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Results for mourning

Wearing Black in Advent
Originally Posted: 12/19/2014 - 5:22pm | Type: Blog

The movement to wear black on December 14 came from several African-American denominations across the nation. Here in Wisconsin, Rev. Scott Anderson, Executive Director of the Wisconsin Council of Churches, jo ...

A Prayer for the Nation on the Event of Another Shooting
Originally Posted: 06/11/2014 - 7:56am | Type: Blog

Good and Gracious God, Yet again, our nation grieves. Yet again, the life of a child has been cut dreadfully short. Good and Gracious God, Yet again, our nation grieve ...

'We Will Never Forget You'
Originally Posted: 04/09/2014 - 8:23am | Type: Magazine Article

Brittany Shoot Public memorials, both ad hoc and formal, speak to what divides us—and what brings us together. ...

A Time to Mourn
Originally Posted: 07/21/2013 - 10:49am | Type: Blog

A corporate injustice has occurred and the last thing we should do as people of privilege is to try to shut down the voices that have experienced genuine suffering and are speaking to the reality of an ongoing ...

VIDEO: Five Stages of Climate Grief
Originally Posted: 07/11/2013 - 9:47am | Type: Magazine Article

The Editors As climate change takes its toll on the Earth, many people are paralyzed by inaction—perhaps not out of fear or guilt, but because of despair. To confront climate chang ...

Mourning for the Earth
Originally Posted: 07/11/2013 - 9:22am | Type: Magazine Article

Katharine M. Preston To confront climate change, we may need to first deal with our grief. The most preciou ...

President Obama, Mourner in Chief
Originally Posted: 04/30/2013 - 10:10am | Type: Blog

Barack Obama’s legacy is still a work in progress, though even sympathetic commentators are seeing him now, in his fifth year, as too slow to act, too cerebral to brawl, and too little respected by his politic ...

Heaven's Heart
Originally Posted: 08/28/2012 - 7:07am | Type: Blog

So this "soul" that we speak of — this part of our selves that isn't grounded in physical being but is spiritual (whatever that means) that we expect or hope will live on after our mortal coils ...

The Death of Cynicism
Originally Posted: 06/27/2012 - 11:09pm | Type: Blog

I knew I was cynical, but I didn’t know I was about to die from my cynicism. Then I went to the Wild Goose Festival. I wasn’t healed there. Just the opposite. I was playfully wooed to mourn the passing of my y ...

Mourning 2.0
Originally Posted: 06/04/2012 - 7:33am | Type: Blog

This is Mourning 2.0. Technological advances have dramatically altered how we grieve for and memorialize the dead.In this new era, the bereaved readily share their sorrow via Facebook comments. They light virt ...

The Heart of All Anxiety: Fear of Loss
Originally Posted: 03/04/2012 - 7:07pm | Type: Blog

I got emails from my mom and uncle about Nana, my last living grandparent. The news isn’t great. She’s struggled with dementia for some years now and hasn’t recognized me the last several times I’ve seen her. ...

Remembering "Nippy": Houston's Church Mourns the Death of a Famous Daughter
Originally Posted: 02/14/2012 - 10:20am | Type: Blog

Anyone who knew Houston understands that her talent came from one place, the God she served at the New Hope Baptist Church in Newark. This is where it all started for its daughter, where she was the darling of ...

In Memory of Whitney Houston
Originally Posted: 02/13/2012 - 11:33am | Type: Blog

The Bible teaches us: “A good name is better than precious ointment and the day of death, than the day of birth.” (Ecclesiastes 7:1) On this day, as the world morns the unexpected passing of legendary singer W ...

Christmas Mourning
Originally Posted: 12/21/2011 - 1:54pm | Type: Blog

December 18, 2010, was a rough day for me. A week before Christmas — and four days before I planned to ask my girlfriend (now my wife) to marry me — I had plenty of reasons to be joyful, but on that Saturday, ...