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. 28/11/2023
“What are you going to do when you die? I occasionally plan my funeral”, writes Alice Thomson from The Times.
Many who want to avoid a funeral are, I suspect, lonely. They have outlived most contemporaries or lost contact with friends and colleagues, their family has dwindled, they may have no close relatives and they think no one in the community would come to their wake.
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 28 November 2023
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