Grief & Suffering
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Minneapolis churches pray for healing

Churches | Congregations gather after days of violent riots
by Sharon Dierberger
Posted 5/31/20, 03:29 pm

Earnest brown eyes peered over a white face mask. They surveyed the people gathered in the overgrown grassy field in south Minneapolis, a couple of blocks from where George Floyd died Monday. The eyes’ owner, W. Seth Martin, pushed the mask to his forehead and began to preach.

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How to run a funeral in a pandemic

Grief & Suffering | A Brooklyn pastor says trying to help grieving congregants in the middle of the pandemic is an excruciating experience
by Emily Belz
Posted 5/26/20, 01:11 pm

A New York moment: 

Jamison Galt is the pastor of Resurrection Clinton Hill in Brooklyn, and in late March he heard a parishioner’s dad had COVID-19. He and the church member, Jeremy Caliz, prayed and went over all the potential scenarios. Galt was frustrated that he couldn’t go to the hospital or to Caliz’s house to support him.

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Facing death in a lockdown

| One Brooklyn man shares the chaotic moments before, during, and after his dad’s death from COVID-19. He hopes it will help other grieving families
by Emily Belz
Posted 5/25/20, 03:58 pm

In March, Jerome Caliz, 62, conferred with his son and only child, Jeremy Caliz, who lived nearby in Brooklyn, about preparing for COVID-19. The father had a lifetime of training for a pandemic disaster: He had served in the military, and he was a registered nurse. He had stocked up on canned food.

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