Topic: disability is normally understood in terms of individual impairment, but the social model of disability understands disability as a social phenomenon. People are disabled, not by their physical differences, but by a social environment ill fitted to their capacities. This presentation explores the implications of the social model of disability for justice in the church and broader society.
About the speaker: Shane Clifton is Professor of Theology at Alphacrucis College. He teaches in the fields of theology and ethics, and his research is focused on the intersection between theology, virtue ethics, and disability. In 2010, Shane had a serious accident that left him a quadriplegic. He is married to Elly and together they are the parents of three boys.
About PEACE: PEACEtalks is a monthly event hosted by Paddington Anglican Church aimed at serving the community by promoting and cultivating deep conversations about life, the world and everything. ‘PEACE’ stands for ‘political, ethical, artistic & cultural engagement’. As such, our events seek to take all of these areas of our shared humanity seriously in a world where such things are often marginalized. We also seek to demonstrate the ways in which spiritual and theological reflection enable us to look at all of these important areas afresh. All welcome!