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Disability Theology and Healing in the Church of Today

With David Carr and Barb Isaman-Bushart

This workshop will explore the idea that there is nothing inherently disabling about an individual that lives in the world today where bodily, psychological, intellectual, and sensory diversity represent creation. Instead, we will see a theology where the alternate giftedness of all is celebrated. The concept of healing will be addressed from the perspective that healing and flourishing is something that the community does together and not something that happens to the person who is disabled.

Barb Isaman-Bushart

Barb has served on the pastoral team at Community of the Savior in Rochester, NY since her ordination and conference appointment by the Free Methodist Church USA in May 2011. Barb has served the greater Rochester community as a professional social worker, disability rights activist, and educator in the community and human services.