On January 20, 2017, the Center for Bioethics and Culture will host our third “Public Conversation” Live Event. Dr. Aaron Kheriaty will address the complex problem of depression from multiple perspectives—biological, psychological, social, and spiritual—and suggest resources for hope and healing. Kheriaty believes individuals suffering from depression, including patients facing a terminal diagnosis, should be accompanied with solidarity. In that light he believes assisted suicide and euthanasia represent abandonment of vulnerable individuals at the time when they most need healing and care.

Our last event has received over 3,000 views at Facebook Live and YouTube. This January event will be just as impactful. Please join us online or in person.

Friday, January 20, Pleasant Hill CA
A Public Conversation on Depression, Hope, and Healing
7:00pm doors open, refreshments. 7:30pm program begins
Tickets available here

This is just one of the ways that the CBC engages our culture around the issues of bioethics. Jennifer spoke to nearly one million people earlier this year at an open rally in Circus Maximus Rome, Italy.

In 2015 we launched a politically, religiously, and geographically diverse coalition to “Stop Surrogacy Now.” This coalition, which includes pro-choice feminists, leaders of the LGBTQ communities, academics, and international NGO leaders, continues to press against the global exploitation of women and children.

ssn-stop-sign-square-1600x1600-englishThis #StopSurrogacyNow coalition will host a major presentation in March 2017, at the United Nations 61st Commission on the Status of Women on the theme of “Trading on the Female Body.” We will call for all member nations to work together to prohibit surrogacy, the exploitation of women and their bodies, and the trafficking and trade of children.

In January 2017, we will begin recruiting our third cohort for our Paul Ramsey Institute. This program brings together some of the very brightest young minds studying and working in the area of bioethics for interaction with and mentorship under some of the leading thinkers in bioethics over the past 40+ years. Paul Ramsey anticipated many of the ethical challenges we face today, and the Paul Ramsey Institute seeks to instill his rigorous ethical approach and extend it to the next generation of thinkers.

All this is just the tip of the iceberg of what the CBC has accomplished and a small glimpse of what we’ve planned in the New Year (my calendar is already booking with speaking engagements into June of 2017!).

I cannot emphasize enough that all of this is possible only because of your faithful support of our work!

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