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One New Year’s idea: Have dinner and talk about death

Organizers hope hosts around the country will gather friends and families to talk about what matters in death and in life.

On one of the first evenings of 2014, Rosemary Lloyd, a Unitarian Universalist minister from Lincoln, Mass., plans to have a few people over for dinner. She says she will “light a nice fire, open a bottle of wine” and, if all goes as planned, get her guests talking about death.

The organizers of a project called Let’s Have Dinner and Talk about Death hope many such meals will take place around the country between Jan. 1 and Jan. 7. They have paired with an educational campaign called The Conversation Project to encourage people to mark the new year by digging into death. Continue Reading…

December 30th, 2013