mission of the Funeral Ethics
Organization is to promote ethical dealings in all death-related
transactions by working for better understanding of ethical issues
among funeral, cemetery, memorial industry practitioners, law
enforcement, organ procurement organizations, and state agencies, as
well as better understanding between these and the general public.
Love is both
a website and a printed guide, prepared by a completely volunteer cadre
of home funeral advocates across America, designed to promote home
is a nation organization which promotes green and loving
family-directed home funerals.
Crossings is a home funeral and
green burial resource center intending to foster the integration of
dying and after-death care back into family and community life.
Trade Commission is very involved in regulating the commercial
funeral industry via the funeral rule. Their website provides
information for consumers
regarding there funeral care rights, useful publications and a
mechanism for filing complaints.
Commission is responsible for the regulation and
supervision of for-profit cemeteries, cemetery management
sales organizations, cemetery brokers and individual pre-need cemetery
salespeople licensed under the laws of North Carolina.
The North Carolina
Board of Funeral Service is responsible for the administration and
regulation of the profession of funeral service in North Carolina. The
Board reviews applications, administers examinations, licenses
qualified applicants, and regulates the professional practice of the
licensees throughout the State. Complaints are investigated, and those
requiring further action are scheduled for a hearing before the Board.
Dignity: Five Wishes is a popular "living will" option that uses
simple language that some consumers might want to consider as well.
One of our members
has written an essay
on home funerals
in The Christian Century
We also have
provided a few links to some commercial