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 GB News. 27/11/2023
The report from Theos found that financial pressures and fleeting religious beliefs were causing a “growing number of Britons [to] dispense with funeral rites altogether”.
The findings of the report were preceded by a foreword by Most Rev Justin Welby, who said he was shocked by the results. Referring to the death of his mother, he said: “People around us are increasingly sheltered from the physical reality of death, they know less and less about how they will die and how to cope with loss.”
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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