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Disability: Theology and Practice

  • Course Dates: Fri 3 March 2017, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Reflecting upon the challenges which disability presents to contemporary churches, this day will examine ways of thinking about disability through Scripture and Christian Tradition.

On this basis, as well as using the resources of disability theory, we shall think about how local congregations, church schools, and other Christian institutions can develop excellent practice in responding to disability issues. Participants will be encouraged to share their own experiences of good practice.

This day will look at a range of disabilities including learning, physical and mental disabilities. The hope is that by tackling some of the challenges and issues faced, this day will begin a wider public discussion, listening from a range of different voices and the disabled community as a whole.

Contact Alison Ogden for all booking enquiries
aogden@sarum.ac.uk  |  01722 424826  |  01722 424800 (main reception)

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Fri 3 March 2017
10:00 am to 4:00 pm
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John Gillibrand has worked for many years as an Anglican priest in the Church in Wales Diocese of St. David’s. John’s book, Disabled Church, Disabled Society The Implications of Autism for Philosophy, Theology and Politics was shortlisted for the Michael Ramsey Prize for Theological Writing at the 2013 Hay Festival.
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£50, includes lunch and refreshments