News and Events

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Events 

2018 Disaster Ministry Conference

When: June 21-23, 2018

Where: Community Christian Church Naperville

The Disaster Ministry Conference equips church and lay leaders to serve amid disasters (e.g., natural disasters, refugee crises, mass shootings, acts of terrorism) domestically and internationally. The event features global leaders in disaster ministry, emergency management, humanitarian aid, public health, and mental health fields. Participants will gain new knowledge, skills, and networks for effectively enaging and responding to disasters and the justice issues that surround them.

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News

Humanitarian Disaster Institute Provides Disaster and Spiritual Emotional Care Training in Houston Following Hurricane Harvey

In the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, a team from Humanitarian Disaster Institute traveled to Houston to engage with local church leaders involved in recovery efforts and lead a Spiritual First Aid training for responders. Learn more>

 

Humanitarian Disaster Institute launches new master's program in Humanitarian & Disaster Leadership

We are thrilled to announce the official launch of our new master's program, the MA in Humanitarian & Disaster Leadership at Wheaton College Graduate School! Set to begin classes in June 2018, this will be the first graduate program in the country to emphasize both humanitarian and disaster preparation grounded in an evangelical and faith-driven leadership. Learn more>

 

Wheaton College’s Humanitarian Disaster Institute Awarded $1.9 Million John Templeton Foundation Grant

Wheaton College’s Humanitarian Disaster Institute (HDI) launched a $2.4 million research project, supported by a $1.9 million grant from the John Templeton Foundation, to explore how adversity fosters human resilience and growth. Learn more>