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Christian Perspectives on Death and Dying.

posted 3 Apr 2017, 05:52 by CTH Webmaster   [ updated 14 Jun 2017, 07:52 ]

Cardiff University has organised a day conference in Oxford as part of a national ecumenical project supporting Christians to engage with issues around death and dying.  The Oxford event is the fifth in a series of six, and they have found that both Clergy and lay Christians have found the events to be informative and thought provoking.

The conference day 'Christian Perspectives on Death and Dying' will focus on the discussion of advance decisions, providing and withholding medical treatments, and the assisted dying debate.  A short summary is below: 

Christian Perspectives on Death and Dying

Saturday 29th April 2017

10:00am – 5:00pm

Quaker Meeting House, St Giles, Oxford

All are welcome to join us at this ecumenical gathering organised by Cardiff University for a day of conversation, reflection and debate addressing:

• Advance decisions (‘Living Wills’)

• Providing/Withdrawing medical treatment

• Assisted dying – legal, social and theological perspectives

Speakers include: 

Lord George Carey, The Right Revd Lee Rayfield - Bishop of Swindon,  Revd Canon Rosie Harper (Diocese of Oxford), Revd Canon Dr Sarah Rowland Jones (Diocese of Llandaff), Professor Jenny Kitzinger (Cardiff University), Usha Grieve (Compassion in Dying), Professor Celia Kitzinger (University of York). Professor Sue Wilkinson (University of York) and Professor Dominic Wilkinson (The Oxford Centre for Neuroethics).

Tickets £20 (includes lunch)