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Creating Rituals for the Spiritual Journey 

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By studying Howard Thurman, Dr. Walter Earl Fluker discovers a healing path through grief and into joy.

March 20th, 2023

How can rituals help you find meaning in times of great love and great suffering? On this episode of The Cosmic We podcast, Dr. Walter Earl Fluker joins Dr. Barbara Holmes and Dr. Donny Bryant in a conversation about how practicing silence and stillness can help us process both grief and joy. 


Click to listen as Dr. Walter Earl Fluker explores the dominant themes in Howard Thurman’s work on moving through grief and into joy.

Cover art of the podcast The Cosmic We, illustration of five silhouettes of people standing next to each other with stars throughout.

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Dr. Walter Earl Fluker is the Dean’s Professor of Spirituality, Ethics, and Leadership at Candler School of Theology at Emory University, Professor Emeritus of Ethical Leadership, and the editor of the Howard Thurman Papers Project at Boston University.  

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