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Dr. Ruth H. Bersin

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Executive Director

Phone: (781) ***-****  HQ Phone
Local Address: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Refugee Immigration Ministry
142 Pleasant Street
Malden , Massachusetts 02148
United States

Company Description: RIM is an interfaith, community-based organization that was founded in 1986. RIM's programs reflect the mission: "Building Community with Uprooted People to Serve...   more
Background

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations

Education

  • B.S. , Education
    Indiana University
  • Master of Divinity
    Yale Divinity School
  • PhD , Pastoral Psychotherapy
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Web References
Association for Refugee Service Professionals
www.refugeeprofessionals.org, 5 Jan 2015 [cached]
Ruth Bersin The Rev. Ruth H. Bersin, M.A.R., M.Div., D. Min, Ph.D. is an Episcopal Priest with experience as a teacher and in the business world. She has extensive experience in immigration issues. She has worked in the nonprofit sector since 1975 and is a Certified Fund Raising Executive with extensive experience in marketing and fund raising. She is currently the Executive Director of Refugee Immigration Ministry in Boston. She was Executive Director for English Life Line from 1989-1992 and served as a Civilian clergy person on the Yokosuka Navy Base at that time. Dr. Bersin is a clinical member of American Association of Pastoral Counselors and a Certified Fund Raising Executive. She has training as a chaplain in a reform school, in a medical center and she received a trauma certificate from the Trauma Center in Brookline. In addition, she received specialized training for police chaplaincy in 1996 following her work as Team Leader for the National Organization of Victim Assistance in response to the Oklahoma City bombing. She has provided training for volunteer chaplains for detention centers across the country. In collaboration with the Massachusetts Office for Refugees and Immigrants she organized a conference for Refugee Service Providers. She is serving on the National Association for Refugee Service Professionals and on the National Advisory Committee for Episcopal Migration Ministries. Dr. Bersin has written on Spirituality in the Recovery Process after Traumatic Experience and has given papers on the subject to numerous conferences including the Episcopal East Coast Military Chaplains Conference, Association of Trauma Stress Specialists, and American Association of Pastoral Counselors. She has published an article: "Healing Traumatic Memories: A Spiritual Journey. in Theological Literacy for the 21st Century , Eerdmans, 2002 and "Life Beyond the Gates. in The Antoich Agenda, Andover Newton Theological School and The Boston Theological Institute, New Delhi, 2007. Her dissertation topic: "Community-based Resettlement: Refugees, Asylum Seekers and Asylees Rebuild Their Lives with the Help of Congregations and Community."
The Boston Theological Institute | Staff and Program Coordinators
www.bostontheological.org, 15 Dec 2007 [cached]
Ruth Bersin, Director, Refugee Immigration Ministry
Dr. Ruth Bersin, ...
www.indianewengland.com, 1 Sept 2014 [cached]
Dr. Ruth Bersin, RIM's Executive Director, in her opening speech thanked each of the various groups that participated in the interfaith effort.
"People are coming seeking asylum from all over the world. We need groups that represent different parts of the world," Bersin said.
She made reference to the community outreach program in terms of •clusters' that, "are made up of representatives from several congregations in a given community that agree to work on a cooperative, interfaith process that offers clients community-based support. Participating congregations include: Lutheran, Episcopal, United Presbyterian, United Methodist, American Baptist, Roman Catholic, United Church of Christ, Unitarian, Ba'hai, Jewish, Buddhist, Sikh, Hindu, Muslim and the Society of Friends."
Dr. Bersin received her B.S. in Education from Indiana University, an M. A. in Religion from Colgate Rochester Divinity School, Master of Divinity from Yale Divinity School and a D. Min. from the Graduate Theological Foundation. She received her PhD in Pastoral Psychotherapy - enough credentials to lead RIM in the right direction.
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Dr. Khalid Sadozai, the President of the Islamic Society of Greater Worcester (ISGW) along with executive committee and board members; Dr. Saleem Khanani and Mohammad Ilyas met with Dr. Ruth Bersin some three and a half years ago.
Meet Our Staff | New England Pastoral Institute
www.nepastoral.org, 22 Oct 2014 [cached]
Ruth Bersin
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Ruth Bersin
Ruth Bersin, M.Div., D.Min., PhD, is an Episcopal Priest, a member of American Association of Pastoral Counselors, the Association of Trauma Stress Specialists and a Pastoral Counselor at the New England Pastoral Institute. She is the Executive Director of Refugee Immigration Ministry in Boston. She has had chaplaincy training in a reform school, a medical center and specialized training for police chaplaincy. She has trained lay-chaplains for detention in numerous communities across the country. Dr. Bersin has done work on Spirituality in the Recovery Process after Traumatic Experience and has given papers on the subject to numerous conferences including the Episcopal East Coast Military Chaplains Conference, Association of Trauma Stress Specialists, and American Association of Pastoral Counselors.
Dr. Bersin has published an article: "Healing Traumatic Memories: A Spiritual Journey. in Theological Literacy for the 21st Century, Eerdmans, 2002, and in 2006 an article in The Antioch Agenda, "Life Beyond the Gates: Seeing Ourselves in the Other."
Meet Our Staff - Licensed Pastoral Psychotherapists
www.nepastoral.org, 28 June 2009 [cached]
Ruth Bersin, M.Div., D.Min.
Ruth Bersin , M.Div., D.Min is an Episcopal Priest, a member of American Association of Pastoral Counselors, the Association of Trauma Stress Specialists and a Pastoral Psychotherapist at the New England Pastoral Institute. She is the Executive Director of Refugee Immigration Ministry in Boston. She has had chaplaincy training in a reform school, a medical center and specialized training for police chaplaincy. She has trained lay-chaplains for detention in numerous communities across the country. Dr. Bersin has done work on Spirituality in the Recovery Process after Traumatic Experience and has given papers on the subject to numerous conferences including the Episcopal East Coast Military Chaplains Conference, Association of Trauma Stress Specialists, and American Association of Pastoral Counselors. She has published an article: "Healing Traumatic Memories: A Spiritual Journey. in Theological Literacy for the 21 st Century, Eerdmans, 2002 and in 2006 and article in The Antioch Agenda, "Life Beyond the Gates: Seeing Ourselves in the Other."
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