Meeting Grief with Love

With Oren Jay Sofer recorded on October 4, 2020.

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Amidst so many changes and so much loss this year, many of us are grieving. We may be grieving the loss of a loved one, of our own health, of a job, or even a way of life. Come gather in community to explore how we can meet our grief with tenderness, create space to mourn and heal, and draw strength from our longing.

(Please note that this live stream experienced some technical difficulties, so the recording has been edited accordingly.)

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