New Talk to Explore Disability and Faith
January 31, 2013
Why are there not more people with disabilities in faith communities? That and other questions surrounding persons with disabilities and their faiths will be explored in a talk led by Dr. Amos Yong, an advocate for religious inclusion, on Monday, February 4 at 7 p.m. in the Martin Institute.
The J. Rodman Williams Professor of Theology and Director of the Doctor of Philosophy Program at Regent University School of Divinity in Virginia Beach, Va., Yong is the author of "The Bible, Disability, and the Church" and a theologian whose life experiences include growing up alongside a brother with Down Syndrome.
Yong is a former president of the Society for Pentecostal Studies and is the current co-editor of its journal, PNEUMA. He was the founding co-chair for the Pentecostal-Charismatic Movements Group for the American Academy of Religion from 2006-2011 and is co-editor of two monograph series: Pentecostal Manifestos and Studies in Religion, Theology and Disability.
A licensed minister in the Assemblies of God, Yong was born in Malaysia and immigrated to the United States. In the last decade, he has become one of the most prolific writers among Pentecostal theologians.
Yong's talk is being o-sponsored by the Office of Intercultural Affairs, the Religious Studies Department, Campus Ministry and the Office of Disability Services.
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