The Association for the Culture of Remembrance is an independent association that has set itself the goal of raising awareness in German society about the value of dignified remembrance. Special attention is paid to the preservation of the traditional cemetery culture. At the same time, the Association is making a commitment to the future of all those involved in the cemetery business: from the administrators to the undertakers and gardeners to the stonemasons.
The Association for the Culture of Remembrance stands for three basic goals:
The Association for the Culture of Remembrance wants to intensify discussions around the value of cemetery culture in society as a whole, involving all stakeholders in cemetery management. The focus is on the multi-layered values of our mourning culture, which has evolved over centuries.
In order to be able to advocate effectively and strongly for the future of the culture of remembrance and thus for all companies with their employees, it is particularly important today to speak with a common voice. The Association stands for burial, as traditional burial in a coffin forms part of a mourning culture that brings people together and makes a contribution where nothing needs to be renounced. Burial in the earth is the truly natural burial. That is why the Association for the Culture of Remembrance has set itself the goal of building bridges between a range of interest groups. In this way, we not only want to strengthen the cohesion of the industry, but also to positively shape the future with the other trades of the cemetery industry.
No matter where in the world: economic interests must never take precedence over the interests of people. That is why the Association for the Culture of Remembrance campaigns for humane production conditions, especially in the countries of Asia, Africa and Latin America. By cooperating with the independent protection organisation IGEP and certifying member companies, the Association for the Culture of Remembrance wants to ensure that no products made with child labour are sold.