Towards a greater dialogue on disability between Muslims and Christians

Hayhoe, S. (2014) Towards a greater dialogue on disability between Muslims and Christians. Journal of Disability and Religion, 18 (3). pp. 242-263. ISSN 2331-2521.

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Abstract

Attitudes to disability and disabled people by Muslims – focusing on attitudes in the Middle East and North Africa - and Christians – focusing on the West (here taken to mean Europe, North America and Australasia) - were examined through a grounded theory literature search, with the study being divided into three phases of reading and analysis. The aims of study were to develop a dialogue on disability between the two cultures, to inform an understanding of the attitudes to disability in the two cultures, and to inform cultural practice in promoting support and equality in both cultures. The study finds that Islam and Christianity have much in common and are a force for good in promoting and developing disability equality in both Muslim and Christian cultures.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion
H Social Sciences
Divisions: Faculty of Education > School of Childhood and Education Sciences
Depositing User: Simon Hayhoe
Date Deposited: 06 Jan 2016 14:50
Last Modified: 22 Jan 2016 00:40
URI: https://create.canterbury.ac.uk/id/eprint/14191

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