Can we envision and create access?
“As a church have we forgotten how to go to the lengths of cutting open a roof and lowering our disabled friend in through the ceiling just so they could meet Jesus?”
– Julie Clawson, from “Americans with Disabilities and the Church”, a July 2010 entry on her blog, One Hand Clapping
In church circles we often plaster phrases like “everyone is welcome” and “come as you are” across lawn marquees and in Sunday morning bulletins. But how often do we back that language up with authentic, Christlike inclusion?
More specifically, what are some ways we fail to remove barriers and obstacles to worship for our brothers and sisters who bring disabilities (or different culturalÂ genderÂ experiences, role, or sexual orientation) with them into the sanctuary on Sunday morning?
December 5, 2010 disabilities, Exclusion, Mental health, Privilege, Tolerance, Uncategorized Read more >