Different faiths, same pain: How to grieve a death in the coronavirus pandemic

Different faiths, same pain: How to grieve a death in the coronavirus pandemic

Every religion has its death rites, communal practices developed over millennia to honor the dead and console the living. Some of these rituals are unique to one faith, but more are shared – a reminder there’s a common path toward healing. Yet COVID-19 is forcing many people to grieve in isolation. We asked three faith leaders and religion scholars for their counsel on mourning during the pandemic.

By: Rabbi David A. Schuck – Jewish Theological Seminary, Dr. Gina Hens-Piazza – Professor at Santa Clara University & Rodney Sadler, Associate Professor – Union Presbyterian Seminary

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