The Third Annual Summer Institute on Theology and Disability was hosted by Catholic Theological Union, in Chicago, Illinois. The Bethesda Institute was the primary sponsor. Scholarships were made possibly by the ARC of Illinois.

Presentation by H. Rud Turnbull: Jay’s Life and Faith Journey… and Mine

Presentation by Erik Carter: Families, Disabilities, and Compelling Congregational Supports

Presentation by Cristina Gangemi: ‘Everybody has a Story’

Presentation by Amy Julia Becker: ‘Identity and Ability’

Presentation by John Swinton: Symposium on QR and People with Profound Disabilities

Presentation by Benjamin Conner: Amplifying Our Witness: Giving Voice to Adolescents with DD

Presentation by Tom Reynolds: Recovering Care in Theologies of Disability

Presentation by John Swinton: ‘Theology and Dementia’


Presentation by Deborah Creamer: ‘Theology and Chronic Pain’

Presentation by Rabbi Dr. Bradley Shavit Artson: ‘Special Needs in Hebrew Scripture and Jewish Sacred Writings’

Presentation by Fr. Donald Senior: Access and Inclusion: The Biblical Version

Presentation by Hans Reinders: ‘Disability and Meaning’

Presentation by Katie Arnold and Tim Stone: ‘Sibling Support and Spirituality’

Presentation by Bill Gaventa: “Identity and Inclusive Communities: What Languages do We Use?”

Presentation by John McKnight: ‘Building Communities from the Inside Out’