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.
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.
A flower grew
What my young daughter taught me about the meaning of death.
Light of trees
shadows of clouds / hurrying to some reunion
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.
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.
The impending death of a loved one often leaves us sitting in a between-state.
Making a gift for the future
The UUA has resources to help organize a planned giving program in your congregation.
After a dying dad
‘Old life recomposes into new life, and we are not separate from this grand, inclusive, regenerative scheme.’
Mount Auburn Cemetery, a Unitarian Universalist Valhalla
Visit famous UUs at America’s first garden cemetery.
Death and dying curriculum
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.