Rev. Harold “Russell” Ewell II

Rev. Harold “Russell” Ewell II

Rev Harold Russell Ewell II

Beyond Accessibility


Workshop Description: This Is Not Your Ordinary Disability Ministries Training! In this workshop, Rev. Russell Ewell will invite participants to explore the various ways that Ableist thought has informed the theology, ministries, and institutions of the Church. Attendees will discover ways to empower, be in solidarity with, and advocate with the disability community as they work to actualize disability justice.


Biography: Ordained in the Missouri Conference of The United Methodist Church, The Reverend H. Russell Ewell II currently serves as The Pastor of Terrace Lake United Methodist Church (Kansas City MO). Additionally, he is the Chair Emeritus of The United Methodist Association of Ministers with Disabilities, and serves as a board member of Missouri Faith Voices. He gives talks across the country on Disability Advocacy and Awareness, The Disability Rights Movement, The Intersections of Religion and Disability, and The Intersectionality of Disability and Black Theology. Russell is a tireless advocate for a more liberating and inclusive theology of disability.


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