Words of Connection 25 days After Lockdown

April 16, 2020

This week we are featuring a range of readings, and we are also suggesting a video for you to consider. The readings include a poem by Jessica Salfia, an English teacher and writer from West Virginia. It is composed from the first lines of commercial emails received while she is in quarantine. It reveals the […]


Readings of Beauty, Vision and Compassion

April 8, 2020

Self-isolation has brought profound changes to many of us, and our lives. The positive side of the pandemic is now being widely considered, despite the growing sadness we feel for those affected. Today it is this positive side we have considered with these readings. The first poem is the widely praised “And the People Stayed […]


A Meditation for Self-Isolators

April 7, 2020

As the lockdown imposes limitation on us all, it has never been so important to connect with ourselves at the spiritual level. With this in mind, Words of Connection is releasing a 21-minute meditation, structured to free the mind and spirit. This four-part meditation is all about freeing oneself up. We hope you find it […]



April 3, 2020

Our second Words of Connection offers some very different but equally beautiful readings. They offer a thought about self-imposed isolation, in all its forms. The first is a very beautiful Baha’i prayer, and the second comes from the late and great John O’Donohue, which is followed by a short prayer of thanks, and finally a […]


Welcome to the Words of Connection blog

March 23, 2020

The pandemic has brought pain as well as mixed emotions; spiritual comfort is essential at these times. With this in mind the IFCG is building a collection of prayers, poems and readings suitable for those of faith and none. The words have been created at this tender moment, and also taken from other sources that […]