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Fewer than half of the parents surveyed in a recent study said their faith community is supportive of their child with special needs. A church must include all, and here are some ways to do that.

 

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Special needs wheelchair accessibility Insights into Religion Lilly Foundation

Fewer than half of the parents surveyed in a recent study said their faith community is supportive of their child with special needs. A church must include all, and here are some ways to do that.

Even lay people can, and should, ask tough questions about polls to see if their claims match their findings. And when it comes to poll data we should all be informed consumers.

As fewer young people fill the pews of houses of worship, some congregations are trying innovative ways to halt the exodus of young adults from organized religion.

Studies Reveal How to Serve Youth and Young Adults Better insights Into Religion Lilly Foundation Flickr photo by threephin

Breaking free from the stereotype of the disengaged teen could help churches serve them better. And as those teens age into adulthood, congregations need to be willing to work to keep them involved.

 

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