Inclusion Awareness Workbook, Orthodox Christian edition

Now here’s a major effort, by the Greek Orthodox Christian Archdiocese- an Inclusion Awareness Day Workbook – Eastern Orthodox Christian Edition: 

This is a workbook developed specifically for the Orthodox Christian Church through the efforts of  members of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese in the Chicago, Illinois area (see acknowledgements below) It was initially developed by the organization Pathways Awareness for adaptation by various Faith communities.

TABLE OF CONTENTS (from the workbook)

A Letter From Pathways Awareness…2

Inclusion Awareness Sunday Activities …4

Inclusion Awareness Sunday Prayer Card …6

Bulletin Article for Inclusion Awareness Sunday …7

How You Can Make a Difference …8

Guidelines for Ushers and Lay Leaders …9

Using Appropriate Language …11

Sample Inclusion Awareness Sunday Booklet …12

Involving Teens in Inclusion Awareness Sunday …13

Involving Children in Inclusion Awareness Sunday…15

I Am .Thumb. Body Activity …15

Paper Doll Activity…15

Starting a St. Stylianos Children.s Ministry…16

Press Release…17

Quotes from The Body of Christ …18

Creating an Accessible Facility…18

Facilities Survey….19

Inclusion Resources from Pathways Awareness …25

Inclusion Resources from Light and Life Publishing…25

Acknowledgements, from the Workbook:

Acknowledgements for the Orthodox Christian version of the Inclusion Workbook: Great appreciation goes to His Eminence Metropolitan Iakovos for his blessing on Inclusion Awareness Sunday, to His Grace Bishop Demetrios of Mokissos for his guidance and for reviewing this workbook, and to Father John Rallis and Father John Kalomas for their support. We wish to thank Eleni Patos, Maria Kotsinis and Constantine Zografopoulos for their contributions to the Inclusion Awareness Sunday Workbook and for introducing Inclusion Awareness Sunday to Eastern Orthodox parishes.The image of the icon on the Inclusion Awareness Day prayer card is used compliments of the Blessed Isaac of Syria Skete, Boscobel, Wisconsin.


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