Note: Crip and Mad are the words the speakers have adopted for themselves. They chose them because they represent a subversion of the dominant way of talking about/thinking about all things related to mental health and disability.
Crip and Mad people have often been pushed to the margins in Christian communities (or even out the door). What would radically welcoming faith communities look like for people with disabilities and mental illness? How can churches ensure the gifts and leadership of all people are honoured in their churches? Join Amy Panton and Miriam Spies, co-editors of the Canadian Journal of Theology, Mental Health, and Disability as they highlight how faith communities can engage with madness and cripness, particularly in light of a post-COVID world where churches have been called to be and do church in a new way.