DID YOU KNOW?
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.
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
Curtis Ramsey-Lucas, Director of Interfaith Engagement with AAPD, calls for the 2016 presidential candidates to address disability concerns in this guest post on the Muslimah Next Door blog. READ THE POST...read more
Putting Faith to Work is a project of four Collaborative on Faith and Disability partners (TN, KY, MN, TX) and is funded by the Kessler Foundation. The project pulls together teams within faith communities to support members with disabilities who are seeking quality...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