Statement on Boston Marathon Bombings
The Interfaith Conference of Greater Milwaukee strongly condemns the Boston Marathon bombings and is grateful to law enforcement officials for their identification and pursuit of the suspects. While the suspects' motives have not yet been established, it is clear that their actions violate fundamental teachings of all faiths, including Islam, regarding the sanctity of life. Terrorist attacks against innocent civilians cannot be justified. When faced with a horrific violation of that deeply held principle, people of faith and good will need to stand together. We decry such violence and steadfastly oppose any efforts to use the acts of a few as justification for bigotry, racism or religious intolerance.
Alert: Trauma Conference Tuesday, May 21
(For clergy, counselors and other faith-based professionals
who assist people after traumatic events and experiences)
The Interfaith Conference, in consultation with the U.S. Justice Department’s Community Relations Service and Dr. Siddarth Ashvin Shah, has just received authorization to invite clergy, counselors and other faith-based professionals to a free presentation on trauma by Greenleaf Integrated Strategies this coming Tuesday, May 21.
After speaking with Dr. Shah about the potential for Interfaith people to attend, we believe that he will craft his morning presentation in a way that could be of significant value to both emergency personnel and faith-based professionals who assist people after traumatic experiences and events.
A ‘Do No Harm’ Approach to Clients
Staff Care for Law Enforcement, First Responders, and
Community Providers of Advocacy, Mediation and Healing
A presentation by Dr. Siddharth Ashvin Shah of
Greenleaf Integrative Strategies, Washington, D.C.
Adapting approaches to the psychology and physiology of trauma
Implementing more effective advocacy
Protecting traumatized individuals from further harm
Mitigating vicarious trauma with resiliency skills and self care
De-stigmatizing occupational hazards related to trauma
Empowering service providers
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Oak Creek Community Center
8580 S Howell Avenue
Oak Creek, Wisconsin 53154
Greenleaf is offering two separate three-hour sessions.
Please indicate which session(s) you plan to attend.
Morning Session: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Resiliency Techniques for Responding to Mass Tragedies,
Community Trauma, and Violence
Afternoon session: 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
“Mental Armoring”: Mitigating the Effects of Vicarious Trauma for Law Enforcement Officers, First Responders, and Mental Health Personnel
Who Respond to the Trauma of Others
You may attend one or both sessions.
Sessions are free of charge and open to the public.
To register, email: Justin.Lock@usdoj.gov or call 312-353-4356)
SAVE THE DATE
Join the interfaith community for the fourth annual Interfaith Day at Miller Park for an exciting 7:10 p.m. Brewers vs. Cardinals game on Monday, August 19, 2013. ALL faiths are welcome!
We have blocked out seats for this game and will make it as simple as possible for you to purchase tickets and be seated with your congregation, friends and family. Keep checking our website at www.interfaithconference.org for information on when and how to purchase tickets.
Until then, please SAVE THE DATE and plan to join us on Monday, August 19.