“All are welcome” — or are they?

We (like many religious groups) often put the phrase “all are welcome” on our signs. We need to make sure we’re being truthful, though. Is everyone really welcome? Accessibility Are disabled people welcome in your congregation? In the United States, religious organizations are exempt from the Americans with Disabilities Act. On top of that, the ADA allows a lot of grandfathering of inaccessible facilities. If you bought your meetinghouse from another organization that lacked that exemption, it still might not be accessible. When looking for a meeting space, a Friend I know told her meeting “if it’s not accessible, we have...

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