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Green Burials Reflect a Shift to Care for the Body and Soul
Originally Posted: 01/23/2014 - 3:31pm | Type: Blog

John B. Johnson envisions a different sort of send-off for himself: a “green burial” that draws both upon his faith and his commitment to the environment. Growing up in small-town ...

Tamerlan Tsarnaev Buried in Undisclosed Location
Originally Posted: 05/10/2013 - 8:33am | Type: Blog

An undisclosed community on Wednesday accepted the body of Boston bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev, which is now “entombed,” according to police in Worcester, Mass. An undisclose ...

Monks Win Latest Court Battle in Bid to Sell Caskets
Originally Posted: 10/29/2012 - 3:30pm | Type: Blog

NEW ORLEANS -- In a sometimes harshly worded ruling, a federal appeals court last week smacked down the Louisiana funeral board's continued attempts to prevent a group of monks from St. Joseph Abbey from ...

For Sikhs, the Soul Lives on Long After the Body Dies
Originally Posted: 08/10/2012 - 9:15am | Type: Blog

Funeral services will be held today for the six Sikhs killed at a Wisconsin temple last Sunday. The bodies of the deceased will later be cremated — but their souls will live on, Sikh tradition teaches. ...

Chuck Colson to Be Buried at Quantico
Originally Posted: 04/24/2012 - 3:42pm | Type: Blog

Prison Fellowship founder and Watergate figure Chuck Colson will be buried privately with full military honors at Quantico National Cemetery, with a public memorial service expected later at Washington Nationa ...

Pope Shenouda Mourned in Funeral (Video)
Originally Posted: 03/21/2012 - 10:56am | Type: Blog

Tens of thousands of Coptic Christians mourn the death of Pope Shenouda III in a funeral mass at St. Mark’s Cathedral in Cairo. Tens of thousands of Coptic Christians mourned the ...

Coptic Christians Mourn Death of Pope Shenouda III
Originally Posted: 03/19/2012 - 5:01pm | Type: Blog

Egyptian Christians are mourning the death of Pope Shenouda III, the longtime leader of the Coptic Orthodox Church, who died on Saturday (March 17) at the age of 88. Egyptian Chri ...

Whitney Houston's Funeral Saturday: No Fans Allowed
Originally Posted: 02/17/2012 - 9:00am | Type: Blog

NEWARK, N.J. — With TV trucks and camera crews clogging the streets and thousands of fans hoping for a glimpse of the event, Whitney Houston's family has decided that no one but invited guests will get ne ...

Gospel Great Marvin Winans to Lead Funeral for Whitney Houston
Originally Posted: 02/16/2012 - 12:42pm | Type: Blog

NEWARK, N.J. — Grammy Award winner and longtime family friend Marvin Winans will deliver the eulogy for Whitney Houston during her funeral Saturday (Feb. 18) at the New Hope Baptist Church in Newark, the chur ...

Attending Your Own Funeral
Originally Posted: 01/27/2012 - 10:29am | Type: Blog

I’ve been writing this week about inspired vision and embracing radical change even in the face of the death of present systems. But the experience is different when applying the same principles to our own liv ...

Too Poor to Die?
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 5:14pm | Type: Blog

Every time I think I've exhausted my outrage capacity, I see something new to refuel it. Every time I think I've exhausted my outrage capacity, I see something n ...