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"Mainstreaming" The Alienated: The Church Responds To A "New" Minority
Societally alienated persons are far too often rejected by the local congregation and responded to, if at all, primarily in terms of a "mission" on the part of the church to these groups -- to alcoholics, the mentally retarded, the physically disabled, returnees from mental hospitals, the violence-prone, former prisoners, and the aging. These are the persons who are wounded or ill on the road to Jericho wherever we travel. On this road the church is far too often not the Good Samaritan, but the priest and the Levite passing by on the other side....
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Title: "Mainstreaming" The Alienated: The Church Responds To A "New" Minority
Creator: Harold H. Wilke (author)
Date: March 23, 1977
Format: Article
Publication: The Christian Century
Source: Available at selected libraries
Location: vol.94, no.10, pp.272-275
Keywords: Accessibility; Activists; Advocacy; Assistive Technology; Blind; Church; Cognitive Disability; Crime; Educational Institutions; Harold Wilke; Health & Medicine; Human Rights; Identity; Institutions; Physical Disability; Prejudice; Psychiatric Disability; Psychology; Religion; Sensory Disability; Service Organizations; Wheelchair
Topics: Institutions, Organizations & Corporations; Social Movements & Advocacy
Note: Copyright 1977 Christian Century Foundation.
Reproduced by permission from the March 23, 1977 issue of the Christian Century. P.O. Box 378, Mt. Morris, IL 61054. 1-800-208-4097