Churches have been encouraged to address the issue of disability with a renewed commitment at a theological dialogue initiative offering Orthodox perspectives. It was held at a consultation organised by the World Council of Churches (WCC) Ecumenical Disability Advocates Network (EDAN) in cooperation with the Volos Academy for Theological Studies.
‘The conversation on disability is not about some part of the church, it is about the life of the church as a whole,” says Nathan Hoppe, who comes from the Orthodox Church of Albania. “Disability, therefore, needs to be reflected as a problem of the health of the church. In a healthy church all members pray and work together, they do not condescend toward other members.’
For full details on the consultation see the WCC website.