Journal of Religion, Disability & Health
J Relig Disabil Health
ISSN (printed): 1522-8967. ISSN (electronic): 1522-9122.
The Journal of Religion, Disability & Health believes that spirituality is a fundamental aspect of human experience that includes but is not limited to religious participation. Individuals express and manifest spirituality in a variety of ways, and the Journal welcomes manuscripts that examine and celebrate spiritually in all of its diversity. The Journal of Religion, Disability & Health further believes that health and disability are not opposite conditions. Health is conceptualized as a state of physical, mental, social, and spiritual well-being. It is not the absence of disease or disability. 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. Thus the Journal of Religion, Disability & Health strives to explore the richness of religious and spiritual life in both persons dealing with issues of disability and health as well as in those who love and support them. This communication will take a number of forms. We invite the traditional voices of research, theory, practice, and policy to submit their work to this forum. But we also invite voices that express and explore spiritual, moral, and religious issues through traditional formats in those worlds, i.e., poetry, sermons, prayers, and story. Most issues of the Journal will include exemplary examples from research, theory, practice, and personal pilgrimage. We thus believe that this publication will provide a forum which enriches both mind and soul. While it is critical for these issues to be explored in other journals of health, religion, and disability services, we believe this will provide a unique place where people interested in the intersections of religion, disability, and health can come together, meet, and learn.
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