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A New Study Links Fried Potatoes and Early Death:Researchers look for connections between fried foods and mortality
Film Review: OWN TV’s “Serving Life”:An inmate-staffed hospice program in one of the roughest prisons in the U.S.
Secular Funerals and Rituals Are Becoming More Common:Rituals help atheists, agnostics and the otherwise religiously unaffiliated move through grief
Category Archives: Cultural Perspectives
More young people are bucking tradition and mourning loved ones in their own way
Traditions aren’t static. They constantly warp and evolve with every new generation. This is especially true in South Africa, as younger generations living in urban areas have adopted a brand new burial tradition: after-tears parties. An after-tears party is a time … Continue reading
Native American graves excavated for pipeline construction
The standoff on and near the Standing Rock Sioux reservation between indigenous-led resistance to the Dakota Access Pipeline project and security and police forces is currently making global headlines. At issue are the land rights of indigenous people, the human … Continue reading
Honoring the dead brings solace to the grieving
The Quaker religion is a form of Christianity founded by George Fox in England around 1650. Six years later, in 1656, two women brought the Quaker religion to the United States. Quakers believe that Christ, and by extension God, lives … Continue reading
Cross-continental tradition honours the dead with coffin choreography
If you attend a funeral in parts of West Africa and the Southern United States, you may witness some fancy footwork by professional pallbearers who specialize in dancing with the dead. These dancing pallbearers often sing gospel or other sacred … Continue reading