The State of Things
11:45 am
Thu February 14, 2013

The Relationship Between Faith Communities and People With Disabilities

In 1990, the Americans with Disabilities Act opened up a host of protections for people with disabilities. Amongst its gains, it banned workplace discrimination and forced government and commercial spaces to become more accessible.

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But religious spaces are exempt from ADA. Host Frank Stasio considers how faith communities deal with people with disabilities with religion writer Mark Pinsky, author of “Amazing Gifts: Stories of Faith, Disability, and Inclusion” (Alban/ 2011), and Brett Webb-Mitchell, a Presbyterian minister based in Chapel Hill whose newest book about faith and disabilities is called "Beyond Accessibility" (Church/ 2010)

This segment was originally broadcast on May 24th, 2012. You can listen HERE.

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