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Relevant Religion Series

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December 3, 2016
Vanderbilt Divinity School, Reading Room
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon

Reaching for Hope and Building Justice in a Time of Lament: The Embodied Realities of Spiritual Trauma 

Dr. Phillis Sheppard, Associate Professor of Religion, Psychology, and Culture at the Divinity School and Graduate Department of Religion, Vanderbilt University

Dr. Pamela R. Lightsey, Associate Dean for Community Life and Lifelong Learning, Clinical Assistant Professor of Contextual Theology and Practice, Boston University School of Theology 

We invite you to a morning of conversation and reflection to deepen spiritual engagement in this time of lament and hope. In response to the violent spiritual, emotional, and physical trauma that is inflicted on specific human bodies, we will explore and emphasize the necessity of an intersectional approach to communal practices. Using womanist, feminist, and queer theologies, we will face the reality of experiencing of spiritual trauma while doing the work of justice.  Using our experiential knowledge, we will create spaces of collective conversation to name what we know about embodied and spiritual trauma. Together, we will share stories and practices that support restoration and health. 

Registration  $15, free for students
Registration fee (cash or check only please) will be collected on site the day of the event.