CI Hosts New Vocation and Disability Seminar April 11, 2022 By Collegeville Institute Leave a Comment Vocation and Disability Seminar participants (from top left to right): Jane Patterson (Seminar Co-Leader) Sue Rozenboom, Sarah Barton, Carlos Thompson, Ben Conner (Seminar Co-Leader), Jessie Bazan, Erin Raffety, and Megan Kidulas. On Thursday, March 31 – Saturday, April 2, the Collegeville Institute hosted its first gathering of the Seminar on Vocation and Disability, a two-year research project in partnership with The Center for Disability and Ministry at Western Theological Seminary and co-led by Jane Patterson and Ben Conner. The Seminar brings together theologians, scholars, persons with disabilities, and experts on disability and ministry to engage the concept of vocation through perspectives of disability theology and the lived experience of disability and calling. The goal of the Seminar is to construct a disabled theology and practice of vocation. During the gathering, special guest Jill Harshaw, author of God Beyond Words: Christian Theology and the Spiritual Experiences of People with Profound Intellectual Disabilities, presented to the group over Zoom. Dr. Sue Rozeboom, Associate Professor of Liturgical Theology, who designed the course, “We All Worship: Disability and Worship,” led the group in song, care for the body, and prayerful listening to the scriptures and one another’s stories. In response, participants had the opportunity for reflection, conversation, and collaboration. The Seminar plans to meet twice yearly. Their next gathering will be hosted in mid-July 2022 at Western Theological Seminary in Holland, MI. Learn more about the Seminar on Vocation and Disability » Like this post? Subscribe to have new posts sent to you by email the same day they are posted.