I picked up a new magazine at the airport called Eulogy – the world’s 1st magazine to celebrate life and death. There were not many advertisements in it except for some for Interflora, the Co-op, Cancer Research and the Woodland Trust. Articles included: Emma Freud on her dad; a soldier’s tale; a Samaritans volunteer tells her story; Boy George’s reminiscences about a friend who died; global funeral rites (China); how obituaries are written; poetry and comedy snippets about funerals and death. Everything, in fact, except religion. The Editor, Alfred Tong, states:
We have no religious remit, not any social or political agenda.
I was not expecting it to be full of religious anecdotes but I feel really sorry that it was so dismissed. Surely it merited at least one article?