Growing God's Family: Evangelical Global Adoption
Butler University Seminar of Religion and Global Affairs presents:
Families in Flux: Religion, Community and Connection in the 21st Century
The Butler University Seminar on Religion and Global Affairs, presented by the Center for Faith and Vocation, is returning for the 2021-2022 Academic Year. Registration for the Fall 2021 webinars is free and open to all.
Domestic and international adoption are deeply shaped by religion, raising questions about reproductive rights, social inequality, and proselytizing on a global scale. American Christian evangelicals are mobilized around a global project to adopt orphan children. Our speakers will explore the motivations and political impacts of this movement.
Kathryn Joyce is an award-winning journalist and author of two books, including The Child Catchers: Rescue, Trafficking, and the New Gospel of Adoption. Her work has appeared in The New York Times Magazine, Highline, Pacific Standard, The New Republic, Wired, and many others. She is an editor at Political Research Associates and an adjunct lecturer at Brooklyn College.
Samuel L. Perry is an associate professor of sociology and religious studies at the University of Oklahoma. His research explores the changing dynamics of American religion, politics, and families. He has authored over 75 peer-reviewed articles and 3 books, the first of which was Growing God’s Family (NYU Press 2017)