Soul Repair Partners

SRC_HomeAs the only program in theological education that is focused on moral injury, the Center has found many other organizations interested in collaboration and partnership with its work. Among them are:

  • Baptist Peace Fellowship of North America (BPFNA)

BPFNA recruits supporters and planners of Soul Repair on the Road events and offers program time at their annual conference to staff members of the Center. A supporter of work on moral injury since 2010, the Baptist Peace Fellowship of North America supports the peacemaking work done by Baptist churches in Canada, the United States, Puerto Rico and Mexico by raising the visibility of their efforts, bringing peacemakers together in regional and international gatherings, and providing resources, speakers and training to our members. BPFNA builds alliances and works toward a more just and peaceful world. More information is available at http://www.bpfna.orr.

 

  • Boston University School of Theology

Boston University School of Theology is a seminary of The United Methodist Church and Dean of Community Life, Rev. Dr. Pamela Lightsey is on the Center National Advisory Board. The School is a robustly ecumenical institution and welcomes students from diverse faith traditions. A Soul Repair on the Road event will occur in 2014. More information is available at http://www.bu.edu/sthh.

 

  • Calvin Institute for Christian Worship

Located at Calvin College and Calvin Theological Seminary in Grand Rapids, Michigan, the Institute is an interdisciplinary study and ministry center that promotes the scholarly study of the theology, history, and practice of Christian worship and the renewal of worship in worshiping communities across North America and beyond. The Institute has begun work on worship resources on moral injury for churches, work initiated in February 2013 at the Center’s conference in Fort Worth. Chaplain Herman Keizer continues to work on liturgical material that can be used for Veterans as well as a service where there is mutual repentance and a move toward reconciliation between congregants who were not involved in these wars and the veterans and their families. More information is available at http://worship.calvin.edu.

 

  • Carolina Soul Repair Coalition

The Carolina Soul Repair Coalition, a regional partner of the Center, is composed of community groups interested in helping veterans recover from moral injury after war. The Coalition educates and equips people to create a more hospitable environment for veterans by hosting events.

 

  • Church of the Resurrection, Leawood, Kansas

The largest United Methodist congregation in the United States, Church of the Resurrection has a membership of over 20,000. It is ranked #9 in the “Top 10 U.S. Churches to learn from that are influencing other churches” and #16 in the “Top 26 U.S. Churches to learn from in all areas” by Churchrelevance.com. According to the church website, Church of the Resurrection was listed as the most influential mainline church in America in a 2005 survey of American pastors. Their veterans ministry ResVets is a regional partner with the Center. ResVet leaders have attended two conferences in Fort Worth, consulted with Dr. Brock about their ministries, and will host a national conference on moral injury in 2015  More information is available at http://www.cor.org.

 

  • Disciples Peace Fellowship (DPF)

A supporter of work on moral injury since 2010, Disciples Peace Fellowship is dedicated to the elimination of war and the Biblical principles of peace and justice and continues to lead the denomination in working on moral injury and promoting the work of the Center, hosting events and educating the denomination. DFP is one of the largest independent but integrally related organizations within the denomination and is also the oldest existing Peace Fellowship of any denomination in the United States. More information is available at http://www.dpfweb.org.

 

  • First Christian Church, Montgomery Alabama

The First Christian Church Montgomery is a regional partner of the Center and the host of the Soul Repair Coalition in Alabama. Its mission is to demonstrate and proclaim God’s joyful, unconditional love in an inclusive environment of spiritual growth and nurture for God’s children. More information is available at http://www.fccmontgomery.org.

 

  • Justice and Witness Ministries of the United Church of Christ (JWM)

A donor to the work of moral injury since 2011, the Justice and Witness Ministries of the United Church of Christ (UCC) continues to offer educational opportunities and events that support the Center’s work. This agency of the UCC helps local congregations and all settings of the church respond to God’s commandments to do justice, seek peace and effect change for a better world. The work of JWM is guided by the pronouncements and resolutions approved by the UCC at General Synod. The JWM’s mission is to speak and act prophetically through community mobilization, leadership training, issues education, public witness, and public policy advocacy. They lead the UCC to have a transforming impact on local, national, and global communities. More information is available at http://www.ucc.org/jwm.

 

  • Mental Health Channel

The Mental Health Channel builds awareness and understanding of mental health issues through original documentary film series content. More information is available at http://www.mentalhealthchannel.tv.

 

  • Military Outreach USA

Military Outreach USA exists to encourage, engage, educate and equip individuals and churches throughout the nation to provide a support role to our military community comprised of our military (Active, Guard, and Reserves), veterans, and their families impacted by the visible and invisible wounds of military service. Military Outreach USA is a Christ-centered ministry network comprised of active military, veterans and their families in partnership with individuals and faith communities who have committed to serve our nation’s military. Its services are provided to any service member, veteran, or their family members, regardless of spiritual orientation, religious preference, race, or gender. A faith-based organization that serves the active military, veterans and their families, it connects individuals with faith communities committed to providing help and hope. More information is available at http://www.militaryoutreachusa.org.

 

  • North Carolina Region of the Christian Church Disciples of Christ

The Region is a member of the Carolina Soul Repair Coalition, and Regional Minister Rev. John Richardson chaired the committee that created a conference on moral injury in March 2014. More information is available at www.ncdisciples.org.

 

  • Pacific Southwest Region of the Christian Church Disciples of Christ

The Region has supported and promoted a Soul Repair on the Road event planned for July 2014 in San Diego and invited Dr. Brock to present a workshop at the Regional Assembly in October 2013. More information is available at www.disciplespswr.org.

 

  • Spiritual Care Network of Tarrant County

The Spiritual Care Network provides spiritual support and care for the leadership of Tarrant County, Texas. They provide spiritual direction and care, and opportunities for service to the community and the facilitation of faith-based collaborative efforts for Tarrant County institutions. They also provide spiritual support for veterans such as, chaplaincy care for veterans in homeless facilities, pastoral care and counseling for veterans on an outpatient basis, group Bible studies and share times for veterans in need of spiritual dialogue and direction, connecting veterans to other services available in the DFW area. The SCN is partnering with the Center in raising funds for the two-week retreat for veterans. More information is available at http://www.tarrantscn.org.

 

  • Syracuse University Campus Ministry

With its extensive support programs for veterans, making it the fourth best university in the U.S. for veterans, according to U.S. News, Syracuse University is an ideal site for the Center’s commitment to educating the entire campus, which its services currently do not do. The Campus Ministry of the University will work with the Center to support veterans with moral injury and to engage the wider campus in understanding what it means to be a veteran welcoming campus. More information is available at http://veterans.syc.edu.

 

  • Texas Christian University (TCU)

There are three strategic partnerships on the TCU Campus:

The Dean of the Harris College of Nursing and Health Sciences, who also serves on the Soul Repair National Advisory Board, is interested in bringing research and education about moral injury into the medical community. More information is available at http://www.harriscollege.tcu.edu.

Psychology Professor Tim Barth is serving as an advisor to Human Resources as it seeks to meet federal requirements as an employer of veterans. He and the Center are partnering in educating the wider campus to create a veteran welcoming institution for employees and students. In addition, he is working with the Center on fundraising and evidence based study for the two week retreats for veterans. http://www.psy.tcu.edu/barth.htm.

Veteran Services under the leadership of veteran April Brown works with the Center when the program plans events for veterans on the TCU campus. More information is available at http://www.veteransservices.tcu.edu.

 

  • University of North Texas Health Science Center (UNTHSC)

The UNTHSC is working with the Center in the planning of the two-week retreat for veterans. They bring extensive experience providing medical support to veterans. Their mission is to create solutions for a healthier community. More information is available http://web.unthsc.edu/about_us.

 

  • Veterans Affairs, National Chaplain Center

The Mission of the National Chaplain Center is to empower Department of
Veterans Affairs Chaplains in the achievement of excellence in meeting
the Spiritual Healthcare needs of Veterans. A number of regional chiefs of VA chaplains have become involved in planning Soul Repair on the Road events. More information is available at http://www.va.gov/Chaplain.

 

  • Veterans Coalition of Tarrant County (VETCO)

The Mission of VETCO is to improve the quality of life for service members, veterans, and their families by coordinating access to services of member organizations for veterans. VETCO’s goal is to facilitate access to education, employment and life needs by identifying existing services and gaps in service, improving communication and collaboration among member organizations, facilitating new programs among member organizations to address gaps in service, and serving as an advocate on issues that impact member organizations. Members of the Veterans Coalition of Tarrant County are community leaders, volunteers, service organizations, business owners and local corporations interested in working together with veterans to facilitate access to education, employment and life needs. Dr. Brock serves on the board of VETCO and is leading a process of creating a two-week retreat for veterans with other organizations in VETCO. More information is available at http://veteranscoalition.org.

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