Access, Ableism and UU Justice: Change Work for Equity & Liberation

Unitarian Universalists repeatedly affirm the “inherent worth and dignity of every person”, so why aren’t we arranging UU spaces as an expression of that inherent dignity, rather than acting like we aren’t really expecting disabled people to join us?

Rev. Ren will interrelate elements from disability justice, liberation theology, and Unitarian Universalism’s anti-oppression mandate, including dismantling ableism and recreating UU communities to be accessible and inclusive of disabled folx, because “all of us need all of us to make it.” (T. Soto).


Rev. Ren McFadyen brings decades of lived experience and professional  commitment as an advocate for accessibility and inclusion, seeking full participation of people living with disabilities in all spheres of life.

A person with shavd head, wearing a clerical collar is seated.  A black lab is at their side and is wearing a harness for assistance dogs.