"Prepared by Christopher Newell and Christopher Pullin for The Social Responsibilities Commission, General Synod, Anglican Church of Australia".
Includes bibliographical references and bibliography: p. 59-65.
Includes discussion questions at the end of each chapter.
"This book asks difficult questions which at times we may find disconcerting. 'Euthanasia, Death and Dying' has been written to discuss these questions in an open way, and you may choose to read it as an individual or as part of a parish, organisation or discussion group. The aim is to explore further what we mean by euthanasia, the arguments for and against it, the official stances of the Churches, and to encounter some of the underlying theological theories." -- Foreword, p. iii.
Contents: Foreword / The Most Revd. Peter Hollingworth, Chair of the General Synod Social Responsibilities Commission -- Acknowledgements -- Introduction: Euthanasia, Death and Dying: A Pressing Issue -- Three Australian Stories -- Arguments For and Against Active Voluntary Euthanasia -- Social Policy and Law -- Social Policy and the Churches -- Medical Killing and People on the Margins -- Conclusions: Towards a Good Death -- Appendix A: Voluntary Active Euthanasia: Position Statement of the Australian Association for Hospice and Palliative Care Inc. -- Appendix B: A Guide to making submissions to Parliamentary Enquiries on Euthanasia, Death and Dying -- Select Annotated Bibliography.
The Advent 1996 issue of the International Anglican Family Network "tells of just a few of the projects, linked with churches, which are trying to alleviate the suffering and halt the spread of the disease. In this terrible situation there are signs of hope." Article includes reports from 12 different countries.
"Beryl Rule of `The Melbourne Anglican Newspaper' here recounts the courageous ministry of the Rev. Meg McKenzie who died last Easter."
Meg McKenzie was diagnosed with terminal bone and lung cancer shortly after being accepted as a postulant for ordination. In the last few months of her life she began a "ministry to another group in our community who are vulnerable -- the frail and elderly in nursing homes". Meg died on Easter Day, two months after her ordination as a deacon.
"We are all faced with questions of life and death, and how we respond to issues like euthanasia in a Christian way. The media and political discourse may leave us feeling unsure about how to appropriately respond. The Social Responsibilities Committee of the Anglican Diocese of Melbourne therefore commends 'Talking about: Euthanasia' written by Dr. Justin Denholm, a member of the SRC, for your critical analysis and discussion. This study guide is designed to help you think about and engage with the issues surrounding euthanasia in a Christian way". -- Foreword.
Contents: Foreword / Bishop Philip Huggins, Chair, Social Responsibilities Committee, Anglican Diocese of Melbourne -- Leader's notes -- Justin Denholm, Centre for Applied Christian Ethics, Ridley Melbourne Mission and Ministry College -- Definitions -- Euthanasia: a Christian worldview perspective -- Biblical themes -- Systematic considerations -- Application -- Study guides -- Further reading and resources.
Study guides section contains: Session 1: Aging and caring -- Session 2: The image of God -- Session 3: Talking about euthanasia.
Document downloaded from Diocese of Melbourne website with cover story dated 10 February 2011 at: