This video and its transcript have been withdrawn at the request of the presenter due to subsequent findings on the part of the L'Arche community regarding sexual abuse perpetrated by Jean Vanier.

October 13, 2016
Presenter: David O. Jenkins

The theology of Jean Vanier, founder of L’Arche and Faith and Light, continues to be formed within intentional communities of adults with intellectual disabilities and those who share community with them.  The particular daily practices of these communities reveal theological convictions about the vulnerability of humanity and the vulnerability of God, about the location of faith itself, and about the significance of individual and communal bodies for revealing our capacity for transformative relationships.

Sponsored by the School of Theology and Ministry and generously supported by the Pyne Endowment Trust in memory of Professor Margaret E. Pyne, a lifelong advocate for persons with disabilities.

David O. Jenkins is associate professor in the practice of practical theology, Candler School of Theology, Emory University.