Real Life. Real Issues. A Four Session Bioethics Course

Real Life. Real Issues. A Four Session Bioethics Course

Join us for "Real Life. Real Issues. A Four Session Bioethics Course."


This interactive four-session course will discuss perspectives on real-life bioethical and ethical issues. These challenges often arise in life, and our faithful have often not considered and are not prepared to address them.

We will discuss these topics from the Armenian Church’s faith and teachings, and from a greater bioethics perspective. This course will be co-led by our Pastor Fr. Arakel Aljalian and Yn. Natasha Aljalian (M.Bioethics, J.D., LL.M. and currently a Fellow at the Harvard Medical School Center for Bioethics).

The course will be held on Mondays in March at 7pm in the St. James Parish Council Room.

Beginning of Life – March 4, 2019
Termination of Pregnancy/Abortion
Early Life Research
Genetic Testing

Who Do We Belong To? – March 11, 2019
Organ Donation
Genetic Information

End of Life – March 18, 2019
Euthanasia and Physician-Assisted Dying
Brain Death/Disorders of Consciousness

Suffering, Mercy, and Justice – March 25, 2019
What causes Suffering?
What do Mercy and Justice require of us?
What are our obligations to others?
Is our view of “charity” correct?

For planning purposes, please email if you would like to attend. All are welcome.