Rita Nakashima Brock


Rita Nakashima Brock born Fukuoka, Kyushu, Japan April 29, 1950. American theologian; daughter of American soldier who served in Korean War. First Asian-American woman doctor of theology. Presided over Truth Commission on Conscience in War, 2010; founding co-director of Soul Repair Center at Brite Divinity School dealing with trauma of war, 2012. Opposed Iraq and Afghan wars.


Regardless of our personal positions on a war, a society that engaged in warfare must come to terms with its responsibilities for its effects and with its own moral injury.” (Huffington Post, Jan. 7, 2015; photo umcnic.org)