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Building A Longer Table: Embracing the Disability Community

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Mon, Oct 15, 2018 - 02:00 pm

The history of the faith community’s interaction with the disability community has been an ambiguous one. The church has often supported social structure and attitudes that isolate and treat people with disabilities with paternalism, often without realizing it.

Today many denominations and local congregations realize that facilities should be constructed or altered to be physically accessible to encourage the presence of the disability community. Yet, more work needs to be done to actually embrace disabled people into full participation in congregational life. All people need and seek connections, all people need love to grow. People with disabilities have gifts to bring to the table and seek to affirm their dignity and self-understanding through worship and participation in church life.

Building a Longer Table: Embracing the Disability Community will provide a look at the difference between accommodating, inclusion and embracing the disability community. [Register now].

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Hartford Seminary 77 Sherman St, Hartford, CT 06105

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