The Healing the Healers series of documentaries on the interfaith response to the shootings in Newtown, CT, are an invaluable resource in theological education. They delve into the lived experience of clergy on the ground, in a respectful, compelling, and informative way, which enables the future clergy to learn from those who have walked this path before. This window into the valley of the shadow of death is a sacred witness to both the pain and grace of being at the site of a disaster. Thank you, Odyssey, this is a resource I cannot recommend enough.
This project is an exceptional resource for caregivers, faith communities, and theological education, and is long overdue. It provides deep insight into the pain incurred by pastors as they endeavor to care for the broken and wounded. This documentary gives pastors permission to hurt, cry, and seek healing for themselves.
The conversation is touching, very real, intimate and offers the honest feelings of local clergy after a disaster. I think the presentation was enhanced by [the] short videos. I can see these videos in Seminary Power Points, Clergy support groups, counseling centers, disaster response, FEMA and clinical education.
This series is phenomenal! Thank you for making it possible for us to hear these stories (and raw emotion) that we wouldn’t otherwise have access to.
I really appreciated this resource in my training as a Pastor. And I appreciated the hope this series provided.
It really hit me when the Pastor said, “We have to be brave enough to show we break, too.”