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.
How might a Unitarian Universalist ritual of lament help when you are driven to cry out?
A pastoral letter to Black UUs
How is it with your spirit today? Today, my spirit is struck by grief.
The art of living through a pandemic
During the AIDS era, the saving presence of art in my life enabled me both to grieve full time and to serve as a minister full time.
In praise of praise
Yes, even now, / when so much is struggle: / Praise bodies that sweat and tremble
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.
Soul Box project sends message about gun violence
Origami boxes memorialize people killed by guns.
In tragic times, we come together in strength and love.
A flower grew
What my young daughter taught me about the meaning of death.
Light of trees
shadows of clouds / hurrying to some reunion
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.
Book to note: ‘The Lively Place’
A fascinating look at the history of Mount Auburn Cemetery.