• October 31, 2006

    Ekklesia has written about and been quoted on the issue of ‘disability’ abortions. Comments have also been made about frozen embryos, euthanasia and living wills.

  • February 26, 2018

    Robin Richards had multiple needs arising from his mental health and other conditions, including Asperger’s and ADHD. Within weeks of his death a Care Quality Commission (CQC) inspection found the home was unsafe.

  • December 29, 2017

    Nuno Cardoso, a law student from Kentish Town, is the fifth black man to die following restraint by police officers in the UK during 2017.

  • April 21, 2014

    The long religious and secular weekend is over. The Bank Holiday draws to an end and the liturgical celebrations of Easter reached their climax the day before yesterday. As Quakers do not keep these 'times and seasons', I find myself caught in a challenging no-woman's land at Easter and Christmas.

  • August 10, 2013

    Western culture often prides itself on its openness. Yet death remains a taboo subject for many, or at least one that is skirted around rather prosaically in many situations.

  • May 24, 2013

    The Church of Scotland has agreed to investigate the increasing costs of holding funerals, following an intervention at its annual gathering.

  • April 13, 2013

    That a politician as divisive as Margaret Thatcher should polarise opinion in death is probably not surprising. Unfortunately, responses on both sides of the divide have done little but entrench bitterness and have pointed yet again to the sterile confrontationalism of so much of our politics.

  • July 29, 2012

    This morning I took part in Meeting for Worship in the small 18th century Friends Meeting House at Calf Cop in North Yorkshire. Situated in that area known to Quakers as '1652 country' where the borders of Yorkshire, Lancashire and Cumbria come within a few miles of each other, the Meeting House stands in a quiet burial ground bordered by pine trees and looks across an open landscape to the massive flat-topped mountain of Ingleborough.

  • March 23, 2012

    For the last decade, Germans have tapped into their nation's feelings for its ancient forests and chosen a final resting place in a woodland gravesite.

  • November 2, 2011

    A Japanese interfaith symposium has explored the attitudes of religious communities to suicide, including the meaning of the term "voluntary death".