Dancing with disabilities opening the church to all God"s children by Brett Webb-Mitchell

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Published by United Church Press in Cleveland, Ohio .

Written in English

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  • Church work with people with disabilities.,
  • People with disabilities -- Religious life.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 149-152).

Book details

StatementBrett Webb-Mitchell.
LC ClassificationsBV4460 .W428 1996
The Physical Object
Paginationxvii, 152 p. ;
Number of Pages152
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1000020M
ISBN 100829811524
LC Control Number96038900

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