Day: March 22, 2015

The Magazine: Ritual making meaning when death meets life

The Magazine: Ritual making meaning when death meets life

white crosses with a name and date set up on the shoulder of a busy highway, elaborate front yard arrangements of candles and stuffed animals, urban sidewalks dotted with candles and liquor bottles; these places, tributes to local death, are holy ground. But what do they mean, to those who pass by and to those who construct them? And what might the church learn from these interactive memorials?