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Media Roundup: Pandemic Memorials, Promoting Diversity, Grants for Community Service

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Media Roundup: Pandemic Memorials, Promoting Diversity, Grants for Community Service

Unitarian Universalist congregations in the news.

Staff Writer 5/1/2021 Spring 2021

How do Unitarian Universalists mourn?

Life

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

Recognizing lament

Ideas

Recognizing lament

How might a Unitarian Universalist ritual of lament help when you are driven to cry out?

Myriam Renaud 9/1/2020

A pastoral letter to Black UUs

Spirit

A pastoral letter to Black UUs

How is it with your spirit today? Today, my spirit is struck by grief.

Lauren Smith 6/4/2020

In praise of praise

Life

In praise of praise

Yes, even now, / when so much is struggle: / Praise bodies that sweat and tremble

Sean Parker Dennison 6/1/2020

The art of living through a pandemic

Feature

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.

Mark L. Belletini 6/1/2020

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

Soul Box project sends message about gun violence

Life

Soul Box project sends message about gun violence

Origami boxes memorialize people killed by guns.

Elaine McArdle 3/1/2020 Spring 2020

Braiding garlic

Spirit

Braiding garlic

In tragic times, we come together in strength and love.

Paige Grant 12/9/2019 Winter 2019

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

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

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