2021 Spiritual Colloquium

We apologize, but this year's Spiritual Colloquium scheduled for May 19, 2021 has unfortunately been cancelled.

However VOACC will continue to host our series of virtual discussions entitled Healing Conversations. During these monthly Zoom conversations, you will have the opportunity to engage with an informed guest speaker and others in a discussion of a variety of topics. 

To register for our Healing Conversations, please follow the links below.
To receive updates on our Healing Conversations, join our mailing list.

Social Justice

Watch the recording of our September conversation.

VIEW THE RECORDING

Systemic Racism

Watch the recording of our October conversation.

VIEW THE RECORDING

Repentance & Forgiveness

Watch the recording of our November conversation.

VIEW THE RECORDING

One Body & Unity of Purpose

Thursday, January 28th, 7:00pm - 8:30pm

view the recording

Toward A Beloved Community

Thursday, February 25th, 7:00pm - 8:30pm

view the recording

Justice & Our Spiritual Growth

Thursday, March 25th, 7:00pm - 8:30pm

VIEW THE RECORDING

Moral Injury Consequences

Thursday, April 29th, 7:00pm - 8:30pm

REGISTER

WHAT IS MORAL INJURY?

Moral Injury is a relatively recent term used to describe a crisis that soldiers have faced for centuries, the internal suffering that results from breaking your own moral code. It's a wound of the conscience, and it's not just military members who struggle. Anyone can experience Moral Injury. To learn more visit www.voa.org/moral-injury-center.

SPIRITUAL DEVELOPMENT COALITION

For those who want to become actively engaged in addressing issues that impact our communities, we invite you to join our Spiritual Development Coalition. By joining the coalition, you will have the opportunity to collaborate with others in the community to specifically address the following topics and devise solutions – education, youth & culture, moral injury, housing, social justice, and mental health & wellness. 

Coalition meetings are convened on a quarterly basis by the following staff of Volunteers of America Chesapeake & Carolinas:

  • Education – Lionel Gloster
  • Youth and Culture – Patricia Bunting
  • Moral Injury – Richard Bontz
  • Housing – Charles and Sandra Wilson
  • Social Justice – George Lino and Davina Alston
  • Mental Health – Reginald and Jana Berhow

COALITION MEETING NOTES

October 31, 2019- Spiritual Development Coalition Meeting Notes

June 26, 2019 - Highlights of First Spiritual Development Coalition Meeting

May 22, 2019 - 2019 Spiritual Development Colloquium General Observation Report

Summary of 2019 Spiritual Development Colloquium Work Group Reports

MORAL INJURY TRAININGS

Learn best practices and gain experience in addressing moral injury by taking advantage of these upcoming Moral Injury Trainings:

  • March 24th - Columbia Baptist Fellowship Church, 5885 Robert Oliver Pl, Columbia, MD 21045. Time: TBA