Rev. Janet Salbert (Grace UMC) recently completed the Shalem Spiritual Guidance Program. She offers her final paper, based upon Transforming Trauma, “in order to help others continue to be concerned when violence is unleashed, even in the face of  our compassion fatigue because of its prevalence.”

She begins:
After the violence in Ferguson, and then, Baltimore in 2015, the conflict and grief was palpable amongst every American community.   For me, the chaos in Baltimore felt too close, both in geographical location and in the relationship I have with first responders in my local community.  When neighborhoods are  …

 

Read the full text of Janet’s paper HERE.