2012 Summer Institute on Theology and Disability Roundup

I attended the 2012 Summer Institute on Theology and Disability at the Catholic Theological Union in Chicago, Illinois. Below is a collection of notes and resources from the conference. This list will continue to be updated, additions, updates and corrections are welcome, just send me a note at christopher@faithability.org!

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Monday Sessions, Presentations by the Summer Institute Faculty and Mentors"

Disability and Creation by Hans Reinders, Ph.D.

What Matters Most: Families, Disabilities, and Compelling Congregational Supports by Erik Carter, PhD

Disability and Chronic Pain by Deborah Creamer, PhD

Theology and Dementia by John Swinton, PhD

Recovering Care in Theologies of Disability by Tom Reynolds, Ph.D.

The Black Church, The Disability Rights Movement, and a Liberating Theology of Disability by Rev. Russell Ewell

Tuesday Sessions, Biblical and Scriptural Foundations

Access and Inclusion: The Biblical Vision by Fr. Donald Senior, C.P.

Special Needs in Hebrew Scripture and Jewish Sacred Writings by Rabbi Dr. Bradley Shavit Artson

Disability and New Testament Studies by Candida Moss

Symposium on Research and Spiritual Supports by Erik Carter, PhD

Theology/Ministry and Mental Illness by John Swinton, Ph.D.

Integrating Disability into Seminary Curriculum by Bill Gaventa, MDiv and Deborah Creamer, PhD

Wednesday Sessions, Thinking Theologically about and with Families

Jay’s Life and Faith Journey….and Mine by H. Rud Turnbull

Identity and Ability: Why who you are is More Important than What you Do by Amy Julia Becker, M.Div.

Sibling Support and Spirituality by Katie Arnold

Hard Choices: The Promises and Perils of Screening for Disability Using Reproductive Technologies by Ellen Painter Dollar

Reconfiguring Religion in Disability Discourse: A Dialogue with Lennard Davis (Moderated by Hans Reinders)

Thursday Sessions, Spiritual and Religious Development

Amplifying our Witness: Giving Voice to Adolescents with Developmental Disabilities by Benjamin Conner, Ph.D.

The Spiritual Lives of People with Profound Intellectual Disabilities by John Swinton, Ph.D.

Everybody has a Story by Cristina Gangemi

Discussion on Inclusive Religious Education by Erik Carter, Ph.D

Friday Sesisons, Inclusion: Reviving the Heart of Community and Congregations

Building Communities from the Inside Out Respondent by John McKnight

Community Building by Bill Gaventa

News Coverage

Cooperative Resource Exhibit

There was a tremendous collection of resources available from the conference, many of them are listed below. You can also find these and many others listed in the Faith Ability Bookstore