Ashes to Ashes: Beliefs, Trends, and Practices in Dying, Death, and the Afterlife

May 16, 2023 by

from Theos: Practices around death and dying are changing rapidly. In particular, as the UK becomes less traditionally religious, there are growing preferences for cremation over burial and a rise of “celebrations of life” over...

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The death of traditional funerals

Apr 23, 2023 by

by Marianne Rozario, Theos: In light of her recent report, Ashes to Ashes, Marianne Rozario looks at the changing ways we mark death in society. 20/04/2023 How we mark death is changing. That’s one of the headlines from our recent Theos...

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When end of life care goes wrong

Mar 21, 2023 by

from Voice for Justice UK: Exposing the scandal in ‘end of life care’ in Britain today. The purpose of this Report In 2014, following public outcry over the staggering number of untimely and distressing deaths caused by the now infamous...

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In the Affluent West Our Fear of Death Has Made Us Susceptible to Public Health Tyranny

Mar 14, 2023 by

by David Bell, Daily Sceptic: The Western world has been caught in a spiral of self-harm and debasement for the past three years. Aspects of the underlying psychology have been discussed in abstract terms, regarding mass anxiety and the...

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On the politicisation of death

Feb 18, 2023 by

by Sebastian Millbank, The Critic: Those who live public lives also die public deaths. When a famous or infamous person dies, it is inevitable that their life is held up to public judgement, that final praises are offered, last insults...

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We should never ‘become the arbiters of death’

Sep 22, 2022 by

from Christian Concern: The funeral of 12-year-old Archie Paul Battersbee took place in Southend-on-Sea on Tuesday 13 April 2022. St Mary’s Church was packed with people wanting to show their respects to Archie and his family. Sadly,...

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