The Disability Concerns theme for this program year is ableism—both what it is and how we can work together to end it. Our conversation started with a two-day training on August 11-12. (You can watch the recordings of the event on our YouTube channel soon).
At the training, we invited churches to focus on ableism during Disability Awareness Sunday (October 9 in the RCA and October 16 in the CRC). Bulletin inserts, worship material,s and more are available here: Resources for Disability Awareness Week 2022
Join us in reading the Disability Concerns book of the year, My Body Is Not a Prayer Request, by Amy Kenny. In her just-published book, Kenny discusses ways the church has perpetuated ableism in the past and how we can come together to engage in disability justice.
Kenny is a disability scholar, Shakespeare lecturer, and author. You can learn more about her by listening to her conversation with Amy Julia Becker, Disability Belongs in Church, on the podcast Love Is Stronger than Fear. You can also find Kenny on Instagram and Facebook and follow her conversations on disability justice.
Lead a book club at your church with a small group, existing book group, church staff, inclusion team, social justice committee, or whoever in your church is interested. We will send you a leader's guide and up to 10 free books for your book club members, thanks to support from the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship.
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