What religions accept or condone cremation?

Protestants have no restrictions against cremation. Just as many Protestants choose cremation as in-ground burial. In 1963, the Vatican lifted the prohibition against cremation, but did not condone the practice. In 1983, Canon law was revised to allow both cremation and burial as a means of final disposition for Catholics. Although the church still prefers traditional burial over cremation, a rising number of Catholics are choosing to be cremated.