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For a registration form and further information, email Eileen E. Schell, email@example.com
- Moral Injury Healing Retreat
- June 11th, 9:00-4:30 p.m.
- Christ the King Retreat Center
- 500 Brookford Avenue, Syracuse, NY 13224
The Moral Injury Project will offer a one-day retreat at Syracuse’s Christ the King Retreat Center for military veterans (and active duty) and military family members interested in exploring healing modalities related to moral injury, such as mindfulness, writing, meditation, yoga, and storytelling workshops.
Moral injury is the damage done to one’s conscience or moral compass when that person perpetrates, witnesses, or fails to prevent acts that transgress their own moral and ethical values or codes of conduct.
There is a small registration fee ($20 in cash or check; no credit cards) to offset costs.
Coffee, tea, water, a light breakfast and full lunch are included in the fee. For a registration form and further information, email Eileen E. Schell, firstname.lastname@example.org. Registration will close when filled with a limited enrollment of 25 participants.
William Cross, Ph.D., Vietnam Veteran, LMFT, Trauma Resource Institute
Diane Grimes, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Communication and Rhetorical Studies, Syracuse University, Meditation Leader for the Syracuse Veterans’ Writing Group
Matt Lewis, Ph.D. Candidate at Emory University’s Institute of Liberal Arts, Storytelling workshop leader
Andrew Miller, MFA Candidate at Columbia University’s Nonfiction Program, OEF Veteran, Certified Yoga Instructor
Eileen E. Schell, Ph.D, Associate Professor of Writing, Syracuse University, Founder and Co-facilitator of the Syracuse Veterans’ Writing Group
Sponsored by Hendricks Chapel and the Moral Injury Project of Syracuse University.
About the Project:
The Moral Injury Project at Syracuse University formed in Summer 2014 after a gathering of academics, administrators, researchers, religious scholars, veterans, professors, chaplains, and mental health providers addressed the question: What are we doing about moral injury among US military veterans?
We asked this question in the wake of a visit by Dr. Rita N. Brock of the Soul Repair Center at Texas Brite Divinity School. Her work inspired us, and we considered ourselves allies in her mission to address US military veterans looking for answers about their service and experiences.
Moral injury thus became an everyday term among our group, formed under Hendricks Chapel and with a secular but welcoming philosophy. Moral injury demands individual answers to individual questions asked by the men and women who hold different faiths, philosophies, and visions of storytelling.
To that end, we have worked to facilitate dialogues between the general public and the veterans and family members who have experienced moral injury. Our events for this academic year are listed above.