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Anabaptist Disabilities Network
Building Community that Includes Persons with Disabilities and Mental Illness
Articles of Interest
The following issue of ADNotes offers a helpful overview of some of the issues involved in the inclusion of persons with disabilities and mental illness in the life of the community.
ADNotes, February 2006: Building Community (MS Word - .DOC)
ADNotes, February 2006: Building Community (Adobe Reader - .PDF)
From Exile to Inclusion: A Community for Everyone
This issue of The Mennonite also includes an article entitled "The Lord is my strength: Toward an Anabaptist disability theology" by Erick Sawatzky.
Beyond Accessibility: Toward Full Inclusion of People with Disabilities in Faith Communities (Church Publishing, 2010) challenges churches to become communities of inclusion for people who live with disabilities. Author Brett Webb-Mitchell argues that providing physical access for people with disabilities to enter a church building is only a starting place when Christians take seriously the call to be the body of Christ.
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