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Online Worship: Is It Accessible for ALL?

Over the last year, congregations turned to online worship as a core way to stay connected. Amidst the pandemic, churches are celebrating new connections as new faces and former members who had moved away or were confined to their homes now attending online. Yet many individuals with disabilities still find themselves in the margins of their faith communities. Is online worship helping or hindering greater access and inclusion? What questions do we need to be asking as we move forward in planning for the future to ensure full and inclusive worship for all?

Jennifer Lord, the Dorothy B. Vickery Professor of Homiletics and Liturgical Studies at Austin Seminary, along with Loui Lord Nelson, the president of The UDL Approach, Bill Gaventa, founder and director emeritus of the Institute on Theology and Disability, and disability activist Amy Litzinger will take up these questions and more during this 90-minute webinar over the lunch hour on Friday, April 16th. 

Be sure to watch this interview with Loui Lord Nelson and Mary and Toby McClamroch as they share how online worship is both a gift and a challenge, and what they miss the most about worshiping in person: connections.

Date and Time: April 16, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM Central
Cost: Free, but registration is required.

This webinar is intended for pastors and anyone involved in planning and leadership of Christian worship that includes people with disabilities and their families as full participants.

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This Webinar is supported in part by the following gifts:

  • The Stanley Robertson Hall Memorial Fund
  • The Dr. Allan S. Hall Jr. and Violet R. Hall Memorial Fund
  • The K.C. Ptomey Jr. Memorial Fund
     

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