Death

  • 2 May 2011

    The Vatican has said that a Christian “never rejoices” in the face of someone’s death, even if that person has committed heinous crimes.

  • 14 Apr 2011

    In a reflection which is both global and deeply personal in its implications, Savi Hensman looks, in the light of recent painful personal experience, at the age-old question of God and suffering.

  • 30 Jul 2009

    In a landmark ruling from the House of Lords, the final appeal court in the UK, a woman with multiple sclerosis has won her court battle to have the law on assisted dying clarified.

  • 10 Mar 2009

    The idea of preparing for death makes sense, says Giles Fraser. In a society that fears dying it has taken a reality TV celebrity to remind us of what is truly important in negotiating mortality.

  • 16 Jul 2008

    Facing up to death and investing in the choices it involves is at the heart of a new multi-million pound government strategy in England to support people as they come to the end of their lives.

  • 24 Mar 2008

    The celebration of Easter challenges human beings to accept death without delusion, but it also seeks to challenge our acceptance that death is without hope and the end to all meaning, says the Archbishop of Canterbury.

  • 22 Mar 2008

    Today's world "lives with death and resurrection in many ways and in many places", says the president of the Methodist Conference in Britain. The duty of the church is to be with them in this and to point to the hope of the gospel.

  • 21 Mar 2008

    "Know that you are dust and to dust you shall return", the church says in its liturgy. Where else do we speak of such things in public? asks Giles Fraser, reflecting on our cultural habit of shrinking from the reality of death.

  • 21 Mar 2008

    There is a strong link between positive psychological adjustment to a death and one’s ability to deal with of the loss through one’s faith and religious practices, says Andrew J Weaver, a United Methodist minister and professional research psychologist.

  • 18 Nov 2007

    Christian faith is about sustaining faith in face of the knowledge and reality of death, says Simon Barrow. The feasts of All Saints and All Souls put us in solidarity with a host of people who have struggled to see right prevail.