The only way through grief

We have had to figure out what to do in the middle of great upheaval.
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A litany for lament

The word lament can be used as a verb (to express sorrow, mourning, or regret) or a noun (wailing, crying out in grief).

In the Hebrew Bible, the book of Lamentations is made up of five poems that express grief over the destruction of Jerusalem and exile of the people in 586 B.C. (The Harper Collins Study Bible, by Lemke. Lamentations (1: 1-3; 4).. MORE ›

Boldcafe group: Faith

During this time of change and uncertainty, one thing is certain. God is with us and we are not alone even though we may be self-isolating. Boldcafe has offered content written mostly by young adult women of faith since 2003. College students, seminarians and young adult pastors contribute to issues by talking about faith, vocation, relationships and more. MORE ›

Boldcafe Podcast: Lament

The only way through grief

by Kristen Glass Perez
Listen to the podcast episode below and on iTunes. MORE ›

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Every month we offer a podcast version of one of the articles. Listen to the latest episode here or get it from iTunes. MORE

The Rev. Kristen Glass Perez, College Chaplain, talks with CarolAnn Miller, WELCA Campus student leader (’20), Muhlenberg College, Allentown, Pa., about experiencing grief as a graduating senior during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Café is a magazine for and with young adult women who want to build their faith.

Café incorporates a Lutheran perspective for young, adult women of Christian faith or simply for any woman who is interested in how faith relates to the issues that women face today. Readers and writers of Café include pastors, seminary and college students, and other young adult women who use Café as a Bible study resource individually or with their congregation. Pictured: The Young Women’s Bible Study at Clemson University. They read and discuss Café articles once a week.

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Cafe pop-up events

Readers share stories related to the monthly theme. See photos from our previous events.

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This monthly publication and podcast is made possible through regular offerings donated by women from over 7,000 active Women of the ELCA units in congregations of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA).