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May 2016

Summer Institute on Theology and Disability 2016

May 23, 2016 - May 26, 2016
Western Theological Seminary and Hope College, Western Theological Seminary 101 E. 13th St Holland, MI 49423
Holland, MI United States
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The Summer Institute on Theology and Disability brings together academics, theologians, practitioners and others—people with and without labeled disabilities—to explore the inclusive intersections of theology and disabilities. The Summer Institute is led by Bill Gaventa and core faculty including Hans Reinders, John Swinton, Tom Reynolds, Amos Yong, Erik Carter, Darla Schumm and Julia Watts Belser. Founded in 2010, the Summer Institute creates a significant space for thought-and-practice leadership in the rapidly growing arena of theology and disability.

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June 2016

2016 AAIDD National Conference

June 6, 2016 - June 9, 2016
Unnamed Venue Atlanta, GA United States + Google Map

The next annual meeting of the American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AAIDD) will take place on June 6-9, 2016 in Atlanta, Georgia. The Meeting provides researchers, clinicians, practitioners, educators, policymakers, local, state and federal agencies, and advocates with cutting edge research, effective practices, and valuable information on important policy initiatives. The 2016 theme is The Meaning of “Professional” in an Era of Change. To register, see the Conference Website.

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August 2016

Exclusion & Embrace: Disability, Justice & Spirituality

August 21, 2016 @ 8:00 AM - August 23, 2016 @ 5:00 PM
Unnamed Venue Melbourne, Australia + Google Map

The multi-faith conference Exclusion & Embrace: Disability, Justice & Spirituality, will be held August 21-23, 2016 at the Jasper Hotel in Melbourne. Speakers include: Prof Hans Reinders: Chair of Ethics, VU University, Amsterdam and author of: Receiving the Gift of Friendship. Profound Disability, Theological Anthropology, and Ethics. Rev Bill Gaventa: Director of the Summer Institute of Theology and Disability and previous Editor of Journal of Disability, Religion and Health, USA. David Tacey: Emeritus Professor of Humanities, La Trobe University, Melbourne.…

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October 2016

Friendship Ministries Life to the Full 2016 Conference

October 28, 2016 - October 30, 2016

/>On October 28th-30th in Niagara Falls, Ontario, Friendship Ministries will host the Life to the Full 2016 Conference. Keynote speakers include Amy Julia Becker (author), Erik Carter (researcher), and the Hon. David C. Onley (Former Lieutenant Governor of Ontario). Join conversations around the streams of Ability, Belonging, and Community. Workshops led by key ministry leaders and notable organizations will equip attendees with practical resources to be leaders in models of accessible ministry and education. For more information, visit the Conference…

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September 2017

Irresistible Church: A Disability Ministry Conference

September 23
Trinity Baptist Church, 160 Chainbridge Rd
Montville, New Jersey 07045 United States
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This is a one-day conference to help equip churches to become IRRESISTIBLE to people affected by disability—Join pastors, disability ministry leaders, volunteers, parents, and caregivers. There are two workshop breakout sessions with different workshops to choose in each breakout. The day will end with a keynote address by Joni Eareckson Tada.

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