Global Day Of Mourning H 01

January 10, 2021

Coronavirus has ravaged the lives of every one of us on Earth. More than 1.2 million people have died. Hundreds of millions have lost their jobs. Many have lost their homes.

The need to keep our distance means we can’t even hold the hands of our loved ones as they suffer or offer ceremonies after they die.

We have also lost so many dreams, visions, and possibilities.

Sadness, loneliness, and anxiety make our hearts heavy.

It is tempting to stay busy, so we don’t have to navigate all our complex emotions. The risk, though, is that the rising numbers of Covid cases, homeless people, incidents of domestic violence and so many other tragedies turns flat and dull in our consciousness. We cease to care.

But by opening our hearts to the grief about all has happened to our lives, our friendships, our communities, and our world, and sharing that grief with others, we discover that

  • rather than feeling worse, we feel empowered and connected
  • we find new energy for coping and creating solutions
  • we realize deep in our hearts that we are not alone
  • we recognize that, though the pandemic has affected us in different ways, we all experience sorrow, worry, and loss

Join Radical Joy For Hard Times Throughout The Day


Current Schedule on January 10th

Zoom & Facebook Live Information

Please click the link below to join the webinar:

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Or Telephone:
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Webinar ID: 828 3318 4324

International numbers:


  • cry
  • light a candle
  • pray
  • spend time in silence contemplating the immensity of what has happened in our world
  • say the names of those you know who have died
  • say the names of those you know who have suffered (don’t forget to include yourself)
  • gather with friends or family on Zoom or safely in your home and share how the pandemic has affected your life
  • cry again if you need to
  • do something generous for someone you know
  • do something generous for a stranger
  • do something generous and do it anonymously
  • wear blue
  • print out the Global Day of Mourning logo of the bird flying out of the broken Earth and tape it to your door or the side window of your car
  • plant flowers in honor of those who have died
  • play music