Some cultures hold false and harmful traditional beliefs about people with disabilities—even within the Christian church. These misconceptions can lead to discriminatory attitudes and behaviors while reinforcing structural barriers that exclude people with disabilities and deny them their rights.
CURE trains pastors and equips local churches to reach out to people with disabilities and minister with the love of Jesus—helping communities dispel harmful myths and understand that children are not cursed because of their disabilities but rather loved by God. Using our Theology of Disability curriculum, we seek to transform the attitudes of local churches and their communities towards people living with disabilities. Pastors and church communities become powerful advocates for people with disabilities, and they can help identify children in need of medical care and refer them to CURE.