Helping people with disabilities connect to synagogues, churches and mosques.

The project held a series of workshops in 2011 in Lansing, Michigan.

Together the group:

  • Heard participants’ stories, struggles, and successes in inclusion and finding meaningful roles for people with disabilities in faith communities.
  • Explored disability culture and the disability rights movement.
  • Learned about ableism and exclusion, and how those are often experienced in faith communities.
  • Shared tools and practical ways to promote inclusion, access and participation.
  • Explored interpretations of disability in theology, sacred texts and congregation practices.
  • Developed strategies for working together after the workshops to promote inclusion.

This project was funded in part by a grant from the Michigan Developmental Disabilities Council.