IAFR Kakuma

Field notes, stories, perspectives and updates related to our ministry in Kakuma Refugee Camp, Kenya

Theology and Trauma Care

March 5, 2018

Prof. George Kalantzis begins a morning of theological training

We spent the day going deep into theological and trauma care training with 8 refugee church leaders.

Pastors intently considering the contextual meaning of Scriptures

It was impressive to see how hungry, open and honest these pastors were as we wrestled with handling Scripture with wisdom, taking its historical context into account.

An Ethiopian pastor with the text book “Heresies and How to Avoid Them” provided by Professor Kalantzis

After a tasty lunch break of injera (Ethiopian food) and freshly roasted and pounded coffee, we returned for an afternoon of training on walking with people who are suffering from unresolved trauma.

A Turkana pastor shares stories of trauma with Jenny Hwang (Humanitarian Disaster Institute)
Jenny Hwang (Humanitarian Disaster Institute) listens as pastors unpack stories of trauma

-Tom Albinson

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About IAFR in Kakuma

IAFR has been serving people in Kakuma refugee camp since 2010. 250,000 people (mostly women and children) have found temporary refuge here from war, persecution and gross violations of human rights.

We visit Kakuma 2 times annually, during which time this blog is most active.

Visit the Kakuma page on the IAFR.org website to learn more!

Our Partners

We partner with United Refugee and Host Churches (URHC) - a refugee initiated association of over 160 churches from within the camp and surrounding host community.

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