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Let us spread our dead ashes as we want to
"Let us spread our dead ashes as we want"

"Debater: Begravningslagstiftningen in need of reform"

"This is an opinion piece. It is the writer who stands for the views that are put forward in the text, not Against."

"the DEBATE. In its current form causes begravningslagstiftningen unnecessary suffering for the survivors. This, then, the right to store, share or spread the ashes of a loved person's death is highly circumscribed. These laws therefore need to be revised fundamentally."

"Try to imagine the grief of the parents who lost their daughter to then be informed that it is not allowed to store the ashes of their beloved children at home – despite the fact that it was his daughter's and the parents' common wish. Or feel the powerlessness of the man who lost his wife abroad and upon returning home received the urn seized and tvångsbegravd, for the same reasons. "

"These are the authentic example of the consequences of the current begravningsordningen."

"the Current law was formulated in 1990 and is heavily influenced by the fact that Sweden had a state church. Since then, the state church abolished, the number denoting themselves as non-religious has increased, and many new swedes with the other beliefs were added."

"The current legislation is based on traditional christian beliefs, something that is inappropriate because the state should be religiously neutral. It is therefore high time to reformulate the begravningslagstiftningen with the starting point that the desire of the deceased and the survivors, as far as possible, be prevented by religious beliefs they themselves do not embrace. "

"An obvious first step would be to not even the funeral services, so that burials are no longer administered by the Swedish church but by a neutral operator under public democratic control."

"in Addition to this, the legislation surrounding how the ashes would have to be reformed. Today cremated over 80 per cent of deceased in Sweden. After askberedning there remains only the dust of the deceased, then the materials such as nails, prostheses, and other is separated out and recycled. The ashes of the cremated are then transferred to the urns."

"the Handling of this urn is surrounded today by unnecessarily strict rules. For example, you cannot store the ashes of a beloved person in the home. There is no rational reason for this order. Furthermore, the allowed hemförvaring of urns in a number of other countries, e.g. in great Britain and in a number of american states. Even the Pope allows ”in serious and exceptional cases” hemförvaring of the urns."

"in Addition to hemförvaring must surviving in Sweden have a special permission if they wish to share the ashes, a not uncommon preference among the immigrant who may wish to have his ashes scattered in the two countries, or among parents who want to bury the ashes of their deceased children in the two family tombs."

"To the relatives spread the ashes myself currently requires a special permit if own spread. However, it is only possible to get permission for the dissemination of natural areas or in the sea and lakes with the distance from the country. This despite the fact that the dust is not environmentally different from the other ashes. Dissemination should therefore rather be an issue that mainly concerns the survivors and in accordance with the deceased's wishes."

"What comes jordbegravningar, belong to most burial grounds of the historic grounds of the Swedish church. Provisions on how the graves may be left up to the various kyrkogårdsförvaltningar, covering everything from gravstenars design to nal appearance. The christian management makes the rules formed out of christian beliefs, something that of course can be discriminatory."

"Today's begravningslagstiftning is heavily influenced by the christian part of the Swedish history of the contemporary people's wishes. But that the state keeps very traditions are unfortunate when it comes to such a sensitive aspect of people's private lives."

"In the health - care taken into account the feeling for the context. It includes the key words comprehensibility, manageability and meaningfulness. With the current anachronistic begravningslag and regulation are few or no opportunities to achieve these key words for those who lost a beloved person."

"the Question of burial practices that fit citizens is a pure anständighetsfråga that is not party political at all. We therefore call on the government to urgently address the case for reform."

"Anna Bergström, chairman HumanisternanUlf Gustavsson, secretary HumanisternanPatrik Lindenfors, member of the board HumanisternanBirgitta Wallin, ceremoniansvarig Rabelais, the board of directors"

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