Caring for the Dead: Last Rites and Rights

Presented by Charlene Suggs.

As our community ages, many families and clergy seek a holistic body of funeral rites and practices that honor our dead and comfort the living in ways that reflect our Earth-based spirituality. As an Earth-based culture, what do we really feel about death, the inevitable topic? Join us as we undertake a frank and lively discussion on death, natural processes and current death care practices. We can empower ourselves in caring for our dead (and our finances!) by educating ourselves about our legal/consumer rights and the workings of the funeral industry. We will learn how our death choices affect the earth and share some new memorial concepts including natural burial and death midwifery. (Note: This workshop is appropriate for mature children and receptive adults but not those squeamish about decay and bodily processes - your choice, of course.)

















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