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Community Day at the Summer Institute on Theology and Disability
As part of the Collaborative on Faith and Disability’s 2018 Summer Institute on Theology and Disability, they will begin with “Community Day,” on Monday, June 11, 2018. The day is designed for clergy, laity, professional, families and others who cannot afford the time or expenses to come for the full four days.
Highlights include an opening panel on current issues featuring Institute faculty, a keynote address by Timothy Shriver, Executive Director of Special Olympics International (and former seminarian), afternoon workshops led by faculty and others geared to Christian, Jewish, and Muslim perspectives on faith and disability, as well as two workshops designed for service providers and advocates related to quality of care and coping with loss and grief. It closes with a panel featuring creative voices in inclusive ministries from central North Carolina.
The Community Day program can be found here as well as at the 2018 Summer Institute website: http://faithanddisability.org/2018-institute. Registration is through Duke Divinity School at http://www.sitd2018.org. For specific questions, please contact Bill Gaventa at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The vision of the Summer Institute on Theology and Disability is to expand the depth and breadth of theological inquiry and resources that address and include the gifts, needs, and contributions of people with disabilities and their families to theological learning and religious practice.