Distinguished speaker to talk on disability and the church

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ANDY CALDER

Pilgrim Theological College will be hosting an internationally renowned authority on the changing way disability is viewed within the church and what progress still needs to be made.

Professor Amos Yong will be the headline speaker of the ‘Disability, Theology and the Church’ forum being held in August.

Prof Yong is Professor of Theology and Mission and Director of the Center for Missiological Research at Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California.

He is a warm and engaging speaker who brings personal insight to his presentations because of his brother’s experience of Down Syndrome.

Among the many published works that have contributed to his standing as theologian and advocate two books stand out as particularly notable: The Bible, Disability and the Church: A New Vision of the People of God and Theology and Down Syndrome: Reimaging Disability in Late Modernity.

These works have contributed to the increasingly significant discussions about spiritually and disability that have been happening in the church, both in Australia and internationally, for the past 30 years.

The forum being held at the Centre of Theology and Ministry will pick up on themes that reflect the diversity of meaning people labelled by disability ascribe to their experience.

Discussions will also focus on the range of responses by faith communities to ensure participation is enhanced and stigma is diminished.

How does the Church continue the move to embrace people with disabilities, their families and carers?

Please join us for this unique opportunity and for discussion about these important issues.

Wednesday 23 August, 6–7.30 pm at the Centre for Theology and Ministry, 29 College Crescent, Parkville

Entry is free.

For further information/RSVP 22 August contact info@ctm.uca.edu.au

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