Many religious people, however well meaning, are unfamiliar with the language and philosophy of the disability movement. They unintentionally give offence by language and actions that reflect a by-gone era. This book aims to acquaint church and synagogue leaders with the history and philosophy of the disability movement and provides resources from scripture and theology for thinking and preaching about disability in a new way.
Jennie Weiss Block has been involved in the disability field as an advocate and a professional for over 25 years. She has Master's Degree in Business Administration and is currently completing a PhD in theology. She is the author of Project Neighborhood, dealing with community living for persons with disabilities.