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Posted inDeath & Dying, Parenting & Family

Consolation (without religion) for a grieving child

Reading Time: 4 minutes Guest post by Wendy Thomas Russell. Author of the forthcoming book Relax, It’s Just God, Wendy is a strong, funny, articulate new voice in secular parenting. Reposted from WendyThomasRussell.com. Consolation (without religion) for a grieving child by Wendy Thomas Russell Last week, an 8-year-old boy in Seal Beach, Calif., was orphaned in one of the […]

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Grief Beyond Belief

Reading Time: 2 minutes For atheists who need some support after experienced the death of a loved one, there’s a new Facebook group that could offer some help: Grief Beyond Belief. Grief Beyond Belief provides a safe space for atheists and other non-religious people to share and process the death of a loved one. Because bereavement is sometimes the […]

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Goodbye to Jack Kevorkian

Reading Time: 2 minutes Dr. Jack Kevorkian died earlier today at the age of 83. He was known as “Dr. Death” to most of the public but “Dr. Dignity” to a lot of Humanists because of how he helped people end their lives on their own terms. “Somebody has to do something for suffering humanity,” Kevorkian once said. “I […]

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Putting Together a Godless Funeral

Reading Time: 2 minutes Jon Canter‘s sister Rosemary died of cancer in March. In the last couple months of her life, she told Jon what she wanted her funeral to be like — neither she not Jon believe in a god, so it wasn’t the kind of funeral you’re used to seeing. But I think their decisions would make […]