Collaboration Discussion

Christian Faith and Disability Groups


Next Meeting

Monday, September 27, 2021, at 4:00 pm EDT.  Click to join the Zoom Conference Call.

Host: Congregational Accessibility Network (CAN), represented by Paul Leichty, Executive Director.
Conversation Partner: Institute on Theology and Disability (ITD), represented by Kathy Dickson,
Moderator: Bill Gaventa, longtime leader, author, and founder of ITD

Email List: Faith Disability Advocates. This list is used to communicate with persons interested in this discussion. Select the link to check if you a member of this email group for announcements. If you are not already member, you can select the button which says, “Ask to Join Group.”

Purpose: This discussion is for leaders of faith and disability offices, groups, and networks who have responsibilities that include providing resources for faith congregations to include persons with all types of disabilities. Leaders from any faith tradition are welcomed, but the focus is on a Christian networking hub along the lines that Jewish and Muslim groups have already developed. For a more detailed explanation, read this document.

Follow-up - August 19 meeting

Agenda for August 19, 2021 meeting: Download PDF. View on Google Drive.

Summary of Meeting: Zoom Meeting summary, August 19, 2021 

Zoom Video: Collaboration Discussion, August 19, 2021

Powerpoint Slides: Presentation (PPTX) Slides (PDF)

Spreadsheet List: Collaboration interest. Persons/organizations that expressed interest in this discussion.

Questions or comments? Send an email to the host, Paul Leichty.

CAN / COD Background

CAN Background. This paper offers more background on the whole history of Congregational Accessibility Network from the perspective of Paul Leichty, founding director.

Mission of CAN, including Vision and Goals

Discussion Interest Registration Form