Conversation Project: Ritual and Ceremony in Modern Life

October 12, 2017 | 6:00 p.m. | East Bend Library

62080 Dean Swift Rd., Bend OR 97701

How do we make meaning out of the big milestones in our personal and community life? For the many people who do not have strong ties to religious or other cultural traditions, major life events such as birth, aging, relationship changes, illness, death, and community crises are increasingly often marked by no ritual at all. Holly Pruett, a life-cycle celebrant who works with individuals, families, and communities to commemorate such occasions, leads a conversation about the role of ritual and ceremony in participants’ family and cultural history, the impact of life events that have passed unobserved, and the new ceremonies that people are creating to mark these milestones. Read more.

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