Information, F.A.Q.s, and more...

 

March 24, 2018

What are some of the stranger death customs?

in Death and funeral customs

by Site Admin

Funeral practices are deeply ingrained in culture and around the globe hugely varied traditions reflect a wide spread of beliefs and values. Here's  some links at  a few of funeral traditions;
March 24, 2018

What are the Australian aborigines' death and funeral customs?

in Death and funeral customs

by Site Admin

The rituals and practices marking the death of an Aboriginal person are likely to be unique to each community, and each community will have their own ways of planning the funeral.
March 24, 2018

What are the Baby Boomers' death and funeral customs? (2)

in Death and funeral customs

by Site Admin

The Baby Boomer generation, or those born between 1946 and 1965, are currently — to put in a morbid way — “on their way out.” As those born in the Baby Boomer…
March 24, 2018

What are the Baha'i death and funeral customs?

in Death and funeral customs

by Site Admin

Overall, Baha’i funeral customs are relaxed and designed to accommodate the personal preferences of the family. In general, they can be characterized by simplicity and flexibility.
March 24, 2018

What are the Buddhist death and funeral customs?

in Death and funeral customs

by Site Admin

BELIEFS Buddhists believe in rebirth and that when they die they will be reborn again. The goal is to escape the cycle of death and rebirth and attain nirvana or a state…
March 24, 2018

What are the Catholic death and funeral customs

in Death and funeral customs

by Site Admin

BELIEFS Catholics believe that there is an afterlife and that once a person dies they will see God face to face. If a person has committed a grave offence and has not…
March 24, 2018

What are the Church of Jesus Christ Latter Day Saints death and funeral customs? (2)

in Death and funeral customs

by Site Admin

BELIEFS Church of Jesus Christ Latter Day Saints (or Mormons as they are also known) believe that at death the body and the spirit separate. The spirit goes to the spirit world…
March 24, 2018

What are the Fijian death and funeral customs?

in Death and funeral customs

by Site Admin

From the Wikipedia entry When a death occurs, related clans and family come together in a religious and social gathering to share their sorrow and to reaffirm the connections between them. The…
March 24, 2018

What are the Hindu death and funeral customs?

in Death and funeral customs

by Site Admin

BELIEFS Hindus believe in reincarnation. When a person dies their soul merely moves from one body to the next on its path to reach Nirvana (Heaven). So, while it is a sad…
March 24, 2018

What are the Jehova's Witnesses death and funeral customs?

in Death and funeral customs

by Site Admin

BELIEFS Jehovah’s Witnesses believe that when they die they go into a kind of sleep until God resurrects them from the dead. Those who gain entrance to heaven will live with God…
March 24, 2018

What are the Jewish death and funeral customs?

in Death and funeral customs

by Site Admin

BELIEFS Beliefs may vary depending on whether the Jewish person is Orthodox, Reform or Conservative. Jews believe that when they die they will go to Heaven to be with God. This next…
March 24, 2018

What are the Lutheran death and funeral customs?

in Death and funeral customs

by Site Admin

Belief about death\ Many Lutheran groups believe that death goes against what is naturally intended for us by God. It is thought that because of humankind's rebellion against God, death was created…
March 24, 2018

What are the Maori death and funeral customs?

in Death and funeral customs

by Site Admin

BELIEFS Traditional Maori believe that the spirit continues to exist after death and that the deceased will always be a part of the marae (traditional meeting place). Once someone has died they…
March 24, 2018

What are the Muslim death and funeral customs?

in Death and funeral customs

by Site Admin

BELIEFS There are two types of Muslims – Shi’ite and Sunni, so beliefs and customs may be slightly different for each. Muslims believe that the soul continues to exist after death. During…
March 24, 2018

What are the Scientology death and funeral customs?

in Death and funeral customs

by Site Admin

BELIEFS Scientologists believe that humans are immortal spiritual beings called thetans who live several lives. Each thetan has a body and a mind, which exists from lifetime to lifetime. When a person…
March 24, 2018

What are the Seventh Day Adventist's death and funeral customs

in Death and funeral customs

by Site Admin

BELIEFS Seventh Day Adventists believe that death is an unconscious sleep. When Christ returns to the earth he will awaken all those who believe in him and they will all go to…
March 24, 2018

What are the Sikh death and funeral customs?

in Death and funeral customs

by Site Admin

BELIEFS Sikhs believe in reincarnation but also that if a person lives their life according to God’s plan then they can end the cycle of rebirth in this life. They believe in…
March 24, 2018

What are the Swedish death and funeral customs?

in Death and funeral customs

by Site Admin

Sweden is largely secular but it still has its own unique funeral rituals, some influenced by its history as a Lutheran Christian country. The most obvious of them? The fact that burial…
March 24, 2018

What are the Yazidis death and funeral customs?

in Death and funeral customs

by Site Admin

After death the body is washed, and clay or water from Lalish is placed in the mouth of the deceased. The body is buried immediately thereafter, the head pointing east and the…