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Christian death traditions, rituals & beliefs

Christianity is the world's largest religion, and it offers a clear framework for understanding life, death, and everything in between. Christians believe in God, as well as the existence of Heaven and Hell in the afterlife. In Christianity, it's important to honor your loved ones who have passed on, but there is also peace in knowing the departed go to God in Heaven.

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By Joe Oliveto, BA in English

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By Belinda McLeod, BA in Secondary Education

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