We also want to help faith communities become more inclusive by connecting them with resources and providing networking opportunities at conferences and meetings throughout the year.
Welcome to the newly designed Faith Inclusion Network website. It is our hope and prayer that this new site will provide you with valuable faith and disability resources and will keep you updated on current FIN events. Most importantly, we hope it will help you connect with a welcoming, inclusive faith community in your area of Hampton Roads, VA should you be searching for a place to worship, socialize and share your faith.
Included in this new design is also a section for blogging; an opportunity to share and comment on the stories that help us to encourage and build each other up in faith. I hope you will take a few moments to read some of the stories already posted and share with us your thoughts. There are some wonderful things happening out there in our Hampton Roads faith communities and this is one more way to share both the joys and challenges we encounter as we strive to build communities that truly welcome all.
As FIN continues to expand, learning how to serve our Hampton Roads community and continuing to live out our mission: …”to promote awareness of and provide support for the inclusion of people with disabilities and their families into faith communities”, I hope you will check in with us often, email us with any comments and questions and participate in all the exciting FIN events help throughout the year. Thank you for taking the time to stop in and visit us. We hope to see you at our “That All May Worship-2013” Conference in March.
Director, Faith Inclusion Network
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Faith communities, service providers, businesses, families and individuals make up our diverse network, an interfaith collation of people supporting the vision to make faith accessible to all.
Please visit the “Faith Communities” page for detailed information about our faith communities and their programs. You can find information about our network “Service Providers” on the Resource page. All of these organizations have shown a commitment to supporting inclusive congregations by participating in FIN events or having established inclusive programs and/or disability advocates in place.
If your faith community or service provider organization shares our mission and would like to be included on our website,
please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.