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Fulbright Scholarship granted to compare US and Canada end-of-life policies

The prestigious Fulbright Scholarship has been awarded to an end of life specialist to further understand North American end-of-life policies.  With the world on high alert about end-of-life choices, due to the ongoing pandemic, the granting of the Fulbright scholarship…

Jewish families going to extremes to have loved ones buried in Israel

Final wishes to be buried in Israel leads diaspora families to take extreme measures during the COVID-19 Pandemic Jews grow up learning about the benefits of being buried in the holy land their whole lives. The stories and spirit of…

Brooklyn cemetery may be forced to close due to public misuse of the space

Local disruptive behaviours at a Brooklyn cemetery may force management to close their doors to the public during the pandemic. Looking for an escape from the confines of their homes, Brooklynites have been seeking out their local cemetery. The 182-year-old,…

Indonesian death care workers take care of COVID-19 victims despite impossible conditions
Without modern equipment and extreme weather conditions death care workers are working around the clock to keep up with demand. Jakarta, Indonesia’s capital, has been hit by a heavy outbreak of the coronavirus. At the Pondok Rangon Cemetery in East…
Coffin shortage being taken on by prisons around the world

With a lack of critical supplies and factories not able to work at full capacity to meet the demands of a world in a pandemic, governments are looking for alternative solutions. Especially their skilled prison populations. Prisons around the world…

Fourth generation to carry on Erickson Funeral Home traditions in Darlington, Wisconsin

After 40 years of service Brent Erickson has officially retired as the funeral home director of the Erickson Funeral Home. In doing so he passes on the funeral home to the next generation.  Tragedy hit when George’s wife passed away…

Muslim cemetery in India waives all fees for COVID-19 Victims

This week The Mahim Kabrastan Trust from Mumbai announced that they will be offering free burials for COVID-19 deceased Muslims.   The Mahim Kabrastan is one of the 15 cemeteries in Mumbai which will be taking bodies of those who passed…

Undigging the past of notable women thanks to a historic cemeteries grant

A grant has been awarded to begin researching the women buried in Oregon’s historic cemeteries.  The Oregon public agency Metro has begun an exciting new project diving into the stories of the women buried in the historic cemeteries. As a…

Shakeup for death care e-commerce as Google makes their shopping listings free

Google announced that starting this week listing a product for sale on their shopping tab would now be free.  The tech giant, Google, is going back to its roots and making their shopping tab platform Merchant Center free for e-commerce…

Scottish funeral director revives old funeral traditions to honor the deceased in times of coronavirus

Lockdown restrictions in Scotland have limited the amount of attendees allowed at funerals. A local funeral home director is stepping up to try and revive an old tradition for those unable to participate  to still be able to pay their…