Moral Injury

About Moral Injury

‘Moral Injury’ is a term used to describe a syndrome of shame, self-handicapping, anger, and demoralization that occurs when deeply held beliefs and expectations about moral and ethical conduct are transgressed. It is distinct from a life threat as it is also not inherently fear-based; rather, during war, moral injury can arise from killing, perpetration of violence, betrayals of trust in leaders, witnessing depraved behavior, or failing to prevent serious unethical acts.
–B. Litz, et. al., Adaptive Disclosure: A New Treatment for Military Trauma, Loss, and                      Moral Injury, p. 21

Soul Repair Center at Brite Divinity School

Trauma Focuses on Crucifixion and Not Resurrection

  • Ritual
  • Lamentation
  • Holistic Acts and Activities
  • Spiritual Practices
  • Service to Others
  • Telling the Story
  • Sleep

“The truth of human freedom lies in the love that breaks down barriers” Jurgen Moltmann

*** Special Thanks To Dr. Rita Nakashima Brock For Her Work, Resources, Guidance and Encouragement.