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How do Unitarian Universalists mourn?

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How do Unitarian Universalists mourn?

We do not aim for erasing people’s pain—only for making it so that they do not face it by themselves.

Liz James | 9/1/2020

Loss, poetry, and the ballast of faith

Spirit

Loss, poetry, and the ballast of faith

My UU faith—and my parents’ lived examples—informed my thinking about living and dying, sustaining and influencing me more than I realized.

Kathryn Hamilton Warren | 5/11/2020 | Spring 2020

A flower grew

Spirit

A flower grew

What my young daughter taught me about the meaning of death.

Carl Johnson | 2/11/2019 | Winter 2018

Light of trees

Spirit

Light of trees

shadows of clouds / hurrying to some reunion

Karen Holman | 11/1/2018 | Winter 2018

What we want at the end

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What we want at the end

Talking about how we hope to die can help avoid needless suffering for our loved ones as well as for ourselves.

Kris Willcox | 10/15/2018 | Fall 2018

Visiting our First Source at the hospital

Spirit

Visiting our First Source at the hospital

Megan has a terminal illness. Ralph has to make a huge decision. I plunge into their spiritual and religious landscapes. I do not see spirituality as disappearing, but as being present everywhere.

Ali Jablonsky | 6/18/2018 | Summer 2018

Schrödinger’s father

Spirit

Schrödinger’s father

The impending death of a loved one often leaves us sitting in a between-state.

Kenneth Sutton | 3/26/2018 | Spring 2018

Making a gift for the future

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Making a gift for the future

The UUA has resources to help organize a planned giving program in your congregation.

Michael Hart | 2/15/2017 | Spring 2017

After a dying dad

Spirit

After a dying dad

‘Old life recomposes into new life, and we are not separate from this grand, inclusive, regenerative scheme.’

Jaco ten Hove | 12/26/2016 | Winter 2016

Mount Auburn Cemetery, a Unitarian Universalist Valhalla

Spiritual landmarks

Mount Auburn Cemetery, a Unitarian Universalist Valhalla

Visit famous UUs at America’s first garden cemetery.

Stephen Anable | 4/18/2016 | Spring 2016

Death and dying curriculum

Choice at the end

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Choice at the end

In Oregon, terminally ill people have the right to seek a prescription to end their lives—thanks in large part to Unitarian Universalists.

Elaine McArdle | 4/25/2016 | Spring 2016

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