Soul Repair Center


Fort Worth, Texas


The Soul Repair Center at Brite Divinity School was established in 2012 to research and better understand recovery from the extreme distress that results from moral injury.

Moral injury is a complex wound of the soul. It results from empathy and self-reflection on moral values in the wake of morally ambiguous, extreme conditions. In making choices in life-threatening situations that pose ethical quandaries, especially, for example, in war, people may feel they failed or made the wrong choice. They may have to kill or violate rules of engagement, but they may also witness death, fail to prevent harm, or feel guilty about surviving. Unresolved traumatic grief or feeling betrayed by persons in authority can also be precipitating factors.

The Center educates the public — such as religious and non-profit communities, employers, educators, and medical care-givers — about the ways we can enable the return to ordinary life of those who experience moral injury.


This site will host one intern. This internship will primarily help in the planning of a major national conference on moral injury, to be held in October 2015. This will include assisting in the creation of promotional material, conference materials, and outreach via email and telephone to raise awareness about the event. There may also be opportunities to assist with website updates, minor proof-reading/editing, digital organization, media outreach, and other administrative tasks.


Eight weeks, from June 8 to July 31, with some flexibility. 25 to 40 hours per week.

Site-Specific Qualifications

Preference will be given to applicants with administrative skills, familiarity with document creation/editing, and experience with email and telephone outreach.


[hidden]Interns are eligible for a stipend of up to $125 per week from UUCSJ to assist with food and incidentals, in addition to up to $100 per month to assist with the cost of local public transit. In the event the intern is asked to work 40 hours, additional payment may be available.[/hidden]

Interns are eligible for housing. Housing will be in a dormitory or student apartment.

Interns are responsible for travel to and from the host city.

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Heather Vickery is responsible for developing and maintaining relationships with UU congregations, State Action Networks, past UU College of Social Justice (UUCSJ) program participants, and regional staff in order to expand engagement in UUSC and UUCSJ’s work. As the Coordinator for Congregational Activism, she manages the workshop offerings and group visits to the UUSC/UUCSJ office and assists with communications for the Activism and Justice Education Team. Heather is an active member of the Boston Immigration Justice Accompaniment Network and a dedicated dog-mom to her rescue puppy Nova.

Heather may be contacted at and 617-301-4303