Christian Perspectives on Death and Dying

This project provides opportunities for Christians from a wide range of backgrounds and denominations to explore issues around death and dying.

Working with existing networks and supporting the development of new ones, this project is focused around six conferences to be held across the UK in 2016-2017.

Debate and engagement at each conference will inform the development of a set of resources to support Christian ambassadors to run related future events.

This project is co-ordinated by Julie Latchem working with Professor Jenny Kitzinger at Cardiff University, together with colleagues and external partners.


'Death and Dying: Exploring Christian perspectives' (PI, Paristamen CIO charity award, 20K, July 2016-June 2017)


Our first two conference were held in Gloucester and in Cardiff in November 2016. Our next events are:

We are planning a conference in Oxford for early April, and in York for May.

Talks and discussions at each event will include Christian reflections on the ethics, law and practice around:

  • withholding and withdrawing life-extending treatment
  • advance decisions to refuse treatment
  • assisted dying.

The project team

Project co-ordinators

Professor Jenny Kitzinger

Director of Research: Impact and Engagement and Co-Director of the Cardiff-York Coma and Disorders of Conciousness Research Centre


This research was made possible through the support of the following organisations: