Every Life Matters

Presentations by Dr. Margaret Somerville and Peter Stockland

Becky Kallal, sub-committee chairperson of education and health and Fran Lucas, national first vice-president and chairperson of education and health, attended presentations by Dr. Margaret Somerville and Peter Stockland.  Below are links to short versions of their presentations

Every Life Matters

peter-stocklandFantastic Hope and Where to Find It
It can be tempting for Christians to despair these days, when we witness continuing assaults on religious freedom and such cherished beliefs as respect for human life and world it shares. But for Peter Stockland, signs of hope abound, from the mundane experience of sharing a joke with a dying friend, to meeting a suburban mom who made an extraordinary effort to help fire victims, to covering a court decision that upheld the rights of a Christian university. Stockland, a senior writer at the Cardus think tank and columnist for the Catholic Register, finds hope even in the shame of an inner-city prostitute.
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dr-somervilleLove & Hope vs the Lethal Injection
How is that euthanasia, an act that would have been ethically unthinkable in Canada a decade ago, has morphed into a symbol of progressive, modern thinking? Is there any hope of stopping this kind of “progress” in our society? These are some of the questions internationally renowned bioethicist Margaret Somerville addressed during a seminar Saturday as part of a weekend conference on “Hope in Times of Ethical Dilemma.” Dr. Somerville believes that “history will see the legalization of euthanasia as the most world-changing decision of the 21st century and that they will view it with enormous regret.”
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