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This project dissertation, entitled 'Grief Management: Programming for Care in the Local Church', addresses the issue of grief that is caused by the death of a significant other. This work also includes information on the dynamics of grief; grief management resources from psychological, sociological, and theological perspectives. In addition, it gives an overview of the African American church as a resource for grief support.

The dissertation provides a model for programming for grief management and grief support for the Ben Hill United Methodist Church in Atlanta, Georgia.

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