Change of Leadership
Since 2012, The Soul Repair Center at Brite Divinity School has offered public education and conducted research on moral injury and recovery for military veterans. During these five years, it has educated religious and non-profit communities, employers, educators, religious leaders, chaplains, seminarians, and medical care-givers—about the ways to support processes of healing for those who experience military moral injury and their families. Thanks to a generous gift, offered as an investment to extend the Center’s usefulness, Brite has been afforded the opportunity to determine how to take the Soul Repair Center forward.
In May 2017, Dr. Rita Nakashima Brock, Soul Repair Center Co-Founder and Director, accepted a position with Volunteers of America. We are pleased to announce that Dr. Nancy Ramsay, Professor of Pastoral Theology and Pastoral Care and Chair of the Soul Repair Center National Advisory Board, has agreed to serve as Director of the Soul Repair Center. Under Dr. Ramsay’s leadership, the Center will give primary attention to equipping faith communities from many religious traditions to engage in caring practices with veterans affected by moral injury and their families.
Regional conferences are being planned to educate and prepare faith communities and their religious leaders to be sources of support for individuals and the families of individuals affected by moral injury.
Center Receives $100,000 Donation Challenge!
A donor has given the Center a generous gift that will match donations in any amount, up to $100,000. The gift enables the Center to move in new directions outlined in the strategic plan created by its National Advisory Board a year ago. The Center will use the funds for a transition year to identify new sources of funding and new partnerships with TCU that can enable implementation of the strategic plan. To make a matching donation, CLICK HERE. Please select Soul Repair under gift designation. The amount of your contribution that is deductible for federal income tax purposes is limited to the excess of your contribution amount over the fair market value of the goods or services provided. We estimate the fair market value of the goods and services provided to you in connection with this contribution to be $60.00.
Donations of $100 or more will receive a complimentary signed copy of Exploring Moral Injury in Sacred Texts. Edited by Dr. Joseph McDonald, with a foreword by Dr. Rita N. Brock, it contains essays from Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Buddhism, and American civil religion. Contributors include former and current Soul Repair Board members Rabbi Dr. David Blumenthal, Dr. Amir Hussain, and Rev. Michael Yandell. In addition, Brite Professor Dr. Warren Carter contributed an essay, and others include leading scholars such as Dr. Kelly Denton-Borhaug, Dr. Brad Kelle, Dr. Nancy Bowen, Dr. John Thompson, and Dr. Daniel Maguire. All donors will receive a code for 20% discount when purchasing the book.