Did you know that January 18th to 25th, 2018 is the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity? Our friend Thomas Hentrich over at EcumenAbility has prepared a helpful resource for celebrating this week with people with disabilities.
Here’s a further description from Thomas:
From 2012 – 2014, on behalf of the Canadian Council of Churches, I coordinated the Canadian version of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity material, which brings together 25 different denominations in common worship for peace and unity in Canada. The original material is designed every year in cooperation between the World Council of Churches and the Vatican, is distributed worldwide, and then adapted by various national ecumenical church organizations.
Over the past years, special resource pages have been issued for children’s worship and Eastern rite churches. As a parent of an adult with disabilities, I thought there should also be a resource page for people with disabilities to promote greater inclusion and belonging into church life. Well, after some research, my alter ego EcumenAbility and I are happy to publish this first resource page. It is dedicated to Sean Hentrich on his 30th birthday.
About Thomas Hentrich:
Thomas’ project EcumenAbility© introduces an ecumenical perspective to the inclusion and belonging of people with disabilities into church life. He served with Christian Horizons in the Toronto and Ajax area over the past 10 years. To contact Thomas, visit @hentricht on Twitter, @ecumenability on Facebook, or his personal webpage thomashentrich.cms4people.de.