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Author Pinsky, Mark I., 1947-

Title Amazing gifts : stories of faith, disability, and inclusion / Mark I. Pinsky
Published Herndon, Va. : Alban Institute, [2012]
©2012
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Contents A spirit of hospitality : Sue Montgomery -- Building bridges : Bill Gaventa -- When faith and disability collide : Jacob Pratt -- Access to faith : Robin Gray -- Interpreting God's word : David Kay -- A celebration of faith : Jim Schwier -- A place for everybody : Hartmut and Susan Kramer-Mills -- Gathering karma : Vidya Bhushan Gupta -- Telling the story : Cindy Merten -- The joy of giving : Dennis Schurter -- Circles of support : Barb Eiler and Ben Smith -- Finding acceptance : Lucas McCarty -- Getting involved : Rejoicing Spirits -- Reunited with the past : Isadore Rosen -- The gift of friendship : Deb -- Intending to include : Kelsey Johnson -- Elevators to inclusion : Bill Zalot -- Welcoming whosoever walks in : Liz Lang and Raymond -- A safe venue : military veterans -- Looking for "that of God" : Kevin Camp -- Feeling part of a community : Ezra Freedman-Harvey -- Sharing space : the Cleggs Lane Men's Group -- A new way to share God's grace : Steve Schoon -- A Mass for everyone : Rosita Kardashian -- Thrust into untried territory : JoAnn Misail -- Life over adversity : Jim Hukill -- Civil rights begin at home : Lynne Landsberg -- Open to real experiences : Chris Maxwell -- Purpose in the pain : Lisa Copen -- The advantages of disadvantages : Thomas H. Graves -- Called to community : Mark Johnson -- Everyone has some challenges : Al Mead -- Nourishing vocation : Jamie Dennis -- Facing the abyss without flinching : Christine Guth -- Contributing our talents : Terry Chaney and Marcie Brink-Chaney -- God's great and fiery compassion : Claire Wimbush -- Letting go of victim vanity : John Alex Lowell -- The gift of hope : Susan Gregg-Schroeder -- Breaking the silence : Mary Heron Dyer -- Rolling back into ministry : Joe Kovitch -- Listening for justice : Nancy Eiesland -- Off the pillow of self-pity : Angela Victoria Lundy -- Serving Communion : Jo D'Archangelis -- Realizing a dream : Elsie Vander Weit -- Mental health matters : Barbara Meyers -- Traveling from grief to joy : Kathleen Deyer Bolduc -- God's plan : Linda Starnes -- Daughter of the commandments : Hannah Ruth Greenblatt Eppinette -- The greatest is love : Karen and David Miller -- A gospel in action : Stephanie Hubach -- A mother's letter : Amy Julia Becker -- Invited in : Fran Jarratt -- Completing the community : Karen Jackson -- The right to kindness and charity : Laila -- Links of love : Courtney Smith -- Experiencing a L'Arche community : Caroline McGraw -- Overcoming awkwardness : Nancy Guthrie -- Traveling together : Monica and Mark Masiko -- Practicing what you preach : Tom and Irene Powell -- The worth of an individual soul : Christopher Phillips -- A bitter cup : Sue and Fred Odena -- A right to faith : Safiyyah Amina Muhammad -- Take a break : Tim and Marie Kuck -- Standing some disorder : Stanley Hauerwas
Summary Amazing Gifts: Stories of Faith, Disability, and Inclusion is a new publication by noted religion writer Mark I. Pinsky. Pinsky has gathered stories from churches, synagogues, mosques, and temples across the country, ""stories of people with disabilities and the congregations where they have found welcome."" He has taken special care to include the widest range of disabilities, including non-apparent disabilities like lupus, chronic pain, traumatic brain injury, depression, and mental illness. There were 54 million American with disabilities as of 2000, and that number is now being swelled by
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 307-312)
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Subject Church work with people with disabilities.
People with disabilities -- Religious life.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1566994659 (electronic bk.)
9781566994651 (electronic bk.)