Death Cafe – what is it?
At one of our meeting for worship for businesses last year we had, on our agenda, the possibility of running a Death Cafe as mentioned in the Friends House newsletter.
Excerpts from website:
Welcome to Death Cafe
At a Death Cafe people drink tea, eat cake and discuss death. Our aim is to increase awareness of death to help people make the most of their (finite) lives.
Talking about death
To date we’ve held 3821 Death Cafes. These never involve agendas, advertising or set conclusions. Interesting conversations are guaranteed!
Host a Death Cafe
People who adopt the model set out in our guide are welcome to set up their own Death Cafes. So far we’ve held Death Cafes in 40 countries.
About this Death Cafe
We both think that Death Cafes are a great idea and like the recommended approach of providing a space where everyone has permission to talk about the mental, emotional, spiritual and practical aspects of death.
We find that each Death Cafe is uniquely different and inspiring, so do come, even if you have been before!
About Fred and Annette
Annette and Fred are Quakers from Kingston Meeting. Annette is also an Interfaith Minister and therapist and has many years experience in supporting the bereaved and dying. Fred has a long standing interest in end of life issues and is a member of the Quaker Group “Concern for Dying and Death”.
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