Episcopal and Methodist Churches
These are churches which come out of the English Reformation. In the 16th century, the Church of England (Anglican Church) separated from the Roman Catholic Church. However, it retained some of the flavor of its Catholic roots but was also influenced by Reformed theology. Retaining a hierarchical system of bishops and dioceses, its influence in other parts of the British Empire resulted in other Episcopal Churches.
In the 18th century, John Wesley and others led a Pietist revival in England resulting in the beginning of Methodism. Methodists and Wesleyan Churches eventually separated from their Episcopal parent churches.
Episcopal and Methodist Disabilities Ministries
The Episcopal Church (USA)
- Ministry for People Living with Disabilities is an official Episcopal Church site.
- Disability Resources linked from National Episcopal Health Ministries
- The Episcopal Disability Network is committed to welcoming all people, spiritually, and physically, which includes becoming more hospitable and accessible to those who are living with disabilities.
- Episcopal Mental Illness Network
- The Episcopal Conference of the Deaf is an association of church workers in the Deaf community.
United Methodist Church (USA)
DisAbility Ministries Committee of The United Methodist Church is dedicated to opening hearts, minds, and doors for people of all abilities in United Methodist Church. See especially their extensive audit of facilities, features, and programs.