A Theology of Belonging

Thursday, May 28th, 1:30pm (Eastern)
Online – in the New Leaf Virtual Learning Centre

Cynthia is currently the National Coordinator for Disability Ministries at the Christian and Missionary Alliance in Canada. Her work, both at the national and local level (as a church planter/pastor), is to help the church move from mere inclusion to actual belonging. In this final session on Inclusive Design Cynthia will help us explore the foundations of belonging and the way that this kind of theological frame radically alters life together in the local church.

Cynthia Tam is an ordained minister with the Christian and Missionary Alliance. She is a pastor at The Living Room Church and the national coordinator for disability ministries for the C&MA. Cynthia graduated from University of Aberdeen with a Ph.D. in Theology under the supervision of Prof. John Swinton. She is also involved with Village Eulogia for Families with Special Needs that serves families affected by disabilities.

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From Inclusion to Belonging by John Swinton. Made available by the author on Researchgate. This article will provide the background for the Learning Centre session.
From Christian Horizons: Indicators-of-Belonging-Checklist. It is based on studies done by Erik Carter and his team in the States. The indicator is a resource material that Christian Horizons share on their Disability and Faith Forum.