Our research experience suggests that people with an Intellectual Disability have an intuitive sense of their inner being and an urgency to narrate their life story to others. The expression of one’s inner spirit, we have discovered, is fundamental to their psychological and spiritual wellbeing.
It has also been evident that they experience a poverty of opportunity in finding places and people with whom they can express their spirituality, in a way that is both meaningful and authentic. One of the reasons that this poverty exists could be that, whilst some people may know how to communicate well with people who have been intellectually disabled, they may not fully understand why Spirituality and Religious Practice are important for their lives.
On the other hand some may know why religion and spirituality are important but not know how to make faith activities accessible.
Everybody Has a Story is a practical solution, enabling authentic encounter and accessible faith sharing for all.