Love, Grief, and Hope: Emotional responses to death and dying in the UK
Madeleine Pennington and Nathan Mladin’s report examining emotional responses to death and dying in the UK. 27/11/2023
Theos’s report Love, Grief, and Hope: Emotional responses to death and dying in the UK features in The Times. 27/11/2023
Less than half of people want a funeral when they die, a study has found, prompting the Archbishop of Canterbury to warn that society is forgetting how to “cope with loss”.
The report’s authors, Madeleine Pennington and Nathan Mladin, noted that death is often something that is “hidden” and takes place “behind closed doors” much more so than in the past, when it would have been more common to gather at a loved one’s deathbed in their final moments.
Love, Grief, and Hope: Emotional responses to death and dying in the UK, published earlier today, examines emotional responses to death and dying in the UK, presenting the findings of a nationally representative poll commissioned by Theos and conducted by YouGov.
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Madeleine is Head of Research at Theos. She holds a doctorate in theology from the University of Oxford, and previously worked as a research scholar at a retreat and education centre in Philadelphia. She is the author of ‘The Christian Quaker: George Keith and the Keithian Controversy’ (Brill: 2019), ‘Quakers, Christ and the Enlightenment’ (OUP, 2021), ‘The Church and Social Cohesion: Connecting Communities and Serving People’ (Theos, 2020), and ‘Cohesive Societies: Faith and Belief’ (British Academy, 2020). Outside of Theos, she sits on the Quaker Committee for Christian and Interfaith Relations.
Posted 27 November 2023
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