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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