Interpreting Disability/Inside Deaf Culture

Interpreting Disability is a refreshingly honest look at real life as faced by people with disabilities. Its three essays preface an important ecumenical statement on the place of persons with disabilities in the churches, called “A Church of All and for All.” The statement was drafted in 2003 by the Ecumenical Disability Advocates Network (EDAN), which Samuel Kabue directs, for consideration by all church bodies within the World Council of Churches. In the first essay Swedish pastor Arne Fritzson defines parameters for and consequences of discussing disability; in the next Kabue offers a personal account of his life with blindness; and in the final essay Kabue presents a historical survey of the disability movement.

 

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