Inside the global trend of 'death cafes'

February 2, 2015 4:41 PM

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Inside the global trend of 'death cafes'

People around the world are meeting over tea and cakes to talk about death—in surprisingly lighthearted ways. Created by a Swiss sociologist, so-called "death cafes" are designed to give people a positive atmosphere in which to discuss all matters surrounding human mortality, Prospect Magazine reports.

The concept has taken off, too, with a death cafe website and more than 1,400 death cafes held in 26 countries over the past three years.

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