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Lord’s Prayer can be said at funerals, council confirms

(Photo: Unsplash/Mayron Oliveira)A Welsh council has clarified Covid-19 rules after a celebrant was wrongly told that she could not lead mourners in saying the Lord's Prayer together at a funeral.  Alison Davies, 53, from Bridgend, was asked by the family of a deceased 94-year-old grandmother to end her funeral with the Lord's Prayer. But she... Read more

‘China Is an Atheist Country’: Communist Nation Expands Ban on Christian Funerals

'China Is an Atheist Country': Communist Nation Expands Ban on Christian Funerals Chinas communist government has expanded its ban on Christian funerals in recent months, continuing to use laws prohibiting religious activities outside of churches to also outlaw religious-themed ceremonies for the dead, according to a new report.Bitter Winter first reported on the ban in... Read more

Why Funerals Are Better Than Feasts

Of the many upheavels the COVID-19 outbreak has brought to our lives, one has been especially on my mind. This pandemic has simultaneously confronted us with our mortality and also eliminated many of the distractions we normally use to shield ourselves from the truth. It has exposed the fragility of everything we take for granted... Read more