This one-hour webinar will introduce clergy to the topic of moral injury through case-study learning. Participants will build capacity to remain with moral pain and utilize spiritual disciplines to tend wounds and promote growth.
Topics for discussion include: moral values, the relationship between moral emotions and moral behavior, moral disengagement and moral injury, the difference between PTSD and moral injury, the cost of killing, and spiritual disciplines to promote moral wellness and spiritual wholeness.
The instructor will provide relevant reading material and a case study interview which participants should read and hear prior to the webinar.
The Rev. Chris J. Antal is the Staff Chaplain at Soldier's Heart, in Troy, New York. He leads workshops that build the capacity of faith communities to address moral injury, foster post-traumatic growth, and promote restorative justice. Prior to that he served as a military chaplain in Afghanistan, where he established and led the Kandahar Crossroads Unitarian Universalist Fellowship. Rev. Antal is a member of the Unitarian Universalist Ministers Association and the National Association of Veteran's Affairs Chaplains.
Cost: $25 for UUMA Members/$35 for non-members. Proceeds from the workshop will support the non-profit Soldier's Heart organization, which does outreach to veterans and their families.