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By Shannan Hudgins, M.A., M. Div., Bereavement Coordinator, Baystate Hospice, West Springfield, MA The opening declaration of Psalm 90 has been my go-to prayer for as long as I can remember. How that particular psalm moved to the center of my prayer life, pushing aside the 23rd with its proclaimed assurance of God’s care and…

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By: Mary Remington, Director, Spiritual Care Department, Good Samaritan Hospital, Suffern, NY; Director, Buddhist Chaplaincy Training Program, Upaya Institute and Zen Center I don’t know where I came from when I was born, or where I’m going when I die. This human experience feels to me more like a stage set for mystery, an invitation…

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We are living through an extremely difficult time as we continue to face the COVID-19 pandemic. C-TAC has received words of wisdom from members of our faith community, who are key participants in our efforts through initiatives like the Interfaith and Diversity Workgroup. Rev. Carolyn J. Richar, RN, MDiv, CHPN serves as the Chief Mission…

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By: Rushil V. Patel, MD, Frances Young Tang Research Fellow in Palliative Medicine at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center ContagiousSpreads rapidlyImpacts societies While COVID-19 fits all these descriptions, the Rig Veda, a Hindu scripture, describes something else that can be equally viral but vital to our present moment. “Āno bhadrāhā kratavo yantu vishvataha.” “Let noble…

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