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Duke Divinity School
memo: After the Yellow Ribbon

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Duke Divinity School
Box 90966
Durham, NC 27708-0966

Schedule

*This event was held in 2011, but you can download Plenaries, Break-Out Sessions, and other recordings from Milites Christi for FREE on iTunesU; http://itunes.apple.com/us/itunes-u/milites-christi/id477245098

Friday, November 11

8:00am Morning Prayer. Service of Word and Table. A brand new icon of St. Martin of Tours, written by Roman Catholic iconographer Fr. William Hart McNichols, will be unveiled. Dr. Jo Bailey Wells, Celebrant. Goodson Chapel. Open to the public.

6:30pm Keynote Address:”Making Sense of the Beauty and Tragedy of a Combat Deployment” Lt. Col. Peter Kilner, Army officer, Academy Professor, and Director of the Center for the Advancement of Leader Development and Organizational Learning,  United States Military Academy at West Point. Goodson Chapel. Open to the public.

8:00pm Reception Open to the public.

 

Saturday, November 12

Registration costs for Saturday’s events are $10 for military service members and veterans, $10 for current students, and $35 for regular registration.

9:00am, Goodson Chapel - Welcome and “Exploring the Moral Landscape: Military, Theological, and Academic Intersections”   A panel discussion featuring:

11:00am Morning Workshops

  • 0016 WestbrookLt. Col. Pete Kilner, ethicist, United States Military Academy at West Point – “A Moral Justification for Killing Enemy Combatants in War
  • 0014 Westbrook, Logan Mehl-Laituri, student, veteran, author – “Writing, Reflection, & Narrative
  • York Reading Room, Dr. J. Warren Smith, Associate Professor of Historical Theology at Duke Divinity School – “Redemption & PTSD
  • Alumni Memorial Common Room, VA Chaplains Bill Cantrell and John Oliver – “Caring for Veteran’s After War
  • 042 LangfordShenandoah Nieuwsma, Ph.D Candidate Religious Studies, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill – “Wounded Bodies, Wounded Souls: Spiritual Fitness in the Modern Military
  • 0041 Langford, Rev. Shirley King and Patricia Harris, Women Veterans Support Services
  • 021 Gray, co-coordinators of the Divinity School Women’s Center – Conversation space on the particularities of military service and trauma by and for women (open and on-going)

12:00, Divinity School Refectory, Lunch (provided)

1:30pm, Goodson Chapel -Mapping the Moral Landscape: Discovering Resources for Recovery,” a panel discussion featuring:

  • Gen. Stephen N. Xenakis, retired Army Brigadier General and practicing psychiatrist
  • David Miller, DMin, Associate Professor of Missional Leadership Development, Associated Mennonite Biblical Seminary
  • Peter Bowen, President of Servite High School

3:30pm Afternoon Workshops

  • 0016 WestbrookDerek Webb, performing artist and activist – “Music, Theology, & Conscience
  • 0014 Westbrook, Col. Ch. Herman Keizer (Army, retired)  – “Moral Injury & Soul Repair; Report from the 2010 Truth Commission on Conscience in War
  • York Reading RoomDr. William Portier, Mary Ann Spearin Chair of Catholic Theology at the University of Dayton – “Healing ‘Heartfelt Grief’ Through Liturgy?  Problems and Possibilities
  • Alumni Memorial Common RoomDr. Harold Kudler, Associate Clinical Professor at Duke University – “Building DoD/VA/State and Community Partnerships:  A Public Health Approach to the Mental Health Needs of Service Members, Veterans and their Families
  • 042 LangfordMaj. Ken Walden, author and pastor, Lakewood Methodist Church, Air Force Reserve – “Helping Military Families in our Community Adapt to Pre-Deployments, Deployments, and Post-Deployments
  • 0041 Langford, Rev. Shirley King and Patricia Harris, Women Veterans Support Services
  • 021 Gray, co-coordinators of the Divinity School Women’s Center – Conversation space on the particularities of military service and trauma by and for women (open and on-going)

4:30pm Adjournment

8:00pm, Trinity United Methodist ChurchDerek Webb concert, Downtown Durham.  Tickets are included in event registration or can be purchased separately. $10 adv./$15 door (doors open at 7:30)