Interfaith Chaplaincy

Grief and Mourning Rituails: Religious and Spiritual Perspectives

Event Date and Time: 
Wednesday, March 12, 2014, 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
Woodbury Campus Center Amphitheater, Portland Campus
Contact Name: 
Sarah Holmes
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Grief and Mourning Rituals: Religious and Spiritual Perspectives

Presented by the USM Religious and Spiritual Life Council

Grief affects us all.  But do we all grieve the same way when a loved one dies, a relationship ends, or when we face other types of losses in our life?  How do our religious or spiritual values affect how we grieve?  Do religious and spiritual beliefs necessarily bring comfort and clarity in times of loss or could they also bring us pain and confusion?  What rituals and practices do different religions and spiritual traditions offer to support their followers?