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Rev. Dr. Rita Nakashima Brock

Rev. Dr. Rita Nakashima Brock is Research Professor of Theology and Culture and Founding Co-Director of the Soul Repair Center at Brite Divinity School. A noted theologian, she has lectured all over the world. As Co-Founder of the Soul Repair Center, Dr. Brock has become an internationally recognized expert on the emerging study of moral injury and recovery. She is a commissioned minister of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and has served in a number of prominent denominational leadership positions, including the General Board and Administrative Committee, as well as being the first chair of the Common Global Ministries Board of the Christian Church and the United Church of Christ. Her book, co-authored with Rebecca Ann Parker, Saving Paradise: How Christianity Traded Love of This World for Crucifixion and Empire, was a finalist for an American Academy of Religion Award in reflective, constructive theological studies, and Publisher’s Weekly selected it as a best book in religion in 2008. In December 2008, she and Dr. Gabriella Lettini began work on the Truth Commission on Conscience in War (www.conscienceinwar.org), which, in November 2010, recommended extensive public education on moral injury. In response, she and Dr. Lettini co-authored Soul Repair: Recovery from Moral Injury after War (Beacon, 2012).


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