A light shines in the darkness but the darkness does not overcome it. John 1:5
While many of us are ramping up our skills with technical tools to stay connected with one another, here are some suggested ways that you can access resources for spiritual resilience, courage and creativity to engage in active hope during this challenging time.
Earth Day/Month Resources HERE - What you can do now at home and activities to plan for fall along with reflections, spiritual teachings and sermon helps from various faith-based organizations.
GreenFaith: Daily prayer and meditation in a Caring Community of Resilience offered by a spiritual leader of a different faith each day, followed by offerings of spiritual practices and prayers from participants all around the world. Join the conversation on Zoom or watch the simultaneous livestream on Facebook. GreenFaith has collected a robust list of Spiritual Resources for Care & Resilience containing prayers from many faith traditions, poems and meditations inspiring courage and compassion.
Interfaith Council of Greater Washington:
Home-based spiritual practice: While more of us are conducting our faith-based practices from home. Here is a platform for sharing short videos of the rituals taking place in homes throughout the region as a way to learn from each other and stay connected. Find out more HERE.
Virtual worship: Many congregations throughout the region are offering online and streamable worship opportunities. If your faith community is doing so and you would like to let others know Click HERE.
Spirituality in Nature: Gather with The Center for Spirituality in Nature and Church of the Wild online Thursday evenings for weekly, nature-based meditations and reflections. Click HERE to sign up.
Covid-19 and Torah: Advice from the Sabbatical Year: A reflection by Rabbi Fred Sherlinder Dobb, D.Min, spiritual leader of of the Adat Shalom Reconstructionist Congregation in Bethesda, MD. He also chairs the Coalition on the Environment and Jewish Life.
HOLY WEEK - from the Franciscan Action Network: A Virtual Way of the Cross for Economic and Ecological Justice
Find more spiritual resources from FAN in light of COVID 19.
Prayers and Poems:
- Prayer for a Pandemic by Cameron Bellum
- "Pandemic" a Poem by Rev. Lynn Unger
"And the People Stayed Home," by Kitty O'Mearra