a Muslim, he says his needs were often not understood, especially in the Muslim world. So he became an activist. And now Abdulai is the president of the Global Deaf Muslim organisation (GDM). [...] more »

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Articles posted on Fri, Jan 10, 2014

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Ehinger Zeugen Jehovas besuchen Gehörlose

Die Ehinger Zeugen Jehovas haben ihre gezielte Suche nach Gehörlosen in der Region Ulm und im Kreis intensiviert. Sie versprechen diesen per Gebärdensprache, dass sie im Paradies wieder werden hören können. [...] more »

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Articles posted on Thu, Jan 09, 2014

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Ehinger Zeugen Jehovas besuchen Gehörlose - Südwest Presse

Die Ehinger Zeugen Jehovas haben ihre gezielte Suche nach Gehörlosen in der Region Ulm und im Kreis intensiviert. Sie versprechen diesen per Gebärdensprache, dass sie im Paradies wieder werden hören ... [...] more »

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