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The experiences of people with disabilities in faith communities: a social work perspective

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dc.contributor.advisor Louw, Humarita
dc.contributor.author Moller, Catherina
dc.date.accessioned 2012-11-08T07:00:45Z
dc.date.available 2012-11-08T07:00:45Z
dc.date.issued 2012-02
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10500/7663
dc.description.abstract This report portrays the findings of research on the experiences of inclusion/exclusion of people with disabilities in faith communities, from a social work perspective. It was a journey undertaken with a group of people with disabilities in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa during 2009 and 2010. In narrations on the journey, participants expressed their experiences of exclusion, not being considered and their personhood not always being respected in faith communities. However, the journey also revealed suggestions of how their inclusion could be enhanced by changing practices, developing understanding of the needs of people with disabilities, and raising awareness of these. The report concludes with recommendations for ways that people with disabilities and others in faith communities can journey together in faith communities to the benefit of all. en
dc.format.extent 1 online resource (235 leaves : ill.)
dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject Exclsion en
dc.subject Inclusion en
dc.subject People with disabilities en
dc.subject Faith communities en
dc.subject Qualitative research en
dc.subject.ddc 362.4
dc.subject.lcsh People with disabilities -- Psychology
dc.subject.lcsh Sociology of disability
dc.subject.lcsh People with disabilities -- Religious life
dc.subject.lcsh Religious communities
dc.title The experiences of people with disabilities in faith communities: a social work perspective en
dc.type Dissertation en
dc.description.department Social Work en
dc.description.degree M.A. (Social Science)


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