REAL LIFE. REAL ISSUES.
A FOUR SESSION BIOETHICS SERIES
The landscape of the society in which we live is quickly changing due, in part, to changes in medicine and modern technology.
This is raises important questions and affects our decisions about life, such as:
· Who grants life?
· Who decides when life begins and when it ends?
· What does “quality of life” mean and who determines what is a “life worth living?”
We will discuss these questions and more in the second year of our interactive “Real Life. Real Issues.” series.
We will discuss these topics from a bioethics perspective and considering the faith and teachings of the Armenian Church. The course will be led by our Pastor Fr. Arakel and Yn. Natasha Aljalian.
All sessions will begin at 7 pm.
MONDAY, MARCH 9, 2020
What is life and who creates it? We will discuss the creation of life, from God’s Creation of life, to modern day advancements in assisted reproduction, technology, and artificial intelligence.
BEGINNING OF LIFE
MONDAY, MARCH 16, 2020
When does life begin? Who decides? We will discuss the beginning of life, research on early embryos, and termination of life.
A “LIFE WORTH LIVING”
MONDAY, MARCH 23, 2020
What is meant by terms like “quality of life,” and “a life worth living” and who should decide? Who determines the value of life? We will discuss genetic engineering and testing and life decisions in the context of illness, disabilities, disorders of consciousness, and suffering.
END OF LIFE
MONDAY, MARCH 31, 2020
Who decides when and how life does, and should, end? We will discuss decisions at the end of life in the context of today’s society.
All are welcome to attend all or some of the sessions.
For planning purposes, please RSVP if you would like to attend by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
ST. JAMES ARMENIAN CHURCH
465 Mt Auburn Street, Watertown MA