Attend this unique week-long gathering of theologians, academics, ministry leaders, people with disabilities, and other to explore the intersection of faith and disability.
The mission of the Collaborative on Faith and Disability is to provide leadership in the areas of research, education, service, and dissemination related to disability, religion, and inclusive supports.
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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.
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The Summer Institute on Theology and Disability is now known simply as the Institute on Theology and Disability. In an effort to increase clarity, the core council has elected to let go of the “Summer” in the mandate while retaining the mandate and direction championed by director Bill Gaventa in the first ten years of the Summer Institute.
In other news, theologydisability.org has been registered as an easy-to-remember web link directed to the Collaborative on Faith and Disability’s home page for the Institute, and firstname.lastname@example.org has become the official email address for inquiries related to the Institute on Theology and Disability.read more
At the 2019 Summer Institute on Theology and Disability, the Church of Latter Day Saints and Brigham Young University organized a group of leaders from around the world to talk about religious communities and people with disabilities for a podcast....read more
Faith communities provide access, inclusion for people with disabilities By Andy Imparato and Mark Crenshaw Andy Imparato is executive director of the Association of University Centers on Disabilities, and Mark Crenshaw is director of interdisciplinary training at...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