Event Participant(s)

Cindy Holtrop

Session Description

Worship and fellowship are sometimes difficult for people with mental illness because few people understand their experience and their needs in worship. The church’s silence can reinforce the stigma of mental illness. How can we deepen our worship practices and our language so that anyone who struggles with mental health finds space for their lament and for their longing for hope and relationships?

Conference Title

2018 Calvin Symposium on Worship

Event Date

1-25-2018

Event Type

Workshop/Seminar

Type (recording/text)

Text

Subject Area

Worship

Topic

Disability Inclusion/Universal Design

Keywords:

Stigma, Relationships, Needs

COinS
 

Beyond Stigma to Hospitality: Creating a Gracious Space for People with Mental Illness

Worship and fellowship are sometimes difficult for people with mental illness because few people understand their experience and their needs in worship. The church’s silence can reinforce the stigma of mental illness. How can we deepen our worship practices and our language so that anyone who struggles with mental health finds space for their lament and for their longing for hope and relationships?

 

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