That they all may be one: Insights into English ecumenism

This report explores ecumenism in England. It focuses on Churches Together in England, identifying its strengths and the challenges it faces.

Forthcoming Events

Fiction or Gospel truth: can good stories tell a godly story?

Dr Paula Gooder and George Pitcher will discuss the nature and purpose of story-telling and the relationship between truth and fiction


Dignity and Dying

1st February 2016

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Although the UK Parliament recently voted against assisted dying with a notably sizeable majority, much confusion remains around the issue. In particular, campaigners for physican-assisted suicide have made a great play for the idea of dignity, on the alleged basis that dignity is predicated on little more than choice.

By placing the assisted suicide debate in a wider context of what it means to be a human being - living and dying - this essay, written by Andrew Grey, seeks to show how a true and complete understanding of humanity allows us to go beyond a debate about independence, rights and choice, and affirm a truly dignified life and death for people.

Dignity at the End of Life: What's Beneath the Assisted Dying Debate? will be published in the autumn 2017.

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