Soul Repair Center Announcement

August 31, 2017

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.

To learn more about the Soul Repair Center, please visit www.brite.edu/soulrepair