The Ecumenical Disability Advocates Network (EDAN) came into being in 1998 at the 8th Assembly of the World Council of Churches (WCC) in Harare, Zimbabwe, when a small number of persons with disabilities were invited to the assembly. There were 12 persons with disabilities invited, but they were not given any authority to speak at the assembly and could not give feedback during any of the meetings. There was an initial feeling of tokenism and the 12 people decided that this was not acceptable. Out of that feeling EDAN was formed. We are glad that the WCC has continued to support this work through its programmatic structures, and we have witnessed great strides since then, albeit slowly.