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Healing Unhealed History


In partnership, Bay Center for Spiritual Development and Interracial Converstions Group of Northumberland, invite you to join us for a day to explore how "Unhealed History" manifests itself in our personal and cultural lives. Enjoy lunch together and learn some techniques in "healing History". It promises to be a day of deep learning and community building!

WHEN: Saturday, October 21, 2017


WHERE: Shiloh Baptist Church Help Center, Burgess, VA

LED BY: The Rev. Benjamin P. Campbell and Elnora Allen

The Rev. Benjamin P. Campbell is the author of Richmond’s Unhealed History, published in 2012. This history book examines the contradictions and crises that have formed the city of Richmond, VA over more then four decades. He recently retired as Pastoral Director of Richmond Hill, an ecumenical Christian community and retreat center on Church Hill in Richmond. He is co-founder of the Micah Association, which links more than 100 faith communities to

twenty-five inner city elementary schools in Richmond, and of the Armstrong Leadership Program and of the Armstrong Freshman Academy, involving more than 100 students, in Richmond’s inner city Armstrong High School. He is also a member of the Richmond Slave Trail Commission and the Richmond Public Schools Foundation.

Ben studied political science and political economy at Williams College in Massachusetts, and theology as a Rhodes Scholar at the Queen's College in Oxford. He received a Master’s in Divinity and an honorary Doctorate in Divinity from the Virginia Theological Seminary in Alexandria. He was ordained to the priesthood of the Episcopal Church in 1966 and moved to Richmond in 1970, where he has lived ever since.

Elnora Allen is a native of Richmond, Virginia and has spent more than thirty years as a physical therapist assisting in the healing and recovery of people suffering from various health and physical conditions. Her passion and vocation is healing history through bringing individuals into a closer

relationship with their Higher Power, accompanying individuals and communities in transition, and reconciliation of polarized communities through honest conversations. Elnora is an adjunct Spiritual Director at Richmond Hill, a change agent, skilled facilitator, trainer, national and international speaker.

Elnora received her BS and MS in physical therapy from VCU-MCV; is a graduate of the Ruah, School of Spiritual Guidance and received instruction from the SOZO School of Healing Prayer at Richmond Hill. In addition to extensive independent study, she has completed a residential course of study at Pendle Hill, a Quaker Study Center grounded in the faith, practices, and testimonies rooted in the unifying experience of divine guidance, located in Wallingford, Pennsylvania.

Suggested Donation: $20 (Scholarships Available)

Please register online at or call 804-436-3191

Registration Deadline: October 17


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