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Kids with disabilities face many challenges. Church shouldn’t be one of them.

From the Washington Post: Kids with disabilities face many challenges. Church shouldn’t be one of them

As a practicing Christian, I speak directly to my faith tradition here: When we claim that Jesus said to let the children come to him, but we do little to make that possible for every child, our rationalizations about a lack of resources, space, volunteers or expertise ring hollow. When we claim that Jesus once took a little (five loaves and two fish) and met the needs of many, but we act as though he won’t help us meet the needs of others; when we claim that our faith is for all people but tolerate the exclusion of those with various physical, mental or emotional needs, we fail.

And if you doubt that this is reality, just read the comments.

Katja

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