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FCA and CFA National Funeral Price Survey Results

FCA and CFA National Funeral Price Survey Results
October 15, 2015 JUST RELEASED NATIONAL SURVEY RESULTS: The Cost of Dying is Variable and Non-Transparent Press Teleconference Reveals New Data on Costs, Price Disclosures and Laws Which Fail to Protect Bereaved Consumers. The Full Press Release can be found here and is excerpted below. Washington, D.C. – "Today, the ...
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Consumer group survey: Funeral costs vary in Philly, but prices difficult to compare

Consumer group survey: Funeral costs vary in Philly, but prices difficult to compare
By Elana Gordon for WHYY Newsworks Determining the costs of funeral services can be really difficult in Philadelphia, according to a new survey from the Funeral Consumers Alliance and the Consumer Federation of America. Federal law mandates that funeral homes give price lists to consumers who walk in the door, but if you're ...
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Hindu Funeral Traditions

Hindu Funeral Traditions
Background on Hinduism Hinduism is the dominant religion of the Indian sub-continent and the third largest religion in the world, with around a billion followers. It is also widely held as the oldest organized religion in the world. Hinduism is considered to be a fusion of ancient cultural traditions from ...
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Funeral for one: Why burial decisions still matter when you don't have kids

Funeral for one: Why burial decisions still matter when you don't have kids
Looking ahead to end-of-life decisions is never easy. But having children, or close family members, sometimes tidies the to-do list. You choose a burial site where your kids can easily travel. There's an obvious loved one to handle all the decisions and paperwork. So individuals who don't have children — ...
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Quaker Funeral Traditions

Quaker Funeral Traditions
About The Quaker Religion Although Quakerism has evolved greatly since the outset, its founding principle still prevails throughout the religion. This primary belief is that the ‘inner light’ of Christ (and by extension, God) lives inside the soul of every human. And, thus, this ‘light’ should be cultivated individually without ...
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The Difference Between A Viewing and Visitation

The Difference Between A Viewing and Visitation
A viewing or visitation gives family and friends a place and time to gather, grieve, and console one another. But what is the difference between them? Defining a Viewing and Visitation Viewing A "Viewing" is when the body is present in an open-casket. Visitation At a "Visitation" the body may be ...
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VIDEO: Everything You Need to Know About The Good Death

VIDEO: Everything You Need to Know About The Good Death
The Good Death | Dying on Your Own Terms Irina Jordan, founder of Artisurn talks about the "good death" and all that it entails on this TEDX Talk. From green burials, to home funerals to death doulas, to death with dignity laws, Irina neatly sums up all the good ways to die in the ...
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$100,000 from AOL Founder Down to 8 Finalists Read

$100,000 from AOL Founder Down to 8 Finalists Read
By Jared Shelly for PhillyMag After more than 130 Philly companies applied, the quest for a $100,000 investment from one of the world’s best-known angel investors has narrowed to eight semi-finalists. Steve Case — AOL founder and champion of tech cities not named Silicon Valley, San Francisco and New York — will make the investment on Sept. 29 after ...
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Eastern Europe Funeral Customs

Eastern Europe Funeral Customs
Eastern Orthodox Influence Funeral traditions in Eastern Europe are guided heavily by the Christian beliefs of the Eastern Orthodox Church. The Orthodox Church officially separated from the Roman Catholic Church in the year 1054. This historical event is known as the Great Schism. Today, the Eastern Orthodox Church is the ...
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East Asia Funeral Customs

East Asia Funeral Customs
This section provides an overview of funeral rituals and customs in East Asia. Click on one of the following countries to skip to that section and learn about the specific and unique funeral practices of China, South Korea, Vietnam and Philippines. Basic Spiritual Beliefs A common belief in East Asia is that the spirits ...
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