Honouring the dead

For many religious traditions it is time to reflect on mortality and the inevitability of death

“If we wish to die well, we must learn how to live well: Hoping for a peaceful death, we must cultivate peace in our mind ...” “Hinduism, like many traditions, has a conspicuous focus on death — Mem ento mori — ‘Remember that you must die’ ...”


MORE poignantly significant than ever in this Year of Plague, the end of October, beginning of November, is the time for many religious traditions to honour the dead. All Saints Day, All Souls Day, Halloween, Mexican “Dia de Muertos” — celebrated...

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