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.

Thursday, January 18, 2007

Next Step

Howdy folks,

Thanks so much for sending me your terrific superhero descriptions. I am in awe of your many gifts and talents!

Watch your emails for two documents:

1. a revised plan.
2. a rough draft of the observation template.

The template consists of a first page of general observation that we will all use when we observe, and a second page for each of us in our special role. (gleaned from your superhero sheets)

Remember please that this is a first draft, and is open to your suggestions and changes. Feel free to discuss modification of your role, as well as individualizing your template page.

A request: Please email me with your availiabilty in the next two weeks for an afternoon meeting.

Thanks so much!


Tuesday, January 09, 2007


Dear Kathy, Have a wonderful birthday and have a ball in Hawaii!!


The Superheroes of Open Arms

Monday, January 08, 2007

"Journal of Religion, Disability and Health"

As I mentioned at our December meeting, I recently met Bill Gaventa, editor of the "Journal of Religion, Disability and Health," and after discovering the journal is planning a special issue on inclusive religious education, I contacted him for more information. His reply:

" Miranda, great. Plans at the moment...not quite settled on who will be the organizing guest editor. I think it will be Erik Carter at the University of Wisconsin, but I need to finish that up with him.He is finishing up a book right now for Brookes Publishing on welcoming and inclusive congregations, and lots of good stuff on inclusive religious education. I will pass this on to him, and someone will be in touch."

This could be a good opportunity for us to publish an article or essay about Open Arms.