EquallyAble is joining the Collaborative on Faith and Disabilities in sponsoring the 2017 Summer Institute on Theology and Disability. The conference will be held from June 5-8 in Azusa, California, to continue the much needed work in the area of disability awareness and inclusion.

This 8th Summer Institute features plenary speakers from three faith traditions (Christian, Muslim and Jewish, including Joni Eareckson Tada, Brian Brock, Suheil Laher, Miguel Romero, Rabbi Brad Artson and Jacob Artson, and Monica Coleman), more than 30 workshops, a symposium for current Ph.D. students, a Monday program designed to enable participation by clergy and laity in the area, a Tuesday evening discussion on mental illness and faith communities with Kay Warren from the Saddleback Church, moderated by John Swinton, and a Wednesday evening showing of a Messengers of Hope, a film produced by APU faculty member Paul Shrier, a film related to ministry and the Special Olympics World Games in Los Angeles last year. Other Summer Institute faculty who will be involved this year include Amos Yong, Hans Reinders, Erik Carter and Bill Gaventa.

The Registration page at Fuller links you to Summer Institute on Theology and Disability website, with more information on the program, planning suggestions for travel, lodging, logistics, scholarships, and more complete program information. The best way to keep up with news about the Summer Institute and information/resources for people interested in this area of study and ministry is by liking our Facebook Page. The Summer Institute on Theology and Disability is affiliated with the national Collaborative on Faith and Disability.

The Registration is now open for the 2017 Summer Institute on Theology and Disability June 5-8, hosted collaboratively by Azusa Pacific University and Fuller Theological Seminary.