A letter from our Chairman

Dear Friends of the CBC,

Thank you so much for your support. Our end-of-year appeal brought in over $175,000 which is being doubled by our generous donor to give us the basis of a much bigger budget for 2004 than we have had before. At the same time, we have new colleagues, developing CBC initiatives around the nation – including Joy Riley, MD, in Tennessee, Arun Tikoo in Chicago, Luci Gunderson in the Lake Superior region, – and a new partner in Virginia, Kelly Hollowell, JD, PhD. This is very exciting.

2004 will see a series of national projects. I have my next debate with Peter Singer – this time in Southern California. Tickets to this debate are on sale now and you can pre-order your copy of the debate in DVD or VHS format. We begin our graduate Certificate in Bioethics project with Covenant Seminary in St Louis (I’m teaching the first course myself). Our IMAGO network, that links professionals in bioethics, has its first conference (September). We shall be having a second round of our TechnoSapiens? discussion – this time in Washington, DC (October). And our web-based information and email newsletters will be upgraded dramatically before the end of February.

We hope you will make good use of our resources. We have a wonderful DVD set from the first TechnoSapiens? conference – the entire 24-hour event on DVD, perfect for library/school/church use. We have Group Publishing’s new 12-week bioethics/biotech small group course for Sunday Schools and midweek church meetings – with Chuck Colson and me, titled “Playing God”.

There’s so much more! We want to help you and your church and your colleagues think through these issues in the months that lie ahead. Join us!

With greetings,

Nigel Cameron
Chairman, The CBC