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Accessibility & Inclusion

An Interfaith Resource List



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Accessibility: A Manual for Churches (1997). Jointly produced by the Episcopal and Catholic Dioceses of Minneapolis, St. Paul. Episcopal Disability Network, 3024 East Minnehaha Parkway, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55406.



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Accessibility Audit for Churches, 2nd ed. (1995). Reeves, Kathy (ed.). Health and Welfare Ministries Program Department, General Board of Global Ministries, United Methodist Church. Available from the Service Center, 7820 Reading Road, Caller No. 1800, Cincinnati OH 45222; 1-800-305-9857.



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American National Standard A1117.1: Accessible and Usable Buildings and Facilities (1998). American National Standards Institute, 11 West 42nd Street, NY, NY 10036.



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And Show Steadfast Love: A Theological Look at Grace, Hospitality, Disabilities and the Church (1993). Merrick, Lewis. Presbyterian Publishing House, 100 Witherspoon Street, Louisville KY 40202.



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Circle of Friends: People With Disabilities and Their Friends Enrich the Lives of One Another (1989). Perske, Robert. Abingdon Press, 201 8th Avenue South, Nashville TN 37202. Available from Cokesbury.



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Dancing With Disabilities: Opening the Church to All Godís Children (1996). Webb-Mitchell, Brett. United Church Press/Pilgrim Press, 700 Prospect Ave. East, Cleveland Ohio 44115; 1-800-537-3394. Available also from Amazon (http://www.amazon.com).



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A Drama of Love: An Educator's Guide to Creating Classes Where Everyone Belongs. Produced jointly by the church of the Brethren & the Mennonite Churches in the USA (1992). Mullet, Judy H., & Snyder, Paula. Mennonite Central Committee. Now distributed by Mennonite Mutual Aid: Advocacy & Educational Resource Department, P.O. Box 483, Goshen IN 46527.



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Expressing Faith in Jesus: Church Membership for People with Mental Impairments 1995). Vredeveld, Ronald C. CRC Publications, 2850 Kalamazoo Ave., SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49560.



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From Barriers to Bridges: A Community Action Guide for Congregations and People with Disabilities (1995). Religion and Disability Program, National Organization on Disability, 910 16th Street NW, Washington DC 20006.



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A Guide to Feeling Comfortable With Persons Who Have Disabilities (1994). Bethesda Lutheran Homes and Services, 700 Hoffman Drive, Watertown, WI 53094.



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Guidelines for Reporting and Writing About Persons with Disabilities (1993). R and T Center on Independent Living, University Of Kansas, 4089 Dole Building, Lawrence KS 66045.



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Is Everybody Welcome: A Guide to Ministries with Persons with Disabilities (1991). United Church Board for Homeland Ministries, 700 Prospect Avenue, Cleveland OH 44115.



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Loving Justice: The ADA and the Religious Community (1994). Religion and Disability Program, National Organization on Disability, 910 16th Street NW, Washington DC 20006.



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On the Road to Congregational Inclusion: Dimensions of Faith and Congregational Ministries with Persons with Developmental Disabilities and their Families: A Bibliography and Address Listing of Resources for Clergy, Laypersons, Families and Service Providers (2000). The Elizabeth Boggs Center on Developmental Disabilities, The University Affiliated Program of New Jersey, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, 335 George Street, P.O. Box 2688, New Brunswick, NJ 08903-2688.



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Open Hearts: A Youth Ministry Resource On Inclusivity (1992). Division of Congregational Ministries, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. Contact ELCA Distribution Service, 426 South Fifth Street, Box 1209, Minneapolis MN 55440.



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Scripture Based Inclusion, videocassete (1993). Nuzzi, Ronald. Center for Ministry with Disabled People, University of Dayton, Dayton OH 45469.



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That All May Worship: An Interfaith Welcome to People with Disabilities (1992). Thornburgh, Ginny, & Davie, Ann Rose. National Organization on Disability, 910 16th Street NW, Washington, D.C..



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Unexpected Guests at Godís Banquet: Welcoming People With Disabilities Into the Church (1994).Webb- Mitchell, Brett. Crossroad Publishing Company, 481 Eighth Ave Suite 1550, NY,NY 10001; 1-212-868-1801. Available also from Amazon (http://www.amazon.com).

   List updated 03/02

    

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