The European Evangelical Alliance has published a new paper as a resource for its members, affiliate members, networks and local churches across Europe. The paper titled “Disability and the Church: Looking for a Theology of Inclusion”was launched in the context of this year’s EEA General Assembly as part of the award ceremony during which Thérèse Swinters, facilitator of the European Disability Network (EDN), has been honoured for her ground-breaking work over the past 15 years by receiving the HOPE Award 2019.
The paper is an initial summary of the biblical and theological resources that are often brought to bear on questions of disability and inclusion. It makes a number of positive suggestions towards moving our church fellowships in a more inclusive direction. The EEA warmly invites National Evangelical Alliances to translate the new resource into their respective languages and to bring it to the best use in the context of their work and networks.