Healing and Harm

The church’s role in mental and physical health
January 25 – February 8, 2015

In this series, we will set a historic and spiritual precedent for the church’s role in including people with mental or physical health issues, discuss implications of living with disabling mental or physical illness in the context of the church, and host a panel discussion with people with mental/physical illness and those who serve them.

Message line-up:

A Context for Caring
Marielle Jensen-Battaglia

An introduction to disability awareness in the church: an overview of the church’s historic role in this area and our modern context, including common barriers within the church for people with disabilities.

Healing in a Broken World
Dr. Autumn Gallegos Greenwich

How can we understand healing in the context of a broken world? How can the church body can help or hurt in the healing process?

Panel Discussion

We conclude our series with a panel discussion featuring a panel of community members with disabilities and those who serve them. Q&A to follow.

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