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Aim & Scope
A spiritually motivating journal to assist professionals working with people with disabilities and their families! The Journal of Religion, Disability & Health provides an interfaith, interdisciplinary forum that supports people with disabilities and their families through religious, spiritual, clinical, educational, and scientific perspectives. There is a growing awareness of the importance of spirituality and religion in health and human services. This journal addresses the critical ethical, moral, and spiritual issues raised by people with disabilities in health and rehabilitation services. This eye-opening reference allows people interested in the intersections of religion, disability, and health and human services to come together, meet, and learn. This journal focuses on research, policies, and practices that unite religious personnel with health care professionals and researchers to develop more holistic supports and inclusive communities for people with disabilities. The Journal of Religion, Disability & Health also supplies an equal place “at the table” for the voices of people with disabilities and their families as they encounter and address services and supports in the world of faith and health. This journal strives to explore the richness of religious and spiritual life in both persons dealing with issues of disability and health as well as those who love and support them. Articles include research, clinical and pastoral reflections, theory and theology, and other media for spirituality such as poetry, sermons, prayers, and stories. The Journal of Religion, Disability & Health explores such issues as: meeting the spiritual needs of people with learning disabilities; seminal Jewish attitudes toward people with disabilities; the local church as a network supporting adults with disabilities in the community; breaking barriers through inclusive religious education; perspectives on disability from Eastern religions; and much more! The editors and writers for the Journal of Religion, Disability & Health believe that health and disability are not opposite conditions. Disabilities in one area may co-exist with substantial well-being in other areas of health. The journal interprets disability to include a variety of physical and mental limitations, including physical disability, intellectual disability (mental retardation), and mental illness. Most issues of the journal include exemplary examples from research, theory, practice, and personal pilgrimage. Special thematic issues of the journal have included collections of key writers and leaders in spirituality and disability (e.g. Robert Perske, Wolf Wolfensberger, and Stanley Hauerwas), international and interfaith perspectives on disability, graduate theological education, a history of religious advocacy, and more. Proposals for thematic and guest edited volumes are welcome.
Peer Review Policy: All research articles have undergone anonymous double-blind review and editorial review. Other articles based on personal reflections, sermons, or stories are occasionally published in this Journal based on editorial review and decision.
Publication office: Taylor & Francis, Inc., 325 Chestnut Street, Suite 800, Philadelphia, PA 19106.