Open Arms Project

A communication tool for the Open Arms Project, whose mission is to help religious educators of all faiths welcome and support every learner.

Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Hello all,
I enjoyed meeting everyone on Monday!
Here are a few bibliography suggestions...
A Commited Mercy by Stan Carder
All God's Children by Gene Newman and Joni Eareckson Tada
Special Needs Special Ministry Jim Pierson, Louise Tucker Jones, Pat Verbal
A Place Called Acceptance Kathleen Deyer Boldue

I have copies of each of these and I am happy to share, some of them were especially helpful as I was preparing the proposal and vision for our churhc as well as building the ministry.

Also, you might check out

Unexpected Guests at God's Banquet by Brett-Webb Mitchel and
Human Disability and the Service of God Ed. Nancy Eiesland and Don Saliers

I will qualify all of these books by saying that they are all written from a Christian perspective.

Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Your ideas are needed for:
  • a name for this committee/project/blog;
  • a better description/mission than I created on the fly for the blog;
  • suggestions for a working bibliography, including books, articles, websites, and other resources (with commentary if you want).


Our next committee meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, June 6, at 4:30, at Kathy's house.

Welcome to the blog for the Religious Education Pilot Project! The committee facilitating the project will use this blog for intra-group communication, as well as for disseminating information to interested readers.

Questions, comments, and suggestions are always welcome!