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Funeral and Burial Practices in Liberia

Even during the Ebola outbreak, Liberians insisted on proper burials for their loved ones

Honoring loved ones who have died is very important for the Liberian people. Though there are many regions in Liberia that have differing customs, there are certain beliefs and practices that are employed by many Liberians across the West African … Continue reading

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Bathing Rituals Around the World

Cleaning the dead is a tradition that spans across cultures

Whether you’re observing a traditional Buddhist burial rite, or you’re watching the HBO series Six Feet Under, you might see someone methodically bathe a person who has died. In fact, the act of bathing the dead has existed as a tradition … Continue reading

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Memorial Song: “Africa Stop Ebola” — A Song of Hope and Caring

“Africa Stop Ebola” brings together African music superstars and resonates with encouragement and information about the deadly infectious disease

The word Ebola evokes fear, suspicion and mistrust. Ebola is highly contagious, painful and often ends in death. It begins with symptoms most of us have experienced before: fever, sore throat, muscle pain, headaches, vomiting, diarrhea. But with Ebola, it does not … Continue reading

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