Holy Shenanigans

Faith in Harm Reduction with Rev. Erica Poellot

August 29, 2023 Tara Lamont Eastman Episode 149
Holy Shenanigans
Faith in Harm Reduction with Rev. Erica Poellot
Show Notes

In honor and remembrance of International Overdose Awareness Day, on August 31, 2023 this week's episode focuses on,  "Faith In Harm Reduction " with special guest Rev. Erica M. Poellot, MSW, MDiv. 

Rev. Erica M. Poellot, serves as the Minister of Harm Reduction and Overdose Prevention Ministries for the National United Church of Christ and Executive Director of Faith in Harm Reduction.

As a faith leader engaged in a long term healing process from substance use disorder, Erica founded `Faith in Harm Reduction' to co-create a justice movement which connects people who use drugs, their loved ones, and communities of faith through the development of harm reduction centered spiritual resources, ritual support, and spiritual care.

With joint MDiv/MSW degrees from Union Theological Seminary and Columbia University in NYC, Erica is based at Judson Memorial Church in NYC. Erica also serves on the Board of Directors for Safehouse and the Peer Network of New York (NYS Union of People Who Use Drugs).

Find Faith and Harm Reduction Resources at:
* Faithful Advocacy for Intersectional and Transformational Healing in Harm Reduction Resolution
* Spirit of Harm Reduction Tool Kit
* https://generalsynod.org/wp-content/uploads/2023/03/F.-Harm-Reduction.pdf

Tara invites you to join her online discussion group this Lent. You'll be discussing the book A Different Kind of Fast: Feeding Our True Hungers in Lent by Christine Valters Paintner.

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