ERIC Number: ED442232
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999-May
Resource Packet on Disability, Spirituality, and Healing.
This resource packet includes information relating to the inclusion of people with disabilities in the Christian church. The first article, "Changing Attitudes, Creating Awareness," highlights several critical areas where churches can begin to understand the barriers of exclusion to people with disabilities. The following article, "Victim Theology," discusses biblical and theological issues that blame and victimize persons with disabilities. A syllabus is included of a two-credit course that introduces students to ministry with people with physical and mental disabilities. The syllabus and an extensive annotated bibliography serve to provide a reference guide for resources that are available to churches. The next section of the packet includes handouts used for courses, retreats, and lectures. Information addresses: (1) church accessibility; (2) counseling persons with disabilities or their families; (3) implications of disability on family life; (4) the grief cycle; (5) identifying spiritual needs; (6) forgiveness; (7) strategies for pastoral care of persons with disabilities or their families; and (8) attitudes of clergy with disabilities. Reprints are included of "Healing of Bodies and Victimization of Persons: Issues of Faith-Healing for Persons with Disabilities" and "A Theology of Anger When Living with Disability." (Articles contain references.) (CR)
Descriptors: Accessibility (for Disabled), Adults, Children, Church Programs, Church Responsibility, Church Role, Churches, Clergy, Coping, Counseling Techniques, Curriculum, Disabilities, Priests, Religion, Training Methods
Center on Human Policy, Syracuse University, 805 South Crouse Ave., Syracuse, NY 13244-2280. For full text: http://soeweb.syr.edu/thechp.
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: This information package is distributed through an agreement between A Healing Ministry and the National Resource Center on Supported Living and Choice, Syracuse University.