Funeral Tribute Archive Set Up For Humanists
Humanists UK, which has been providing humanist funerals for those who aren’t religious since the late 19th century, has revealed that it is establishing an online funeral tribute archive.
The idea behind the service is that people can share stories and memories of their loved ones and their lives for future generations to read and enjoy.
Politics.co.uk revealed that anyone who has their funeral service conducted by a celebrant registered with Humanists UK will be eligible to enter the archive. The organisation estimates that up to one million people could already be eligible to have their tributes lodged in the archive.
Families of those who have passed away can submit their script of the eulogy to the organisation, which will then add them to the archive.
Among the best known people to have had humanist funerals in recent years have been author Terry Pratchett, comedian Victoria Wood, and actor Warren Mitchell.
Chief executive of Humanists UK Andrew Copson told the news provider why he believes it’s so important to preserve these tributes or eulogies. “It tells the life story of the person who has died. This new archive will preserve these stories and make them available to future generations,” he stated.
Another way to commemorate someone’s life at the service is through a personalised funeral order of service, which can also be a nice memento for mourners to take away with them.
The Express recently reported that TV presenter Carol Smillie has become the first celebrity to be registered as a humanist celebrant, allowing her to conduct humanist marriages, funerals and child-naming ceremonies.
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