The fifth annual Summer Institute on Theology and Disability will be held the week of June 16-20, 2014 in partnership with Highland Park United Methodist Church and Perkins School of Theology at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas.
A primary goal of the Summer Institute is to make its speakers and major sessions available and accessible to anyone, anywhere, who has access to the web, where they are posted on the Bethesda Institute website. They encourage their use for continuing education, group discussions, seminary courses, independent studies, and whatever creative way you can use them. An Index created by Bill Gaventa, primary coordinator for the Institute, arranges the presentations by year and then, secondly, by theological discipline (generally).
The vision of the Summer Institute on Theology and Disability is to expand the depth and breadth of theological inquiry and resources that address and include the gifts, needs, and contributions of people with disabilities and their families to theological learning and religious practice.
The Summer Institute on Theology and Disability is sponsored by the Bethesda Institute and endorsed by the Association of Theological Schools, the Association of University Centers on Disability, and the Collaborative on Disability, Religion, and Inclusive Spiritual Supports.