Day: November 20, 2020

General Convention Postponed

General Convention Postponed

Per a news release from Episcopal News Service, the next General Convention, scheduled to meet in Baltimore in 2021, has been postponed for a year due to the coronavirus pandemic. “Like you, we have spent the last several months riding waves of pandemic news,” Presiding Bishop Michael Curry and the Rev. Gay Clark Jennings, president […]

Fragments on Fragments #14: Being Human in a Pandemic

Fragments on Fragments #14: Being Human in a Pandemic

“What is a ‘good death’? For many people it’s almost impossible to think of those two words together, but all religious traditions have had their different ideas about what it means to die well – not glorifying death, nor hiding from it. In this shared tragedy, might we be able to find new ways of dying well? The first step would be to reverse the move towards the privatisation of dying (and grieving). I have been with many people at their deathbeds, and the most peaceful and least anxious have been the ones in which death’s coming is acknowledged, both by the families and the dying person.”