WEBINAR: Sexual Assault in the Military: The Role of the Chaplain
Join us 6/20/13 - Recent news coverage of high profile cases of military sexual assault have highlighted both the dysfunction of reporting mechanisms within the institution and the sheer number of assaults that take place each year. In this one-hour webinar, Rev. Dr. Kristen Leslie, along with Rev. Dr. Marie Fortune, will explore the dynamics of sexual assault within the context of the military, with a particular focus on the role of military chaplains.
This webinar is sponsored by a grant from the Lutheran Community Foundation as part of their Ending Family Violence Initiative. It is free and open to the public.
About this Webinar
About our Presenters
REV. DR. KRISTEN LESLIE, an ordained United Methodist minister, is the Professor of Pastoral Theology and Care at Eden Theological Seminary. She received a B.A. from the College of Wooster (Ohio), an M.Div. from Yale Divinity School, and a Ph.D. in Pastoral Counseling from the Claremont School of Theology (California). She is the author of When Violence is No Stranger: Pastoral Counseling with Survivors of Acquaintance Rape (Fortress Press, 2003). From 2003- 2005, Kristen served as a consultant to the Chaplains at the United States Air Force Academy as they worked to provide appropriate care to survivors of sexualized violence. While doing this work, Kristen documented the growing problem of Christian proselytizing at the Academy and in the United States Military in general. In 2005, she testified in front of Congress on matters related to proselytizing in the U.S. Military.
|REV. DR. MARIE FORTUNE, a minister in the United Church of Christ, founded FaithTrust Institute in 1977. A graduate of Yale Divinity School, she is a pastor, educator, and author as well as a practicing ethicist and theologian. Her books include Keeping the Faith: Guidance for Christian Women Facing Abuse and Sexual Violence: The Sin Revisited.|