Impact Feature Issue on Faith Communities and Persons with Developmental Disabilities

Disability and Faith Resources:
Guides to Inclusive Congregations (sidebar)

That All May Worship.An interfaith guide to assist congregations, denominational groups, and seminaries in welcoming people with disabilities. Also available are “Loving Justice,” a guide that clarifies the relationships between the Americans with Disabilities Act, other disability laws, and the religious community; and “Money and Ideas: Creative Approaches to Congregational Access.” Published by the National Organization on Disability. FFI call 202/293-5960, 202/293-5968 (TDD).

Human Disability and the Service of God: Reassessing Religious Practice.By Nancy Eiesland and Don Saliers, (eds). Published by Abingdon Press, Nashville. An edited volume of invited papers from a 1996 national conference at Candler School of Theology. FFI call Abingdon at 800/251-3320.

Resource Packet on Disability, Spirituality and Healing.By Rev. Nancy Lane, Ph.D., and her organization, A Healing Ministry, this packet contains materials related to biblical, theological and spiritual issues of disability, as well as the roles of individuals with disabilities in spiritual leadership. Distributed on the Web site of the Center on Human Policy, Syracuse University.

Journal of Religion, Disability and Health.Written for religious and human services professionals, it seeks to create an interdisciplinary, interfaith, and multicultural forum for exploration of disability in relation to religion. FFI contact Haworth Press, 800/895-0592 or 607/722-5857, ext. 321.

The resources above are presented for readers’ review; no endorsement is implied. For additional resources order Dimensions of Faith and Congregational Ministries with Persons with Developmental Disabilities and Their Families: A Bibliography and Address Listing of Resources (2000), from The Boggs Center on Developmental Disabilities, 732/235-9300.