Bioethics and the Family: Continuing Education Series, Spring 2014

January 22, 2014 — March 31, 2014 (6:30pm - 7:30pm)
McGivney Hall

The Pontifical John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and Family announces the Spring 2014 Continuing Education course, "Bioethics and the Family." 

This course will study the personal character and meaning of the body as a foundation for bioethics. We will develop the main lines of an ethics of personal and family life, in which the human person as a created whole, corpore et anima unus, “is in the unity of body and soul. . . the subject of his own moral acts” (Veritatis splendor, 48).  As John Paul II said, we find in the body “the anticipatory signs, the expression and the promise of the gift of self, in conformity with the wise plan of the Creator” (ibid.).  This understanding of the human person will allow us to examine particular bioethical issues, to include the ethics of reproductive technologies, embryo transfer, abortion, death and euthanasia, cloning, and stem cell research.

The course meets on Wednesday evenings, 6:30-8:30 p.m., beginning January 22, and carries continuing education credits for the Diocese of Arlington.  The registration form is available for download at the right.

For more information, email or call 202.526.3799. The class fee is $150. 

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