Published on 02 December 2015
Modified on 11 July 2017
By Irene Sutherland
Dear Friends in Christ,
How do we encourage and assist the full participation of people with disability in our major liturgical celebrations, national and diocesan conferences, gatherings and parish events?
A major challenge is to ensure that all people are included in the life of the Church, especially people with disability, their families and friends who support them. To assist in ensuring and promoting full participation of people with disability this booklet has been developed as a guideline for Church agencies, diocesan offices and parishes.
The booklet ‘Welcoming People with Disability’ may encourage and assist church agencies and faith communities to discover and celebrate the beauty and strength of the Body of Christ by promoting the full participation of people with disability, their families and friends in the life of the Church. It is a call to create opportunities for participation in where everyone is valued, gifted and acknowledged.Let us confidently strive to become inclusive communities that warmly welcome people with disability and their families; communities where the presence of Jesus Christ is recognised in everyone and where we can all fully participate in the life of our Church.
Yours sincerely in Christ,
Most Rev. Terence J Brady
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