Allison Connelly-Vetter (she/her) received a Master of Divinity from Union Theological Seminary. While in graduate school she studied interdisciplinary approaches to disability theology and Madness and wrote a capstone thesis on Christian ableism and restorative justice. Allison regularly preaches and offers presentations and workshops for churches and religious congregations across the country on topics such as disability theology, queer Christianity, and theological grounding for social justice. She finds a spiritual home in both the United Church of Christ and in lay-led, non-canonical catholic communities such as Benincasa Community, where she interned while in seminary. Allison and her wife, Brooklyn, live in Minneapolis, MN, where Allison is the Children, Youth, and Families Program Coordinator for Spirit of St. Stephen’s Catholic Community and a faith organizer for the Center for Sustainable Justice. Her writing can be found in Dear Joan Chittister: Conversations with Women in the Church (Twenty Third Publications, 2019) and Liberating Liturgies 2.0(Women’s Ordination Conference, 2020), and on the New Ways Ministry’s blog, Bondings 2.0.  



October 24, 2021

Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Our sacred texts both create and reflect the world as we know it, and today, our texts remind us of our new and ancient call to be in right relationship with disabled people and all God’s creation.

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