Start of life questions and end of life questions are always in the news these days, together with issues to do with gender and with mental health. All these raise the deeper question about what it means to be a human person. In response, our Diocesan ‘Dialogue with Cultural Sectors’ team is planning an exciting Symposium. It’s on Medical and Social Ethics and is called “What does it mean to be human?”. The Symposium will take place at The Arc (formerly The Discovery Centre) in Winchester (opposite St. Peter’s Catholic Church) on Saturday 16th March 2024 from 10.00 am until 4.15pm. The Symposium features presentations from well-known experts and will be led by the popular motivational speaker, David Wells. It is open to people of all faiths and none, specialist and lay, to students and to anyone with an interest in medical and social care. The aim of the Symposium is to bring the Christian Tradition and its values into a constructive and fruitful dialogue with those of other viewpoints. Tickets cost £20, including lunch and refreshments, and are available on-line via Eventbrite. There will be two keynote presentations: “What does it mean to be a Human Being?” (Mgr. Michael Nazir Ali) and “How significant is the Sexual Revolution?” (Ryan Christopher of ADF International). Participants can also choose two of the six workshops on offer about issues to do with the start of life and the end of life, spirituality and mental health, gender dysphoria, respect in healthcare and the value-systems in contemporary healthcare provision. More details are available on the Eventbrite site.
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