Faith and Disability
We are excited to launch a new interdisciplinary collaborative on faith and disability at Baylor. We are bringing together people with disabilities, scholars, pastors, lay leaders, faith-based organizations, and others committed to creating accessible congregations marked by full participation and deep belonging. Together, we will undertake high-quality empirical research; advance faithful theological reflection on disability and the Church; initiate, sponsor, and disseminate inclusive teaching and learning around topics in disability and faith; and equip congregations and disability organizations through education and leadership training.
Current projects include:
- National studies of disability and ministry in churches
- Exploration of vocational calling in the lives of special educators and disability service providers
- Studies addressing the spiritual and religious lives of people with intellectual disability and their families
- Workshops and webinars for pastors, children’s ministry and youth leaders, families, and others
- A Lily-funded project on accessible worship for children with disabilities
- A searchable database of resources related to faith and disability
We are eager to involve members of the Baylor community and beyond to join in and support this work. To learn more, contact Erik Carter (Erik_Carter@baylor.edu).
To sign up for our upcoming Worship as One Workshop Series for Churches visit this page.