End of life matters – the funeral
In this article, I’ll briefly respond to a number of questions about funerals. I’ll give my opinion as a relatively experienced pastor of the LCA (ordained in 1997), and I’ll also quote from the commentary on the funeral rite from the Church Rites of the Lutheran Church of Australia.
A good death: statement on the provision of high-quality end-of-life care
Death is part of our existence. Dying well is an important part of what it means to flourish as individuals and communities. We maintain that so-called ‘voluntary assisted dying’ (assisted suicide) is not dying well.
Life, Death and Hamlet: an interview with Gene Veith
Kimberley Pfeiffer discusses life, death and Hamlet with Dr Gene Veith during his recent tour to Australia. A timely discussion, given the current euthanasia debate in Australia.
What is mercy?
Mercy is a concept difficult to define, especially in the face of life-ending decisions. Inextricably linked are ideas about relief, respect and relationships.
Is this the year that euthanasia will become legalised in Australia? The pro-euthanasia campaign flags are flying and polls are showing that the public supports it. Kimberley Pfeiffer updates us on the status of the push to legalise euthanasia.
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