Gun Violence: Caring for Victims, the Community and Ourselves



Date(s) - 02/03/2018
8:00 am - 11:45 am

Eden Seminary’s Walker Leadership Institute is hosting a seminar, “Gun Violence: Caring for Victims, the Community and Ourselves,” for students, faculty and alumni on Saturday on February 3 from 8:00 – 11:45 AM in Room 101 in Press Hall on the Eden Campus. A Continental breakfast is provided.

The seminar will include presentations on:
• the church’s response to gun violence;
• psychological first aid for gun violence victims and the survivors of suicide;
• the impact of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and anticipatory mourning in “at risk” communities; and
• forgiveness and reconciliation in the context of traumatic loss.

Speakers will include:
• Barry A. Hong, Ph.D., Vice Chair and Professor of Psychiatry at Washington University School of Medicine, Psychologist-in-Chief at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and an ELCA clergyperson;
• The Very Rev. Kathie Adams-Shepherd, Provost of Christ Church Cathedral in St. Louis and former Rector of Trinity Episcopal Church in Newtown, Connecticut at the time of the massacre of students and teachers at Sandy Hook Elementary School in 2012; and
• The Rev. Marc D. Smith, Ph.D., Bishop’s Deputy for Gun Violence Prevention in the Episcopal Diocese of Missouri, and Priest Associate at the Episcopal Church of the Holy Communion in University City.

Click here to read the event agenda.

There is no registration fee but we do ask that you RSVP to [email protected] or call 314-918-2628 by January 31, at noon. This will help us in our planning for food and for set-up of the space.