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Creating a Culture of Belonging in Faith Communities - an afternoon and evening with Dr. Erik Carter hosted at St. Andrew LC, March 22

Dr. Erik Carter

How can our faith communities become places of belonging for individuals with disabilities and their families? Dr. Erik Carter, a national expert on creating inclusive communities, will address this issue and foster community conversation at an event on Sunday, March 22 at 1:30 to 3:30 pm at St. Andrew Lutheran Church, 5607 NE Gher Rd., Vancouver, WA. All are welcome to this event sponsored by Bethesda, Peace, and St. Andrew Lutheran Church. Refreshments will follow.

Faith leaders are invited to a conversation over dinner with Dr. Carter, 5:30 to 7:30p, at St. Andrew Lutheran Church. Dinner is free, but participants must register here by March 19.

Dr. Erik Carter's passion is helping churches, schools, workplaces, and communities to become places of membership and belonging for individuals with disabilities and their families. As the Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor of Special Education at Vanderbilt University, he is invested in research that breaks down barriers to inclusion and equips communities to widen their welcome.

Find out more and watch Dr. Carter's presentation about faith and flourishing here.

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