‘At the Gates’ has now been out for a few weeks, and we’re delighted with the interest it’s garnering. Thank you to our disabled Christian community for all the support! Here are more details of the online book launch, and some interviews with Emily and me…
Register here for our online book launch at 7.30pm on September 13th. On Zoom, with BSL and automatic captions. Hosted by Fiona MacMillan, with fantastic guests including Rev Zoe Heming, Rev Kt Tupling, Rev Dr Hannah Lewis, Ann Memmott and Jemma Brown. We’re very grateful to HeartEdge for hosting the event. The book launch will be recorded and shared later, if you can’t join us live.
Thanks to the interviewers who have given us an opportunity to talk about the book.
Radio 4 Sunday programme: interview with Naomi and Rev Zoe Heming (audio). Aired on Sunday 4th Sept 2022. Our interview starts at minute 29:15.
Preach Magazine: a conversation with Emily and Naomi (video with automatic captions). In conversation with Louisa Lockwood, Emily and I spoke about the barriers facing disabled Christians, and God’s Kingdom of equality and justice.
Torch Trust ‘Reflections’ podcast: interview with Emily and Naomi (audio). An in-depth interview about our book with Grace Dawson. We’re very excited to be partnering with Torch Trust to make ‘At the Gates’ available in Braille/large print.
Premier Radio: Is your church ableist? (audio) – interview with Esther Higham.
And the Church Times recently shared an extract of the book (text), if you’d like a preview before buying.
Annual Disability and Church Conference, 15th Oct 2022: ‘Wholly, Holey, Holy’
In a world which conflates value with productivity and worth with wealth, disabled people explore the gifts of being, exactly as we are.
Registration is now open for this year’s ‘Living Edge’ disability conference. For over a decade, this disabled-led conference has brought together disabled Christians and our allies to resource each other and the church. This year’s theme is ‘Wholly, Holey, Holy.’ We’ll be meeting on Zoom, with BSL and captions – pay what you can. Follow #WHHoly or @livingedgeconf on Twitter to find out more.
The annual conference on disability and church is a partnership between Inclusive Church and St Martin-in-the-Fields Church.
Book Review: Amy Kenny
I’ve just reviewed Amy Kenny’s book ‘My Body is Not a Prayer Request’ for the Inclusive Church blog. Read my review of this powerful, disability-affirming book here. Spoiler: I loved it.
Amy Kenny was interviewed by Lamar Hardwick on his (excellent) podcast recently. Check out their conversation here.