This paper discusses the theological foundations and learnings from a journey undertaken at the Mooroolbark Salvation Army to explore full participation in corporate worship for people with intellectual disabilities. The key themes of acceptance, participation, and authenticity are discussed, as well as some of the challenges to full participation, such as exclusion, lack of awareness, and lack of time. Some principles of participation that emerged from this process are then considered as they may provide a helpful framework for developing tools and resources to foster full participation in worship.
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Spiller, Catherine Jane
"Liturgical Practices for Full Participation: Creating Opportunities for Engagement in Worship for People with Intellectual Disabilities,"
Discernment: Theology and the Practice of Ministry: Vol. 9:
2, Article 3.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.acu.edu/discernment/vol9/iss2/3