What Is a Death Cafe, and Why Are There Thousands of Them?

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Death comes to all. But heaven forbid it be mentioned.

 

Certainly not over tea and cake.

 

Yet people young and old are bucking social mores and having oh-so-morbid conversations about d-e-a-t-h—all while enjoying a civilized nosh.

 

They’re called Death Cafes—these meetings at coffee shops, cafes, libraries, even cemeteries, where philosophy, science, social responsibility and more merge under the umbrella topic: shuffling off this mortal coil.

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By Leigh Ann Hubbard

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