The way our society handles death and dying is broken in many ways.
Welcome to the Future of Death
Building a meaningful, eco-friendly, and equitable end of life
The modern funeral industry distances us from natural processes and poisons the earth.
The $20 billion funeral industrial complex turns bereaved individuals’ grief into corporate profits.
The technicians who vanish the dead behind closed doors can rob families of the experience of mourning.
The ability to obtain a good death differs drastically across race, gender, and socioeconomic lines.
The Order sees the value of critique, but focuses on solutions. We design practical resources, pursue new and amended legislation, and provide support for alternative forms of death care.
To help you make accurate and informed decisions about death, dying, and funerals, we’ve created a wide variety of resources grounded in accurate facts, science, and history.