Duke Divinity School is hosting Pastoral Care in Times of Division, a webinar led by Dr. Jan Holton, as part of the 2021 Convocation and Pastors' School. Join us for a session exploring providing pastoral care in the midst of a divided society. The webinar is free and open to the public, but registration is requried.
Dr. Jan Holton is an associate professor of the practice of pastoral theology and care at Duke Divinity School. Her work focuses on the psychodynamic implications of trauma and forced displacement, the intercultural dynamics within traditional pastoral care, and pastoral care to marginalized populations. She most recently served on the extension ministry with Integrated Refugee and Immigrant Services in New Haven, Conn., and also was a member of the faculty at Yale Divinity School from 2006 to 2015. In her latest book, Longing for Home (Yale University Press, 2016), Holton examines the psychological, social, and theological impact of forced displacement on communities in the Congo and South Sudan and on indigenous Batwa tribespersons in Uganda, as well as on homeless U.S. citizens and on U.S. soldiers returning from the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. She also is an ordained elder in the Virginia Conference of the United Methodist Church.