Inclusive Faith Project
Most faiths, and their sacred scriptures, say they are inclusive, just, hospitable, compassionate... but in practice, people with impairments and/or disabilities are often left to keep up if they can. Little effort is made to make community faith practice accessible. So this is a justice project I've been invited to lead, but it's also another way for me to be in conversation with Hindus, Buddhists, Sikh, Muslim, Jewish people and others... where I'll be asking them about their sacred teachings, and get to share mine. I'll ask them what their founder taught or modeled in regard to people on the margins, and I'll get to share what mine did! Seeking common ground, always. One outcome will be a practical resource for people with disabilities to take to leaders in their faith communities, and/or for faith leaders to use as they initiate conversations amongst their community so as to eliminate obstacles, be more considerate and inclusive.