Resources: Spiritual & Religious Beliefs about Death

 
The Karma of Misfortune?
How do we make sense of tragedy?
01/30/01

Funeral Etiquette
Find out proper burials for interfaith couples. By Arthur Magida
01/11/01

Rites of Transition
Hindu death rituals
01/29/01

Is There Jewish Life After Death?
Rabbi David Wolpe answers
01/22/01

Interfaith Deathbed Decisions
Making choices for a dying loved one of another faith
01/17/01

Bringing the Dead to Life
Other faiths are incorporating Mexico's Dia de los Muertos to celebrate memories of loved ones.
By Peter Morales
10/27/2000

Ties That Bind
The Jewish ritual of preparing the body for burial is a tradition of sacred fellowship.
By Michelle Friedman
10/13/2000

Reclaiming Samhain
Suggestions for honoring our dead as part of Samhain, the Witches' New Year.
By Starhawk
10/12/2000

Respect for a Sacred Society
In modern-day Jewish burials, the beauty of tahara has the reverence it once had long ago.
By Rabbi Elchonon Zohn
10/13/2000

Mourner's Kaddish
See the prayer said during Yom Kippur in remembrance of the dearly departed.
By Lisa Schamess
10/06/2000

Interfaith Grief
How should mixed-religion families commemorate the death of a loved one?
07/27/00
By David Wolfe

Cremation Basics
De-mystifying a growing alternative to burial
06/20/00
By Rob Baker

Tombstone Abuse
Mormons' loving care of their families' graves can do more harm than good.
06/13/00
By Terence L. Day

Staring Death Down
A review of Buddhist teacher Larry Rosenberg's new book explores the liberation to be found in confronting death.
06/03/00
By Amy P. Gross

Archbishop Says Funerals About God, Not the Dead
Irish Catholic leaders call for stricter enforcement of the Church's ban on eulogies at funeral mass.
05/09/00
From Catholic News Service

Waiting in Joyful Hope
Preparations for a Greek Orthodox memorial service prompt thoughts of death, birth, and rebirth.
04/25/00
By Mary Sawyer

Rituals for the Dying
The Catholic sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick.
04/11/00
By Mary Gordon

The Trivialization of Death
In our death-averse society, we can miss the significance of human loss-- and of the Christian promise of resurrection.
03/28/00
By Lilian Callas Barger

The Essence of a Protestant Funeral
The memorial service as an affirmation of faith.
03/12/00
By Reverend Campbell Gillon

Dede Korkut and the Angel of Death
In this Sufi tale, true love saves a soul.
03/03/00
By Shaykh Muhammad Hisham Kabbani

Q & A: How Do I Find a Support Group?...Plan a Memorial Service?
Answering practical questions about bereavement.
03/03/00
By Carol Staudacher

Walking in the Shadow of Death
Dwelling on Death Isn't Neurotic; It's Profoundly Healthy.
02/25/2000
By Thomas Moore

A Buddhist Meditation on Death
Discover the true meaning of life through awareness of death.
01/28/00
By Philip Kapleau

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