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Loss and Grief in the Black Community

As we celebrate and honor Black History Month, we are sharing a variety of resources with the goal of educating our community on the differences of grief and enhancing our efforts to better serve our communities. The following literature provides important perspectives and unique cultural considerations about grief in the Black community. The Relentlessness of …

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Christian Scripture and Rituals for Those who Grieve

To commemorate the Easter holiday on March 31st, this installment of the Diverse Expressions of Grief series will cover various Christian scripture and rituals that address loss and grief. After a brief background on Christianity, it will explore selections from songs, rituals, and scriptures intended to comfort both those who are deceased and those who …

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Día de Los Muertos: A Mexican Celebration of the Deceased

Evolution of the Holiday The origins of the modern Día de Los Muertos (Day of the Dead) holiday go back to the ancient Aztecs, the collection of ethnic groups that lived in what is today Mexico. It was originally a month-long celebration overseen by and dedicated to Mictecacihuatl (pronounced ‘Meek-teka-see-wahdl’ or ‘Meek-teka-kee-wadl’), one of the …

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