Vanderbilt Kennedy Center (TN IDDRC, UCEDD, LEND) produces new video, Belonging in Faith Communities

November 21, 2022

The Vanderbilt Kennedy Center (VKC) (TN IDDRC, UCEDD, LEND) strives to foster communities of belonging for people with disabilities and their families. Communities in which they are invited, welcomed, befriended, and embraced.

Religious congregations can and should be places of deep belonging, where people with disabilities can worship, learn, and serve as indispensable members and fellow friends.

Check out the VKC’s new video, "Belonging in Faith Communities," which illustrates why belonging matters so much and what true belonging looks like in two Nashville-area church congregations. Click here to view the video with closed captioning.

Through the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center's Disabilities, Religion, and Spirituality program, VKC faculty and staff have developed numerous practical resources for faith communities. These include ideas for fostering belonging for individuals with disabilities and their families, creative ways congregations can support the vocational callings of their members with disabilities, and tips for including and supporting people in all aspects of congregational life. Click here to view these resources and more.

Video production credit: Adelicia Company