Disabilities, Religion and Spirituality

Examples of Past Activities

  • Putting Faith to Work Project
  • Accessible Worship Project
  • Disability, Faith, and Flourishing Project
  • Community Conversations on Faith and Disability
  • National Collaborative on Faith and Disability
  • Faith and Disability Conference
  • National Study of Disability and Ministry
  • Providing disability-related theological field education internship opportunities for future religious leaders and educators
  • Developing community partnerships to support inclusive religious and spiritual practices

Belonging in Faith Communities

This video illustrates why belonging matters so much and what true belonging looks like in two Nashville-area church congregations.


We are gathering local and national resources to share with individuals with disabilities and their families, as well as with religious and lay leaders. If you know of religious/spiritual resources that may be beneficial for others, send them to courtney.taylor@vumc.org


To make a donation that will allow the VKC UCEDD to further develop activities in these areas, please visit the Giving page of the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center website. Specify that your gift go to the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center Disabilities, Religion, and Spirituality program.

For more information contact:

Erik Carter, Ph.D.