Soul Repair: Episode 1

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What is Moral Injury?

What makes love possible and sustainable when we face shattering loss, horror, betrayal, and brokenness? In this episode, we begin our exploration into moral injury as rooted in human goodness. Experts in religion and philosophy join hosts Rita and Susan to consider what makes moral injury so crucial for today’s spiritual leaders to understand and what we can learn about the repair of souls on the journey through the worst challenges we face in life.


Dr. Aristotle Papanikolau, Professsor of Theology and Co-Founder and Co-Director
of the Orthodox Christian Studies Center at Fordham University

Rev. Dr. Brian Powers, U.S. Air Force veteran and Assistant Professor, Vann Fellow
in Christianity and the Armed Forces, and Executive Director of the International
Centre for Moral Injury at Durham University, UK

Rabbi Nancy Wiener, Founding Director of the Jacob and Hilda Blaustein Center for
Pastoral Counseling; Dr. Paul and Trudy Steinberg Distinguished Professor in
Human Relations at Hebrew Union College and Jewish Institute of Religion

Dr. Joseph Wiinikka-Lydon, Senior Research Analyst, The Intelligence Project,
Southern Poverty Law Center and former Lecturer in Religion and Assistant
Director, Center for Principled Problem Solving and Excellence in Teaching at
Guilford College

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