From Triangle 411 Podcast: COVID-19 has brought the fear of dying is up close and personal. Death Cafes, gatherings where folks discuss demise over cake and coffee, or even pizza, are helping people cope. Listen here.
From The Associated Press: “COVID has certainly brought death to the forefront. It has brought the death-positive movement to the forefront, but we’re still scared,” Trent said. “What I’m grateful for is that COVID has awakened society to the possibility of death. None of us is getting out of here alive.” Read the full piece at AP.
My latest with Sojourners: Whether it’s last year’s Mother’s Day or last century’s Mother’s Day, none of us imagined we’d spend this spring helplessly taming a pandemic. COVID-19 amplifies a tenuous holiday, especially among people of faith. Even in “normal” circumstances, this Hallmark holiday highlights not only gifts but pain: infertility, loss, and issues of maternal health care access. But in a year when our bodies, minds, spirits, hope, and patience are worn thin, Mother’s Day 2020 triggers unprecedented challenges. Read on at Sojo.