When I was 17 I wrote a 500-word essay in English on this quote from King Lear: “I am a man more sinned against than sinning.”
to recap in case you have forgotten or never knew, King Lear was on a
heath in a storm, having been thrown out by his daughters Goneril and
Regan, even though he had given them half his kingdom each and was
expecting to live with them in his old age. He had been proud,
arrogant and pretty irritating. They had been venal and unloving.
Therefore, because death stirs people
To seek answers to important spiritual questions,
It becomes the greatest servant of humanity
Rather than its most feared enemy.
Lord Krishna to Arjuna, in Bhagavad Gita
While we all “know” that death is inevitable, it usually a topic that we would prefer not to think about. When I posted on Neighbourly that I was seeking a co-facilitator to host Death Cafes with, people responded that discussing death seemed morbid and somehow sick.
Auckland Unitarians are looking for a leader to create and lead a youth group in our community.
Our vision is that in these times of high anxiety around climate change, increasing inequality and racial tensions, that our community is able to stand as a source of hope and spiritual inspiration and support. We believe that for young people in Auckland, there is a need for such a community
We would be able to provide a curriculum, or the youth leader could develop their own, as long as it was in line with Unitarian–Universalist principles. The group would be expected to meet in the church building in Ponsonby, on a weekly or fortnightly basis.