CASE News 26 Feb 2009

February 26, 2009

  • 11 days to register for CASE Medical ethics conference: Saturday 21st March
  • Back copies of Case for CASE Associates
  • Latest posts on the CASE Blog

1. Christian perspectives on life and death - CASE conference on medical ethics

There are 11 more days in which you can register for our upcoming medical ethics conference. We’d love anyone interested in exploring a biblical perspective on a multitude of issues encompassed under the banner of medical ethics to join us.

The topics and speakers are:

  • Why should Christians be interested in ethics in Medicine? (Andrew Cole)
  • Ethical issues at the beginning of life (Megan Best)
  • Medical research involving children (Patrina Caldwell)
  • The ‘euthanasia debate’: clarifying the issues, the notion of autonomy and a Christian response (John Dearin)
  • Victorian abortion legislation—where does conscientious objection fit in? (Mel Cusi)
  • ‘My Soul Died When My Baby Died’: The Grief of Abortion (Melinda Tankard Reist)

There will also be a panel consisting of the day’s speakers when participants can ask any questions to do with bioethics.

The costs (including morning tea and lunch) are:

  • $40 for full-time students and pensioners
  • $60 for CASE associates
  • $70 for everyone else

The conference will run from 8.30am-4pm and will be held at New College in Sydney (UNSW). You can download the conference brochure and registration form from our website. Registrations close on Monday 9th March.

2. Back copies of Case 1-3 available for CASE Associates

We have put the first three issues of Case up on our new website and will continue to put up other issues over time. If you are a CASE Associate and would like to access these early issues you need to become a member of the CASE website by following the instructions here. If you are already both a CASE Associate and CASE website member you can find Case 1-3 here. If you would like to find out more about becoming a CASE Associate click here. We hope you enjoy our early issues of Case. The topics covered in Case 1-3 include:

  • Christian thinking on war and aggression
  • Exploring God’s relationship to time
  • Can science see the end?
  • Reconnecting faith and scholarship
  • Relationships research
  • Globalisation and religion
  • The fate of witchcraft
  • Building a Christian worldview
  • The biology and theology of gender
  • History, fiction and the Bible: do they mix?

3. Latest posts on the CASE Blog

In our CASE blog we seek to engage with issues and ideas that are relevant to contemporary life and welcome your comments and feedback.

Professor Trevor Cairney Director, Centre for Apologetic Scholarship and Education (CASE)

New College, University of NSW, 2052. Ph: +61 2 9381 1999 F: +61 2 9381 1909.

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