Amid Pandemic, The Way We Talk About Death is Changing

by Christina Colón. Sojourners, April 15, 2020.

This heartfelt article describes how end-of-life care givers adapt their practices during COVID-19 to help people come to terms with loss.


living through the life and death realities of a pandemic or other such crisis from a variety of religious views

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clergy and care teams



Suggested Uses

  • Encourage open communication by reading and discussing in a small group.
  • Speak to death and loss in sermon by reading these examples.

About the Contributor

Tim Shapiro

Tim is president of the Indianapolis Center for Congregations – of which the CRG is a program. He began serving the Center in 2003 after 18 years in pastoral ministry. He holds degrees from Purdue University and Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary. Tim’s interest in how congregations learn to do new things is represented in his book How Your Congregation Learns.

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