We are excited to announce our forthcoming In The Spirit of Things Conversation with Dr. Rita Brock from the Shay Moral Injury Center.
Rita Nakashima Brock, Rel.M., M.A., Ph.D. is Senior Vice President and Director of the Shay Moral Injury Center at Volunteers of America and a Commissioned Minister of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). An award-winning author, she is co-author of Soul Repair: Recovering from Moral Injury After War (2012), Saving Paradise: How Christianity Traded Love of This World for Crucifixion and Empire (2008), Proverbs of Ashes: Violence, Redemptive Suffering and the Search for What Saves Us (2001) and Casting Stones: Prostitution and Liberation in Asia and the United States (1996), and author of Journeys By Heart: A Christology of Erotic Power (1988).
Dr. Brock was a professor of religion and women’s studies for 18 years before becoming, in 1997, Director of the Bunting Institute at Radcliffe College, a program for distinguished women scientists, social scientists, scholars, writers, artists, and humanitarians.
A member of the strategic planning team that negotiated the 1999 merger of Radcliffe with Harvard, she then became Director of the Fellowship Program at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University. From 2001-2002, she was a fellow at the Harvard Divinity School Center for Values in Public Life, and from 2002-2012, she was a visiting scholar at the Starr King School for the Ministry at the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, CA. In 2012, she co-founded the Soul Repair Center, Brite Divinity School at TCU, and directed it until 2017.