I’ll be joining in a panel presentation and discussion tomorrow evening as part of a week long festival about dying, death and bereavement that we’ve been having here in Lewes, called ‘Mourning Conversations’. In the Festival’s FB announcement about this interfaith discussion I’ve been billed mistakenly as a rabbi. I need some good Jewish jokes to kick off my presentation I reckon!
There will be Buddhists, a genuine rabbi hopefully, and Revd. Peter Owen-Jones – amongst others.We will outline for the audience the main beliefs and rituals that our path holds around death, and then with questions from members of the audience, we will cover topics such as beliefs about death and whether there is an afterlife, customs and rituals around death, how you might prepare or help someone who is close to death, and so on. It should prove a very interesting evening. The event is at 7:30pm at The Foundry, 32 North Street, Lewes BN7 2PH on Thursday 9th June. The Festival’s facebook page is here.