The Organization for Faith and Community is organized to promote scientific research and the dissemination of information about the role faith plays in human wellbeing. Faith and Community is an interfaith collaboration between faith communities and Stephen F. Austin State University's Center For a Livable World. The organization will host its third conference on Friday, November 8, 2013.
The goal for the conference will be to bring educators, social scientists, health and social service professionals, pastors, public officials, civic leaders, and researchers together to explore faith, well-being, and trauma. The conference leaders will examine methods to care for and understand the experience of those who have lived through traumatic events and how issues of faith and/or one's conception of God relate to the experience of and recovery from trauma. Special interests will be the Trauma from Abuse (physical, sexual, &/or emotional); the Trauma of War (veterans and their families); & Cultural Trauma (generational poverty, the legacy of slavery and racism, the American Indian experience)."
Faith & Trauma: Light in Darkness Links
Living and Dying at Murray Manor by Jay Gubrium
Exposed by Shannon M. Deitz
Reverse Mentoring by Dr. Jim Towns
Dark Nights of the Soul: A Guide to Finding Your Way Through Life's Ordeals by Thomas Moore
Trauma and Recovery by Judith Herman
Keeping the Faith: Guidance for Christian Women Facing Abuse by Rev. Dr. Marie Fortune
Sexual Violence: The Sin Revisited by Rev. Dr. Marie Fortune
Is Nothing Sacred by Rev. Dr. Marie Fortune
Spirit and Trauma: A Theology of Remaining by Shelly Rambo
Trauma and Grace: Theology in a Ruptured World by Serene Jones
We Were the Least of These: Reading the Bible with Survivors of Sexual Abuse by Elaine A. Heath
Around the World My Way by Lucille LaPointe DeWitt