Together on Our Way: Becoming Trauma-Informed Faith Communities (via zoom)

Jun 1, 2021 to Jun 17, 2021

06:00 pm - 07:30 pm

Franciscan Spirituality Center (Virtual Event), 920 Market Street
La Crosse WI, 54601

Event Website

(608) 791-5295

Together on Our Way: Becoming Trauma-Informed Faith Communities (via zoom)
Tuesday, Jun 1 – 17
6:00pm – 7:30pm
There Is a Balm: Faith Communities, Trauma and Their Call to Respond (via Zoom)
Keynote Speaker: The Rev. Dr. Frederick Jerome Streets

Faith communities can play a crucial role in recognizing trauma and creating spaces that support the healing of trauma experienced by individuals and communities. How can our faith communities respond to that call? Join us as we examine the biblical understanding of offering balm and providing hospitality to those whom we serve. The evening will include prayer, study and lecture, and will serve as the basis for the entire Together on Our Way series.
To register for this virtual talk, you’ll need to select and pay for at least one conference track and a preconference session (offered May 11, 13, 17 or 19).

Key Note Speaker: The Rev. Dr. Frederick Jerome Streets
Frederick (Jerry) Streets served as the Yale University chaplain and senior pastor of the Church of Christ in Yale. He is a member of the founding faculty of the Harvard Program in Refugee Trauma, which offers a Global Master’s Certificate training program for people from across the medical and mental health fields who are assisting those around the world who have been traumatized by war and natural disasters. Additionally, he was a Senior Fulbright Scholar at the University of Pretoria in South Africa, where he taught in the Department of Practical Theology and explored the intersection of religious, social welfare and medical institutional outreach services to those infected and affected by HIV and AIDS. He is a chaplain-in-residence at the annual Samuel De Witt Proctor Institute for Child Advocacy Ministry of the Children’s Defense Fund, where he offers daily meditations and facilities discussions on the needs of children and offers pastoral support to participants. A native of Chicago, he has been nurtured by several faith traditions, including the Progressive Baptists, American Baptists, Roman Catholic Church and the United Church of Christ. He serves as senior pastor of the historic Dixwell Avenue Congregational United Church of Christ in New Haven, Connecticut, a multicultural church, founded in 1820, and the oldest African American congregational church in the world.