Disability Advocacy Among Religious Organizations: Histories by Albert A Herzog

By Albert A Herzog

achieve perception into the significance of advocacy for the disabled inside of a number of non secular and secular organizations

You shall love your neighbor as yourself. (Romans 13:9) over the years, spiritual corporations have labored to satisfy this biblical mandate. incapacity Advocacy between non secular corporations: Histories and Reflections chronicles the growth of alternative ministries’ advocacy for the disabled considering the fact that 1950 as they labored towards satisfying this venture. This enlightening heritage of a number of spiritual enterprises’ efforts charts the traits in advocacy whereas delivering readers perception into how one can support individuals with disabilities either inside spiritual enterprises and in society. concerns are explored by way of drawing upon a variety of files, communications, and in-depth stories of the advocates’ work.

This ebook attracts jointly in one quantity the tales of varied non secular companies and their struggles to recommend for the disabled. due to society’s tendency to isolate and worry them, precise wishes participants corresponding to the mentally and bodily disabled have lengthy came across it tough to be accredited, understood, or to obtain right care. despite the fact that, ministries attempt to be advocates for all in their contributors and their wishes, together with schooling, remedy, and applicable laws. incapacity Advocacy between spiritual companies: Histories and Reflections recounts the stairs corporations have taken to target finishing isolation and worry via inclusion and acceptable care of individuals with quite a few disabilities. those historic money owed study the intensity, breadth, and on-going desire for incapacity advocacy in non secular organizations.

Disability Advocacy between spiritual companies: Histories and Reflections discusses the advocacy backgrounds of:

  • the area Council of Churches
  • the nationwide Council of Churches
  • nationwide Catholic Partnership on Disability
  • nationwide Apostolate for Inclusion Ministry
  • American mainline Protestant denominations—the American Baptist conference, Disciples of Christ, the Episcopal Church, the Evangelical Lutheran Church in the United States, the Presbyterian Church united states, the United Methodist Church, and the United Church of Christ
  • the Christian Reformed Church
  • American organization on psychological Retardation (AAMR) faith and Spirituality Division
  • Bethesda Lutheran houses and companies, Inc.
  • the Christian Council on individuals with Disabilities (CCPD)
  • Friendship Ministries
  • Joni and Friends
  • the Mennonite advocacy for people with disabilities
  • the faith and incapacity application of the nationwide association on Disability

Disability Advocacy between non secular corporations: Histories and Reflections is effective examining for clergy and laypeople in incapacity advocacy in spiritual enterprises, educators, scholars, seminary scholars getting ready for ministries, and non secular historians.

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