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Friday, June 19 • 9:00am - 10:15am
Becoming Human Again: Moral Injury and Soul Care for Wounded Healers

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Moral injury happens when the image of God experiences evil or when one ignores her/his conscience. This session will present a theological foundation for moral injury and the need for intentional soul care for justice practitioners and others who encounter evil, such as soldiers, justice organizers, and patient caregivers. Through the power of story, participants will offer glimpses of best practices for the restoration of broken humanity to the full reflection of the image of God.

Moderators
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Jatrice Martel Gaiter

Executive Vice President of External Affairs, Volunteers of America
As executive vice president of external affairs for Volunteers of America, Jatrice Martel Gaiter works to build national awareness of the organization and support for its mission of providing programs and services for America’s most vulnerable. Gaiter has a bachelor’s in government and politics from the University of Maryland and a Juris Doctor from the Syracuse University College of Law. In November 2012, Gaiter was selected as one... Read More →

Featured Participants
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Rev. Traci Blackmon

Pastor, Christ the King United Church of Christ
Rev. Traci Blackmon is pastor and teacher at Christ the King United Church of Christ in Florissant, Mo. Initially ordained in the African Methodist Episcopal Church, Blackmon served in various capacities of ministry for nine years prior to becoming the 18th installed and first woman pastor in the 159-year history of Christ the King Church. She obtained a bachelor's in nursing from Birmingham-Southern College (1985) and a Master of Divinity... Read More →
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Scott Bostic

Missional Church Fellow, Wesley Theological Seminary
Scott Bostic is a Missional Church Fellow at Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, DC. He is studying links between faith and health, and he is promoting holistic wellness among the seminary and the communities graduates will serve. Bostic graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point and served in the U.S. Army as an infantry officer and healthcare administrator. He deployed to Iraq in 2009-2010 with the 2nd Brigade Combat... Read More →
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Rev. Rita Nakashima Brock

Research Professor of Theology and Culture and Founding Director of The Soul Repair Center, Brite Divinity School
Rev. Rita Nakashima Brock, Ph.D. is Research Professor of Theology and Culture and founding director of the Soul Repair Center at Brite Divinity School. The Soul Repair Center is dedicated to recovery from moral injury, especially for veterans of war. Brock grew up in a military family, the daughter of a veteran of Korea and the stepdaughter of a veteran of World War II and Vietnam. She was a professor for 18 years before becoming director of a... Read More →
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Mike King

National President and CEO, Volunteers of America
Since 2010, Mike King has served as national president and CEO of Volunteers of America, one of the oldest and largest human service charities in the United States. King has been a major advocate for Volunteers of America in Washington, both on Capital Hill and among other peer human service organizations. His work has focused on the preservation of federal funding and other resources that support vulnerable populations. He has held executive... Read More →


Friday June 19, 2015 9:00am - 10:15am
Pryzbyla Great Room