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Christian Death Rituals and Fantasy Coffins

In Ghana, the death of a Christian is a reason for celebration, and Saturday is set aside for funerals, which are major social events bringing together far-flung families. For the financially successful, coffins are often highly decorative and may be in the form of an animal for a hunter, a crab or fish for a fisherman, or a bus for a bus driver. Indeed, these beautiful coffins have become collectibles in their own right. In a 3¾-minute news video prepared for Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly, correspondent Fred De Sam Lazaro explores the cultural meanings and practices attached to Christian death rituals in Ghana.

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