From Longing to Belonging

NEW! Inclusion is more than a house of prayer for all peoples. In this new approach to belonging and inclusion, Speaker, author and faith community disability inclusion expert Shelly Christensen has written a guide for all faith communities striving to be more inclusive. 

from longing to belonging book cover artwork, written by shelly christensen

 

Starting or advancing inclusion of people with disabilities in any faith community can be an overwhelming process. Grounded in Jewish text, From Longing to Belonging: A Practical Guide to Including People with Disabilities in Your Faith Community provides step by step guidance to any organization committed to welcoming, supporting and including people with disabilities. “From Longing to Belonging” is for any congregation that values participation and inclusion for each and every person.

Written by noted faith community disability inclusion expert and international speaker, Shelly Christensen, From Longing to Belonging: A Practical Guide to Including People with Disabilities in Your Faith Community is based on the iconic biblical phrase, “My house shall be a house of prayer for all peoples.” Christensen weaves together two essential concepts, the Spirit of Belonging and the Structure of Inclusion, to guide you to achieve genuine inclusion. This new approach to inclusion is based on over 15 years of experience guiding faith communities and working with people with disabilities, families, and congregations.   

Shelly Christensen is one of the leading voices in the field of faith community disability inclusion.  Shelly is the author of the groundbreaking Jewish Community Guide to Inclusion of People with Disabilities. From Longing to Belonging: A Practical Guide to Including People with Disabilities in Your Faith Community is her much anticipated sequel. 

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