Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Euthanasia Expertise Available To Local London Clergy

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LONDON, ON – Local author and scholar, Lorna Gunning Fratschko, is delivering a series of workshops this fall to assist clergy in preparing for the euthanasia legislation as it impacts their parishioners and parishes. The first event, “Legal Implications for Clergy & Parishioners,” takes place September 12, 2017, at St. Stephen’s Memorial Anglican Church Campus, 727 Southdale Road East, London, Ontario.

During this workshop, the topic will be discussed in terms of the federal Euthanasia Bill C-14 and the provincial Euthanasia Bill 84. Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director of the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition, is the keynote speaker and will tie these pieces of legislation together, how they are applied, and the impact on clergy and their parishioners.

The Reverend Keith Nethery writes,
"It seems to me that Medically Assisted Death is poised to become a significant issue in a society that is consumed with living, but now having to come to terms with the fall out of that search. At the same time, with the increased acknowledgement of social justice issues, protecting the most vulnerable among us must remain key. It is time that the discussions on this subject in the faith community become much deeper and far ranging." 
Lorna Gunning Fratschko’s expertise is validated through the recent completion and publication of her dissertation, “The Euthanasia Debate: International Experience and Canadian Policy Proposals.” This paper has been read 879 times around the world. Now this expertise is being made available to clergy in the London area in order to assist clergy as they deal with this new reality.

These workshops offer a safe and open environment for discussion. Remaining seminar dates are October 17th and November 14, 2017.

Tickets are available at https://euthanasia-eventbrite.ca. The cost is $25.00 + HST each or $60.00 + HST for the series of 3 fall seminars.

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CONTACT: Lorna Gunning Fratschko, Living 360, 519-472-9060 or lmfratsc@uwo.ca

Lorna Gunning Fratschko, HBSc, MTS, MA

Lead Facilitator, Living 360

519-472-9060

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