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The Church and People with Disabilities

  • Wheaton College 501 College Avenue, Beamer Center 004 Phelps Room Wheaton, IL 60187 United States (map)

The Ann Haskins Special Education Program at Wheaton College will present a lecture and group discussion titled, "The Church and People with Disabilities: Becoming Communities of Belonging" on Wednesday, March 14, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. in the Phelps Room of the Beamer Center on the Wheaton College campus.

Guest speaker Erik Carter is Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor of Special Education at Vanderbilt University and a graduate of Wheaton College (1996, Christian Education). His research and teaching focus on fostering inclusion and belonging for people with disabilities in schools, workplaces, and congregations, as well as the ways in which communities are strengthened by receiving the gifts and presence of people on the margins.

Wheaton College launched a new special education program less than 3 years ago, and since then there has been a growing dialogue at the intersection of faith and disability that includes a vision for how churches (and the Church) can be places for ALL people, including people with disabilities. This event advances the emerging dialogue at Wheaton about diversity and God's heart for the vulnerable and marginalized.

Beamer Center 004 Phelps Room