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The Scottish Government Is Taking Steps to Address ‘Funeral Poverty’

The new 10-point plan includes a Funeral Assistance Fund

The government of Scotland is planning aggressive action to address what it calls “funeral poverty,” as more and more of its citizens are struggling to pay funeral costs, according to a BBC report. The action comes on the heels of … Continue reading

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The Traditions and Customs of Catholic Funeral Mass

What to expect from a mass and which traditions you should follow

When I worked as a hospice social worker, the care team often attended the funerals of clients who had died. I saw many ceremonies that were beautiful and meaningful, but the one that touched me most was the Catholic funeral … Continue reading

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Hofheide Crematorium Uses Shadow to Create A Work of Art

Modern crematoriums abandon architectural norms in favor of bold designs

In the past, a crematorium had one simple purpose: to cremate the dead. Today, many families now gather in these spaces to remember loved ones. But most crematoriums still lack bold decor or elaborate architecture. They’re not the warmest, friendliest … Continue reading

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“I wish to be cremated. One 10th of my ashes shall be given to my agent, as written in our contract.”

- Groucho Marx
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Is Alkaline Hydrolysis Good for the Environment?

An interview with Philip Olson, Part Two

Today, SevenPonds speaks with Philip Olson, an assistant professor of Science and Technology in Society at Virginia Tech. Olson researches bioethics and environmental ethics, analyzing society’s complex relationship with new technologies. He has a particular interest in the study of alkaline … Continue reading

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What Is Alkaline Hydrolysis?

An interview with Philip Olson about a new form of disposition, Part One

Today, SevenPonds speaks with Philip Olson, an assistant professor of Science and Technology in Society at Virginia Tech. Olson researches bioethics and environmental ethics, analyzing society’s complex relationship with new technologies. He has a particular interest in the study of alkaline … Continue reading

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