The Faith4All Mission


Despite responding to a call that is meant to be heard by all, the vast majority of churches, synagogues, temples and mosques remain difficult or impossible to access by people living with disabilities [1] . Frequently, the subtle social rejection these individuals feel when interacting with “temporarily able-bodied” people in houses of worship acts as the main barrier to their involvement. It is the mission of Faith4All to assist communities of faith in their transformation into bodies that invite, embrace, include and empower people who live with disabilities. With the help of Faith4All, the contributions of time, talent and treasure of those living with disabilities is not missed or forgotten; rather these skills can be encouraged and validated, just as with any other member of the faith community. With the assistance of Faith4All, communities of faith can learn to more effectively welcome all.

References:

[1] Pinsky, Mark and Thornburgh, Ginny. “Accessibility as Empowerment.” Faith & Form, Vol. 48, no. 1, 2015.