In Person

Crossing Borders: Community development and healing during the war in Ukraine

  • Breakout Session
  • Main Building ATCR 200/202
  • November 11 2023 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Edyta and Robert provide a first-person localized account of working with refugees and individuals touched by war and forced emigration due to the ongoing crisis of Russian aggression in Ukraine. They focus first on defining the new wartime reality and emotional state of individuals crossing the Polish border and then move on to discuss their physical, emotional, and spiritual needs originating in the crisis of war. (shock, identity loss, grief/guilt, and PTSD). Finally, they outline a tentative way forward, using examples from Proem Ministries response as a „movement towards hope and meaning” on many levels.