Jesus and the Margins: how disability intersects with race and poverty
A Banquet Network seminar
February 23rd, 2019
Why does the banquet parable of Luke 14 include "the poor" with "the crippled, the lame, and the blind"? Why are certain racial groups disproportionately affected by disability? How can the church follow Christ to these margins? On February 23rd church leaders and members in Prince George's county will gather together to consider these and other key questions surrounding the intersection of disability, race, and poverty.
Rivers of Life AME Church will be hosting this Banquet Network seminar. Presenters include: Rev. Ray Raysor, pastor of St. Didymus Interdenominational Church and disability advocate; Tom Stolle, CFO of the Baptist Convention of Maryland Delaware and father of a child with severe autism; Michael Crawford, Lead Pastor of Freedom Church Baltimore and Director of Missions for the Baptist Convention of Maryland Delaware; and Amberle Brown, Co-Founder of The Banquet Network.
We pray that you will join us for a time to consider the margins of disability, race, and poverty. This seminar is for both the interested and the experienced. Whether or not you have specific personal or ministry experience with any of these three sectors we hope that you will attend.
*Breakfast will be served prior to the event.
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9:00 -10:00 Breakfast and registration
10:00-10:15 Welcome by Rev. Ray Raysor
10:15-10:35 Michael Crawford on a Theology of Marginalization
10:35-11:05 Tom Stolle on Disability, Race, and Poverty
11:05 -11:30 Small group discussion
11:30-12:00 Rev. Ray Raysor
12:30-12:45 Amberle Brown on The Banquet Network (chapel)
12:45 - 1:00 Prayer and closing by Amberle Brown
Rivers of Life AME Church / 9200 Edmonston Rd., Greenbelt, MD 20770
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