Handout 1: Looking Ahead to Workshop 5

Handout 1: Looking Ahead to Workshop 5
Handout 1: Looking Ahead to Workshop 5

The dead are not under the earth,
They are in the fire dying down,
They are in the moaning rock,
They are in the crying grass,
They are in the forest, they are in the home:
The dead are not dead.  — Birago Diop, 20th century Senegalese poet and storyteller

For Next Time

To prepare for the next workshop, read:

Find Out More

  • To read more of John Nichols’s thoughts on Unitarian Universalism and death, read Loss: The Litmus Test of a Religious Faith, Handout 3 from Workshop 3.
  • Review materials on the Grief and Loss page of PBS’s This Emotional Life.
  • Explore the many bereavement resources from the U.S. National Library of Medicine.
  • Read Mark Belletini, Nothing Gold Can Stay: The Colors of Grief (Skinner, 2015).

Nothing Gold Can Stay:
The Colors of Grief

Mark L. Belletini
From Skinner House Books
In 22 simple yet profound reflections, seasoned minister Mark Belletini explores the many and varied forms of grief.

For more information contact religiouseducation@uua.org.

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