March 14, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
You are warmly invited to an exciting lecture that will be happening in Seminary Hall in the month of March:
The Moral Dimensions of Trauma
Wednesday, March 14th from 12:00 – 1:00 PM
Drew University Theological School
Seminary Hall, Room 101
Assistant Professor of Pastoral Theology
Chicago Theological Seminary
This lecture is open to all.
Light snacks will be provided.
While the medical terms and symptomologies of trauma are well documented,
the moral complexities that intertwine in many traumas are not adequately recognized and engaged.
This lecture will describe the emerging work on moral injury and moral stress, and
explore pathways toward recovery and restoration.
About Rev. Dr. Zachary Moon:
’s research interests include pastoral and practical theologies, trauma studies, theological education and pedagogies, and topics related to military service, post-deployment reentry and reintegration, and military moral stress. Moon
’s research currently focuses on the role of military chaplains and congregations in ministry with veterans and military families. Moon
was raised in the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) and is currently ordained in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). He has served as a chaplain in multiple contexts. He is author of Coming Home: Ministry tat Matters with Veterans and Military Families (
(Chalice Press, 2015). He participated in the 2015 A Broader Public: Writing for the Online Audience
with the editors of Religion Dispatches.
“Theology is a constructive task consequential to real persons, embodying real needs and gifts, challenged by real circumstances. Theology without urgency, responsibility, and humility can willingly and unwillingly perpetuate violence, dehumanization, and destruction. Those preparing for ministry should consider such a calling to be both sacred and dangerous, and critically important to the future of our world. A proliferating multitude of public spaces and discourses fraught with moral, religious, and spiritual significance demand our attention and engagement.”