Disability and Theological Education: Progress and Possibilities. The year 2015 marks the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) in the United States, the 30th anniversary of the Canadian Human Rights Act, and the 33rd anniversary of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. One expert offers guidance to schools for building on the progress to date.
Disability and Theological Education: A North American Study. This article reports findings from a study examining the ways in which disability is addressed and experienced in theological schools across North America. Despite numerous calls for addressing disability in theological curricula and providing a more inclusive environment for students with disabilities, a majority oftheological educators have indicated that their graduates receive relatively limited preparation to address disabilities in ministry. Moreover, many seminary students with disabilities face challenges regarding accommodation and support on campus. This article offers recommendations for strengthening the extent to which attention to disability permeates the theological curriculum.
Friendship House Partners. Friendship House Partners works alongside persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities (friends), their families, seminaries, and disability organizations to secure safe, affordable community-oriented housing.