What would it look like for we in the church to change our normal ways of doing things to learn from those who are disabled? What would it look like for our churches to not merely find ways to include people with disabilities but be transformed by them?
About Erin Raffety
Erin Raffety holds a B.A. in Cultural Anthropology, an M.Div. from Princeton Theological Seminary, and Ph.D. in Cultural Anthropology from Princeton University. She is currently a Lecturer in the Writing Program at Princeton University where she teaches courses on Modern Childhood and Disability. She is also an Associate Pastor at Grace Presbyterian Church where she coordinates burgeoning outreach and education programs for adults with developmental disabilities. Raffety’s academic work takes place at the intersection of Disability Studies, Childhood Studies, and the Anthropology of Kinship. Her current book project, Families We Need, follows elderly foster mothers who raise orphans with disabilities in modern China who are often adopted to the West. She has published broadly on childhood, disability, and intergenerational relationships in scholarly journals, and an article from her personal blog, “I’m Not Sorry,” was recently featured in the Huffington Post. She lives just outside Princeton with her husband, Evan and her daughter, Lucia.
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