Resources: Spiritual & Religious Beliefs about Death
How do we make sense of tragedy?
Find out proper burials for interfaith couples. By Arthur Magida
Rites of Transition
Hindu death rituals
Is There Jewish Life After Death?
Rabbi David Wolpe answers
Interfaith Deathbed Decisions
Making choices for a dying loved one of another faith
Bringing the Dead to Life
Other faiths are incorporating Mexico's Dia de los Muertos to celebrate memories of loved ones.
By Peter Morales
Ties That Bind
The Jewish ritual of preparing the body for burial is a tradition of sacred fellowship.
By Michelle Friedman
Suggestions for honoring our dead as part of Samhain, the Witches' New Year.
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
See the prayer said during Yom Kippur in remembrance of the dearly departed.
By Lisa Schamess
How should mixed-religion families commemorate the death of a loved one?
By David Wolfe
De-mystifying a growing alternative to burial
By Rob Baker
Mormons' loving care of their families' graves can do more harm than good.
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.
By Amy P. Gross
Waiting in Joyful Hope
Preparations for a Greek Orthodox memorial service prompt thoughts of death, birth, and rebirth.
By Mary Sawyer
Rituals for the Dying
The Catholic sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick.
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.
By Lilian Callas Barger
The Essence of a Protestant Funeral
The memorial service as an affirmation of faith.
By Reverend Campbell Gillon
Dede Korkut and the Angel of Death
In this Sufi tale, true love saves a soul.
By Shaykh Muhammad Hisham Kabbani
Q & A: How Do I Find a Support Group?...Plan a Memorial Service?
Answering practical questions about bereavement.
By Carol Staudacher
Walking in the Shadow of Death
Dwelling on Death Isn't Neurotic; It's Profoundly Healthy.
By Thomas Moore
A Buddhist Meditation on Death
Discover the true meaning of life through awareness of death.
By Philip Kapleau