DEATH+ – is the Death Positive movement changing how we think about dying? May 27th – ONLINE

Does the death positive movement give false expectations of death being dignified, pain & fear-free or does it help us prepare for the end?

The Death Positive Movement (DPM) asserts that within modern society there exists a taboo on discussing death, leading to widespread death phobia and the denial of death. The object of the movement is to demystify death and remove these barriers, encouraging openness and acceptance, hence the name.

In this short talk, Anna from CEDAR Education will explore the multi-facted nature of the Death Positive Movement and question whether it forms another aspirational idea for us to live – or die- up to.

Anna Wilde holds an MA in Death, Culture and Religion and is currently finishing her second year (part-time) studying the Death Positive Movement for her PhD at the University of Birmingham. She is a Director of CEDAR Education, and works for Caring for God’s Acre, a charity which supports the environmental and built heritage of burial grounds in the UK.

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