2022 Moral Injury Conference

A Conference at Washington National Cathedral in Washington, DC on January 11, 2022

For the Healing of the Nation: Understanding Moral Injury in the Wake of the Pandemic


This event will focus on the critical topic of moral injury that many are suffering in wake of the pandemic, including military veterans, healthcare workers, social workers, government officials, incarcerated people, chaplains, journalists, and people in social movements.

The keynote speaker will be RADM Margaret Kibben, USN ret., Chaplain of the US House of Representatives; RADM Kibben was in the Capitol on January 6th to support members of Congress evacuating the House Chamber. 

Featured speakers working on moral injury recovery in different professions and with different populations will share what they currently know, discuss what they can learn from each other, and assess what can be done to help a diverse country address moral injury in the context of the events of the past two years.

Speakers & Co-Moderators

  • Photo of Chaplain Margaret Grun Kibben

    Chaplain Margaret Grun Kibben – Keynote

    Chaplain of the U.S. House of Representatives

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  • Photo of the Rev. Canon Kelly Brown Douglas

    The Rev. Canon Kelly Brown Douglas – Co-Moderator

    Canon Theologian at Washington National Cathedral; Dean of Episcopal Divinity School and Bill and Judith Moyers Chair in Theology at Union Theological Seminary

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  • Photo of the Rev. Dr. Rita Nakashima Brock

    The Rev. Dr. Rita Nakashima Brock – Co-Moderator

    Senior Vice President and Director of the Shay Moral Injury Center at Volunteers of America

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Washington National Cathedral

3101 Wisconsin Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20016

More info: https://cathedral.org

Driving and Metro Directions & Parking Information: https://cathedral.org/visit-us/directions-parking/


As per CDC guidelines for large gatherings indoors:

All participants may be required to show either proof of vaccination or a COVID-negative test administered within 72 hours of Jan. 11, 2022. The conference will inform registrants of relevant protocols close to the event.

In the case that it is deemed unsafe to travel and/or gather in large groups by December 31, 2021, the conference will implement COVID contingencies, such as shifting to an all-virtual event. Pertinent details and processes, including partial or full refunds, will be shared with registrants closer to the event date.

For more information about the conference, please contact Kristine Chong, Program Administrator of the VOA Shay Moral Injury Center.
Phone: 562-455-6633
To confirm sponsorship, please contact Cristina Blough, Director of Corporate Partnerships & DEI.
Phone: 703-395-2791


Thank you to the incredible sponsors that make this Moral Injury Conference possible! In supporting the conference, you extend your current reach to touch the lives of essential service workers, the people they influence and serve, and their communities. Thank you for your commitment to our shared belief that no one is beyond help!