Minneapolis, MN (March 4, 2016) – First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Minneapolis is launching a community workshop and lecture series entitled Voices: Addressing Issues That Affect the Church and Wider Community. The first series, Trauma And Its Aftermath: Moral Injury and Moral Meaning-Making, will feature Rev. Dr. Rita Nakashima Brock, and will occur May 13-14, 2016 at First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), located in the SpringHouse Ministry Center at 610 West 28th St. in Minneapolis.
The audience is the wider ecumenical faith community (clergy, chaplains, lay congregational leaders) in the Twin Cities. Through participation in lectures, workshops, and relationship building with local organizations and practitioners, participants will leave with implementable ideas on how to counsel others who have experienced trauma, especially when working with veterans.
Rev. Dr. Rita Nakashima Brock is Research Professor of Theology and Culture and Founding Co-Director of the Soul Repair Center at Brite Divinity School. A noted theologian, she has lectured all over the world. As Co-Founder of the Soul Repair Center, Dr. Brock has become an internationally recognized expert on the emerging study of moral injury and recovery. She is a commissioned minister of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and has served in a number of prominent denominational leadership positions, including the General Board and Administrative Committee, as well as being the first chair of the Common Global Ministries Board of the Christian Church and the United Church of Christ.
To learn more and to register, please visit our website: fccminneapolis.org/voices. The event will run 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. on Friday, May 13; and 9:00 am – 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 14.