December 28, 2009
After writing InterfaithFamily.com's Guide to Death and Mourning for Interfaith Families, we realized that interfaith couples face added challenges in dealing with death. These challenges include differing cultural expectations about how to bury people and how to comfort mourners, differing religious customs and to a certain extent, traditional practices of the Jewish community that are discriminatory toward interfaith families in mourning.
It's important for people in interfaith families to discuss how they plan to deal with death before the issue is pressing. We hope that this new discussion packet for interfaith couples called Talking About Death and Mourning (PDF) (Also available in Word format) will be helpful. You can use it in a discussion group or in your family. Tell us whether it works for you.