This book, edited by Andy Calder, Jayne Clapton and Trevor Parmenter, celebrates 25 years of the multi-faith disability and spirituality movement in Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand. Since the inaugural conference in Brisbane, 1996, a further five have been held. Arising from the conferences, this collection explores issues of faith and meaning in the lived experience of disability. Contributors explore a range of issues including: ethics, care, friendship, discrimination, inclusion, the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), love, justice, liberation and ‘cripped’ spiritualities.

The book is beautifully designed and lavishly illustrated with cartoons from one conference’s resident cartoonist. The front-cover stain-glass window ‘Pathways for Change’ provokes spiritual questions relating to belonging, identity and purpose.

The Launch will be held on Tuesday 14 June, 2022, 2pm AEST (4pm NZST) at Wesley Place, 130 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne and on Zoom

Speakers include:

Uncle John Baxter will offer a Welcome to Country

Aboriginal Partnership Coordinator, Brotherhood of St Laurence

Ms Meredith Allan

World President, 2018-2020 (International Society for Augmentative and Alternative Communication (ISAAC).

Member of Uniting Church in Australia.

Rev Vicki Terrell

Disability Ministry Educator: Resource and Development facilitator, Anglican Church of Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia.

Chair of the Disability, Spirituality and Faith Network Aotearoa/New Zealand.

Rev Albert (Bhakta Dasa) Lange

Chairperson of Faith Communities Council of Victoria (FCCV)

Minister of religion for the Vaisnava Hindu Community and

Communications Director for the International Society for Krishna Consciousness.

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