Rites of Passage: Celebrating Life's Transitions
'Tis the season of graduations, and families everywhere are celebrating accomplishments and launching children into new grades, new ventures, new careers, and new independence. While the completion of schooling is one widely recognized rite of passage, many others contribute to the transition from childhood to adulthood and beyond.
What traditions of family and faith make possible the move into new stages of life? Why are these rituals and customs important? Where do they come from and what do they symbolize?
Free-Range Rites of Passage
Seeking Transformation in Wilderness Rites
Courts of Honor
Emerging Into Adult Faith through the Waters of Baptism
Born Again Muslim: The Rite of Passage Not Talked About
Returning Hijabi: A Passage to Identity
Bookstore Initiations and the Rite of Becoming
Rites of Passage: A Hindu American Experience
The Final Passage: Rites of Death and Mourning
Community Support in the Passage from Life to Death