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Time for death

I have just witnessed a funeral as it should be: very different, I am sorry to say, from most funerals I conducted when I was still in post. A family member in his early 60s was diagnosed with terminal cancer … Continue reading

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What will Thomas Mair’s legacy be?

The murder of Jo Cox would have been a tragedy even if she had not been such a good MP, or an MP at all. Whenever a healthy young person dies our hearts go out to the family; but when … Continue reading

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Churches and death: can others do it better?

Here’s confirmation of one of the points Professor Linda Woodhead made in the talk she gave at St Brides Liverpool on Monday. The talk was entitled ‘What’s wrong with the Church of England? And can anything be done?’

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Assisted dying and the spookiness of death

This is the second of three posts on the struggle we have to know what to do about assisted dying. The first addressed the sanctity of life. This one is about death. The third will be on technology. On the … Continue reading

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Assisted dying and the sanctity of life

This is another attempt to address the issue of the sanctity of life in the context of proposed changes to the law on assisted dying. An earlier post is here. The trouble with assisted dying is that the arguments on … Continue reading

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