Faces of the Movement: Ben Conner


This past Sunday, I had the opportunity to share a review of Ben Conner’s new book, Amplifying Our Witness: Giving Voice to Adolescents with Developmental Disabilities. Ben has graciously agreed to discuss his book with us in a two-part interview.

Ben has worked with adolescents for twenty years and currently runs a ministry to adolescents with developmental disabilities in Williamsburg, Virginia. He has taught courses at Union Presbyterian Seminary and at Memphis Theological Seminary through the Center for Youth Ministry Training. He’ll also be serving as a faculty member for Inclusion Fusion 2012, speaking on the topic Amplifying Our Witness: From Inclusion to Partnership. In Ben’s Inclusion Fusion talk, he’ll challenge congregations to take seriously the seventeen percent of adolescents with developmental disabilities by offering a practice-centered approach to ministry that accounts for their perspectives, faith responses and contribution to the church’s witness. Here’s our interview with…

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