These conversations and support materials address the most urgent issues of our time through compelling and revealing dialogue between some of the nation’s most respected faith leaders and change makers.
Upcoming Town Halls
More event announcements coming soon.
Past Town Halls
On October 27, 12pm ET this LIVE VIRTUAL EVENT went over tips and tools from Healing the Healers 3: Youth Mental Health, a new Award-winning video resource equipping faith leaders, youth pastors, chaplains, theological & chaplaincy educators, teachers and parents to support youth mental health and suicide prevention within faith communities. Attendees learned from innovative faith leaders, featured in the series, who are leading advocates for youth.
Survivors, faith leaders, DV advocates and those engaged with first responders talked candidly about how we better cooperate to identify and end violence in our homes and faith communities.
Domestic Violence and the Seminary Classroom:
Stories & Strategies for Teaching May 5, 2021 | 12:00 PM
In this special live event tailored specifically to the needs of seminary classrooms and chaplaincy training spaces, panelists shared trauma-informed teaching practices for navigating the complex issue of domestic violence, equipping leaders to respond to victims and survivors, even amidst the skyrocketing rates of violence during and after the pandemic.
In “Part Two” of our two-part series we spoke with faith leaders and change-makers about how we listen, learn and move forward in the face of deep national divisions. If dualistic “us-vs-them” thinking is a part of American democracy, we discussed how wisdom traditions and religious practices help expand our imaginations beyond binaries.
In a year when political extremism is compounded by concurrent pandemics we spoke with faith leaders and experts about how they are uniquely positioned to help heal and convene healthy dialogue. Many faith leaders face difficult choices about how to provide leadership and care amidst severe political polarization, often within their own communities.
In light of pandemic-related isolation conditions and the compounded chronic stress of 2020, we spoke with faith leaders and experts about the mental health of teens and young adults. With rising rates of suicide and mental health crises among our young people, it is more important than ever to address the care strategies every chaplain and congregational leader should know.
In this moment of social uprising and the compounding crises related to the global pandemic, many clergy and lay leaders are experiencing a pull to use pastoral skills in service to the wave of social change and constantly shifting needs. Movement Chaplaincy, the work of spiritual accompaniment to justice movements and their leaders, is an emerging vocation that brings care, healing, and resilience-building to our struggles for justice.
In light of the COVID -19 stay-at-home orders, we spoke with faith leaders and experts about pandemic-related isolation conditions that are impacting people experiencing, or at risk of experiencing, intimate partner and family violence, and how chaplains and congregational leaders can help.
In light of the COVID -19 pandemic, we spoke with faith leaders and experts from across the country about their experience in providing leadership, spiritual care and maintaining resilience in the wake of various communal traumas through which they have led their congregations and communities.
Preaching During Crisis:
Igniting Pastoral Imagination in the Face of Fatigue,
Injustice and Collective Trauma
We gathered preaching colleagues from across the country for a critical conversation on theological frames and homiletical strategies during these unprecedented and compounding crises: pandemic, racial injustice, economic fallout and escalating pastoral care needs.
We gathered chaplain colleagues from across the country working in various correctional contexts, including private / federal / state / county, men’s and women’s, juvenile / adult facilities for a critical conversation on providing care and hope during the pandemic.
We gathered over 600 chaplains, faith leaders and educators for a facilitated discussion with leading chaplains and pastoral theologians about the particular challenges facing those who provide spiritual care in health care settings and some of the solutions for moral dilemmas facing spiritual caregivers.