ENGAGE LUNCH: Christian ethics and public engagement – the current euthanasia debate
SPEAKER: DR MEGAN BEST (UNIVERSITY OF SYDNEY AND INSTITUTE FOR ETHICS & SOCIETY, UNIVERSITY OF NOTRE DAME AUSTRALIA)
DATE/TIME: MONDAY 14 AUGUST, 12.30 – 2PM
PLACE: ANGLICAN DEACONESS MINISTRIES, LEVEL 1, ST ANDREW'S HOUSE, 464-480 KENT ST, SYDNEY
Join us on Monday, 14 August for this Engage professional development event for women with guest speaker Megan Best. Megan is a researcher, bioethicist and palliative care doctor. She currently works in the psycho-oncology department at the University of Sydney and at the Institute for Ethics & Society at The University of Notre Dame Australia. She has worked in health ethics for over 20 years and is passionate about encouraging the Christian public to live out their faith in the choices they make in medical care.
At this Engage lunch, Megan will share with us her knowledge and experience in Christian ethics and public engagement, focussing in particular on the example of the current euthanasia debate. Even though the majority of the public are supportive of a change in the law to permit euthanasia, the majority of palliative care workers are opposed. During this discussion, Megan will discuss end of life care in Australia and explore reasons for this mismatch in opinions. She will then talk about a Biblical response to supporting those people who are suffering at the end of life.
Limited spots, RSVP essential.
Engage is about bringing together and raising up Christian women for public engagement.
• Engage with like-minded Christian women
• Engage with professional development for more effective and imaginative public engagement
• Engage with ideas from leading Christian thinkers, creatives and professionals
• Engage into a space for deep theological reflection, robust discussion and genuine community