Bringing Bible-based Trauma Healing to Great Lakes Africa
Trauma care makes relief & development work more effective. Find out why.
Congratulations on the 2014 She's My Sister Tour!
Thanks to the cyclists, hosts and sponsors from this year’s tour, serving our sisters in Great Lakes Africa!
What is your part?
Do you know what God says about justice? Take a Journey into the Bible and discover what God will say to you.

About She's My Sister

She’s My Sister™ is a program from the Restoration Ministry Unit at American Bible Society. We serve Great Lakes Africa using the Bible-based trauma healing model of the Trauma Healing InstituteLearn more »

Featured Article

2014 GSI REPORT: ‘The Church in DRC has embraced Trauma Healing’

A three-year program assessment of She's My Sister by Global Scripture Impact finds that churches working together in Bible-based trauma healing have reached hundreds of thousands of hurting people.

What is it?

She’s My Sister brings Bible-based trauma healing to victims of war and violence in the Great Lakes region of Africa. By equipping local churches with practical resources and training in trauma healing, this program of American Bible Society helps children, women and men find hope and new life after experiencing injustice.

Why should I care?

In Isaiah 1:17, God tells his people, “See that justice is done—help those who are oppressed, give orphans their rights, and defend widows.” Why does God say that? Because justice is part of God’s character. And he calls us to work for justice in the world around us.


Downloadable PDFs

Ministry Update, Summer 2014
Ministry Update, Spring 2014
Photo collection: Faces of Healing from Great Lakes Africa
2010–13 Full Program Impact Report
‘He Has Sent Me’ Scripture Journey / Devotional

Quick Links

War’s overlooked victims
“War’s overlooked victims: Rape is horrifyingly widespread in conflicts all around the world.” The Economist, January 13, 2011.
On the Ground
“On the Ground” the human rights blog of Nicholas D. Kristof at the New York Times

Get Involved

You can help restore hope for your sisters by completing these steps.


Give to the cause of trauma healing in the Great Lakes region of Africa.


Learn about the Bible's call for justice and healing. Share it with your church, small group, community and school


Mobilize others to join in supporting trauma healing by participating in the 2014 Bike Tour or holding your own event—like a bake sale, a 5K, or another bike tour.