CASE News 4 February 2009

February 04, 2009

  • Less than 7 weeks to go! CASE Medical ethics conference: Saturday 21st March
  • New CASE website now live!
  • Latest posts on the CASE Blog
  • Can you contribute to CASE?

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

We are excited about a one-day CASE conference that is planned for the21st March this year on the topic: ‘Medical ethics: Christian perspectives on life and death’. This is our first attempt to bring to Sydney a forum where those interested in a biblical approach to the very topic issue of medical ethics can meet like-minded colleagues.  The conference will cover a broad sweep of ethical issues in the medical field. We think it will be a vital day for students and practitioners in the health professions, for Christian workers and indeed, for all Christians.

The topics are:

  • Why should Christians be interested in ethics in Medicine?
  • Ethical issues at the beginning of life
  • Medical research involving children
  • The ‘euthanasia debate’: clarifying the issues, the notion of autonomy and a Christian response
  • Victorian abortion legislation—where does conscientious objection fit in?
  • ‘My Soul Died When My Baby Died’: The Grief of Abortion

There will also be a panel consisting of the day’s speakers (Andrew Cole, Megan Best, Patrina Caldwell, John Dearin, Mel Cusi and Melinda Tankard Reist) 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. New CASE website:

The latest, completely revamped version of our website is now live. We hope the CASE website will be a good resource base for Christian apologetics and a meeting point for anyone interested in learning about, discussing and contributing to Christian apologetics. Visit to have a look at our new site and:

  • Access written and audio-visual content that will help you as you develop or seek to understand a Christian perspective on many issues and ideas in your thinking, research and teaching. Note that quite a few of these resources are restricted for the use of CASE Associates.  If you are interested in finding out more about becoming a CASE Associate click here.
  • Read samples from all 17 issues of Case magazine.
  • Keep up-to-date with CASE news and events.
  • Read the latest from our CASE blog.

We will soon open CASE discussion forums on our website. More information should be available in our next CASE News.

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.

4. Can you contribute to CASE?

We are always keen to receive well-researched and well-written submissions on topics of relevance to Christian apologetics. Although we cannot promise that we will publish your submission (either in Case magazine or on our website), we are keen to hear your ideas. Our website will give you some idea of the types of articles we are looking for. Contact us if you think you can contribute.

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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