19.1 C
Sunday, December 10, 2023

Christian communities in Britain to change burial methods, adopt eco-friendly ways


Share post:


With the increasing awareness all across the globe related to the environment and its wellness, even the methods of last rites are changing. In Britain, different communities from Christianity have come together after thousands of years, in order to turn their traditions of conducting last rites into environment-friendly ones. Keeping in mind the religious, traditional and practical viewpoints, these communities are brainstorming to come up with methods which would lead to lesser pollution.

On Monday, during the common meeting between Britain’s Church of England and other prominent churches of the Christian communities, they tried to reach a consensus on decomposing dead bodies in water or producing manure out of them, rather than cremating or burying them. The options of eco-friendly methods of performing last rites from all across the globe were also looked at.

The method of disposing a dead body off using water is known as ‘aquamation’, under which the dead body is kept for 3-4 hours in a cylinder filled with water, which has alkalis like potassium hydroxide mixed in it. And ‘terramation’ is a process for the final disposition of the dead body wherein the body is turned into compost with the action of microbes, after all foreign objects like pacemakers are taken out of the body for the process.

Sonakshi Datta
Sonakshi Datta
Journalist who wants to cover the truth which others look the other way from.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Related articles

Mayawati’s nephew Akash Anand announced as next BSP chief

On Sunday, December 10, Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) National President, Mayawati, announced her 28-year-old nephew, Akash Ananad, as...

Vishnu Deo Sai to be Chhattisgarh CM, says ‘Will work for Modi Ki Guarantee’

Ending the suspense over who the Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh will be, the Bharatiya Janata Party, on Sunday,...

BSP Amroha MP Danish Ali suspended for ‘anti-party’ activities

On Saturday, December 9, the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) suspended its Lok Sabha MP from Amroha, Danish Ali,...

‘Serious misdemeanours call for severe punishment’, says Ethics Committee report as TMC MP Mahua Moitra stands expelled from LS

On Friday, December 8, TMC MP Mahua Moitra was expelled from the Lok Sabha, in the ‘cash-for-query’ case....