The 2018 Summer Institute on Theology and Disability


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Monday, June 11, 2018- Thursday, June 14, 2018
Location: Raleigh, NC

The Ninth Summer Institute on Theology and Disability is taking place this year at the Edenton Street United Methodist Church in Raleigh, June 11-14, hosted by the church in collaboration with Duke Divinity School.

The four-day Institute begins with a Community Day, Monday, June 11, a day designed to include clergy, laity, professionals, advocates, families, and any interested who cannot afford the time or expenses for the full four days.  (The fee is $50) The keynoter for Community Day is Timothy Shriver, CEO of Special Olympics.  It will also feature a panel of Summer Institute faculty and religious leaders on current issues and trends in inclusive faith supports, afternoon workshops led by the faculty and others, and a panel featuring creative, inclusive faith-based programs in mid North Carolina. (See the accompanying Community Day flier).

The three days which follow feature two plenary speakers each day, a symposium for Ph.D. students working at the intersections of theology and disability, a strand on mental health and faith, and about 30 workshops led by people from across North America and other parts of the world.  Plenary keynote speakers this year include Tawara Goode, PhD, Dilshad Ali, Shane Clifton PhD, Rabbi Julia Watts Belser, PhD, and Erika Hagensen. Devan Stahl, PhD., will present the 2018 Jean Vanier Emerging Scholar Lecture.

Program Information is now available on the 2018 Summer Institute on Theology and Disability website HERE. Documents include a one-page Registration Guide, Week-at-a-Glance Chart, the Planning Guide with lodging and transportation options, an Afternoon Workshop Chart with titles and names only, and a more complete Workshop Schedule, with descriptions, speaker information and additional information to guide your decisions and the Community Day Schedule.

REGISTER for the Community Day or for Summer Institute on Theology and Disability.

The 2018 Summer Institute on Theology and Disability is hosted by Duke Divinity School and Edenton St.   United Methodist Church. Sponsors include the North Carolina Developmental Disabilities Council.  Christian Horizons, Inc. (Canada), Joni and Friends, the Calvin Institute for Christian Worship, Friendship House Partners, the Equally Able Foundation, and Mosaic, Inc.

For more information, contact Bill Gaventa, Director, at [email protected].