CDAS Seminar:  Religious Responses to Contemporary Western Death Practices
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CDAS Seminar:  Religious Responses to Contemporary Western Death Practices

CDAS Seminar: Religious Responses to Contemporary Western Death Practices

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University of Bath

Claverton Down Road

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A Centre for Death & Society Seminar

Date:Thursday 13 October 2016

Time: 14.00 – 17.00

Location: University of Bath, 3East 2.20 (tbc)

This seminar will explore religious responses to society’s policies and practices concerning dying, funerals and disposal of the body. The focus is contemporary western societies.


14.00     Promote, Oppose, Resist, Compensate: 4 ways religions interact with death practices
Tony Walter (University of Bath)


14.40     Outdoor Funeral Pyres: Davender Ghai vsNewcastle City Council
Shirley Firth (University of Winchester)


15.20     Coffee


15.40     'Our Bodies Belong to God’: Cardiff Muslims' response to The Human Transplantation Act 2013
Mansur Ali (Cardiff University)


16.20    Religious objections to end of life planning in the USA
John Troyer (University of Bath)


17.00     Close and depart

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