How do you support your community after a disaster? It is often necessary to gather in support of each other, remember what has been lost, and thank those who gave time and energy.
The practice of remembering community, with rituals of grief, can be a significant part of a healing process.
Andy Calder (eLM – Disability Inclusion Advocate), with help from Christina Rowntree (eLM – Theology and the Arts), has written a resource to assist ministers and lay leaders create a community event.
This resource assists with event management, ritual action, and recommendations about consultation with indigenous elders, civic authorities and other religious groups.
The Planning Ritual Post Trauma resource is available as a whole package (PDF) with an additional Checklist (Word).
It is part of a growing page of resources for leaders who need to offer care in times of disaster, trauma or grief.
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