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Cat Tully and Allie Bobak introduce this week's theme: Participation and foresight – putting people at the heart of the future

Constitutional conventions: best practice

Can contemplating death improve the quality of life?

Deep reflective thought about death can bring us closer to self-compassion and concern for the well-being of others.

Inside the alternative death care movement

From funeral cooperatives to green burials, there's a kinder, gentler, less expensive way to die.

Intersectional pain: what I’ve learned from hospices and feminism of colour

Might pain and oppression be like love—a simple thunderbolt at times, and in other circumstances complex and slow burning over generations? 

Can the end of life be an opportunity for social change?

Death and grief can nurture compassion, joy and solidarity, creating a revolution in the way we care for others.

Works of love: Cicely Saunders and the hospice movement

Profoundly rejecting the fatalistic response of the medical establishment, a new movement placed people at the heart of compassionate care at the end of their lives.

What I learned about living from dying of cancer

What makes for a good death in a just and sustainable world? A lifelong activist reflects.

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