Fifth Annual Summer Institute on Theology and Disability
June 16 - 20, 2014
Highland Park United Methodist Church (HPUMC)
3300 Mockingbird Lane, Dallas, Texas
Caring Theologically and Thinking Pastorally: Disability as a Critical Question and Questioner
The intersections between disability and theology call for thought-full and care-full negotiation. Research and writing in theology and disability needs to come from, and address all of, the theological disciplines. It must be grounded in the real lives of people with disabilities and their families
Caring theologically and thinking pastorally includes:
- Exploring the disciplines of theology and practices of faith communities through the lens and experience of disability. Exploring the issues raised by disability, we contend, brings us to the heart of theological reflection and understanding.
- Recognizing that faithful response calls for the gifts and perspectives of all the traditional theological disciplines. Does theology limit or help living fully and faithfully in the worlds of disability and congregations?
- Receiving the rich gifts that come from the diverse people and religious traditions on this journey.
- Each day, speakers and leaders will unpack the theme. In addition to the plenary speakers listed here, each afternoon there will be at least three one-time workshops offered, likely one two-hour workshop and two one-hour workshops.
- A limited enrollment, four-day seminar is an option for Ph.D. students and a limited number of auditors. Interested participants should contact Professor Hans Reinders by May 1.
The Association of Theological Schools, the Association of University Centers on Disability, and the Collaborative on Disability, Religion, and Inclusive Spiritual Supports endorse the Summer Institute on Theology and Disability.
Leaders, Workshops and Courses
Each day, plenary speakers and workshop leaders will unpack the theme. In addition, each afternoon there will be at least three one-time workshops offered, likely one two-hour workshop and two one-hour workshops. Three four-day courses will be offered, including the Ph.D. Seminar.
Questions? Call 920-206-4483 or email Summer.Institute@mailblc.org.