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Our Youth Encounter Their Brothers And Sisters With Disabilities

Our youth ministry visits a gym to play sports with young women with disabilities. Our parish high school youth do direct service that leads to encounter with the “other” and provides a foundation for them to reflect on social justice. Some of our youth at St. Louis Parish visit an open gym to play sports with young women with disabilities. Before going to the gym, we discuss how our faith calls us to recognize and respect the dignity of every human person. We also speak about the importance of using language carefully to recognize people’s humanity first and avoid labeling people by their disability. This experience has led our youth to recognize their peers who are disabled as brothers and sisters in Christ, to develop friendships with them, and to speak in ways that respect the dignity of others.