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Mourning without a body

yesterday afternoon (monday 13th), 4.30-5.00pm, on bbc radio 4
death rituals in the absence of a body (presented by ernie rea) (in the beyond belief series) with …
• dr miri freud-kandel, fellow in modern judaism at the oxford centre for hebrew and jewish studies
• professor douglas davies, director of the centre for death and life studies at the university of durham
• dr chetna kang, consultant psychiatrist and hindu priest

“For the many families who mourned loved ones killed in the World Wars, the fact that there were no bodies to bury, no tangible evidence of death, made the process of grieving and letting go all the more difficult. But does it pose a problem religiously? “

(if you missed it, available at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b09dx93s)

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