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People with disabilities who say their faith is important to them.
People with severe disabilities who attend a place of worship at least monthly.
Faith communities that do congregation-wide disability awareness.
Parents who changed their place of worship because their child was not included or welcomed.
The 2017 Summer Institute on Theology and Disability: A Place for Learning, Formation, and Celebration
The Eighth Summer Institute on Theology and Disability was held, June 5-8, at Azusa Pacific University in Azusa, California with Fuller Theological Seminary serving as a co-host. What a four days! About two hundred people attended various parts of the Institute, with...read more
The Christian Century features a reflection on Putting Faith to Work by Bill Gaventa The full blog post may be accesses here: Putting Faith to Work helps people with disabilities find meaningful...read more
Approximately 160 people from seven countries and multiple faith traditions recently attended the 2016 Summer Institute on Theology and Disability in Holland, MI hosted by Hope College and Western Theological Seminary. Under the leadership of Rev. Bill Gaventa, the...read more
The Collaborative on Faith and Disability began in 2011 as the outgrowth of conversations between Erik Carter and Courtney Evans Taylor from the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center in Tennessee and Bill Gaventa at The Boggs Center on Developmental Disabilities in New Jersey.
Collaborative partners include University Centers for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDDs) and affiliated faculty and staff, seminaries and Divinity Schools, individual affiliated members, and partnering organizations. The Collaborative currently consists of 12 UCEDD partners