A Place at the Table: The Stuggle for Spiritual Diversity


  • David R. Hodge Arizona State University-West


The social work profession has repeatedly expanded its understanding of diversity throughout its history. The incorporation of underrepresented voices, however, has not been without struggle. In this narrative, the author relates some of his efforts to foster the inclusion of spiritual and religious perspectives as well as the guiding principles that inform his efforts in this area. He also chronicles some of the resistance his attempts to widen the profession's understanding of diversity have sparked. The article concludes with reflections on the topic of spiritual inclusion, as well as suggestions that may be useful for other advocates of spiritual and religious diversity.


How to Cite

Hodge, D. R. (2014). A Place at the Table: The Stuggle for Spiritual Diversity. Reflections: Narratives of Professional Helping, 11(3), 62–72. Retrieved from https://reflectionsnarrativesofprofessionalhelping.org/index.php/Reflections/article/view/1156



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