Grief Reconfigured 

The Revealer

The Covid Grief Network, which integrates community organizers, spiritual care providers, and mental health professionals into a volunteer service for adults in their twenties and thirties who have experienced loss in the face of Covid-19, was a pivotal source of support for Rachel. Recognizing the racist and lethal effects of the pandemic, including unequal access to mental healthcare, the Covid Grief Network became an interreligious incubator for new and updated mourning rituals for grieving, marginalized people. Its members developed practices together, finding solace in cybernetic remembrance—sharing memories of a loved one with other pixelated, bereaved figures; noting the (liturgical) passage of time without the deceased; and silently meditating or praying before a Zoom room went dark.