(RNS) — Jew-haters with guns are no longer the greatest threat to Jews. The new enemy is invisible.
BAGHDAD (AP) — Mohammed al-Dulfi's 67-year-old father died on March 21 after a brief struggle against the new coronavirus, but it would take nine days for his body to find ...
(RNS) — We chose to grieve together in that moment instead of holding things together for the sake of others’ comfort.
There's a new way of disposing of human bodies. You don't want to know.....
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — The pre-dawn blaze Thursday at a three-story 'tahfiz' school, where Muslim boys study and memorize the Quran, blocked the lone exit from the dormitory, trapping students behind barred windows.
If one cannot handle the dust of the grave, there is comfort to be had, it is reasoned, in the designer urns to be mounted on the mantel at home.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) New guidelines also forbid loved ones from dividing up the 'cremains' or keeping them in jewelry or on the mantelpiece.
DALLAS -- Thousands of police officers joined by ordinary citizens attended funerals for three of the policemen shot dead in a racially motivated ambush attack last week that intensified America's long-running debate on race and justice.
(RNS) This may be the year that cremation surpasses burial for the first time in the United States, as a long-standing trend continues.
JERUSALEM (RNS) Until now, the burial societies in Israel have ignored 2013 directives from the Ministry of Religious Affairs and the attorney general banning gender segregation in cemeteries.
Israel considers a ban on Nazi symbols. Greece evokes its blasphemy laws to jail a man for poking fun of a monk on Facebook. And anti-gay laws are passed or challenged in Nigeria, Uganda and Malawi.
(RNS) The aim of the website is to avoid duplication and consolidate the many facets of Jewish mourning.
DUBLIN (RNS) After 32 years as an interior designer, Patricia Wojnar went back to school for a master's degree in bereavement studies, a hot commodity in Ireland's "post-Catholic'' economy that features growing markets for wedding and funeral officiants who aren't associated with the scandal-scarred Catholic Church.
(RNS) No one wants to talk about death at the dinner table, says Lizzy Miles, a social worker in Columbus, Ohio. But sometimes people need to talk about the "taboo'' topic. Hence the birth of "death cafes.''