Christian Perspectives on Death and Dying, Oxford Quaker Meeting House

29/04/2017, 10:00 - 17:00

£15 - £20

‘Christian Perspectives on Death and Dying’ is an ecumenical initiative aimed at supporting Christians to engage with current debates surrounding death and dying.

Join us for a day of conversation, reflection and debate addressing:
Advance decisions and ‘living wills’ – making end of life decisions for yourself
Withdrawing medical treatments – making decisions for those who have lost the ability to decide for themselves
Assisted dying – legal, social and theological perspectives

The event will be complimented by an art exhibition exploring ethical and legal issues surrounding the care of people in a long-term coma and the experiences of their families. Attendees will have opportunities to ask questions, engage in debate and think about their own faith throughout the day, with space being given for prayerful reflection.

Confirmed speakers include
The Most Reverend and Right Honourable
The Lord Carey of Clifton (former Archbishop of Canterbury),
The Right Reverend Dr Lee Rayfield, (Bishop of Swindon),
Revd Canon Dr Joanna Collicutt (Diocese of Oxford),
Revd Canon Rosie Harper (Diocese of Oxford),
Revd Canon Dr Sarah Rowland Jones (Diocese of Llandaff),
Usha Grieves (from the charity ‘Compassion in Dying’ charity),
Professor Sue Wilkinson (‘Advance Decision Assistance’),
Professor Jenny Kitzinger (Coma and Disorders of Consciousness Research Centre, University of Cardiff), and
Professor Celia Kitzinger (Coma and Disorders of Consciousness Research Centre, University of York).

Refreshments:
Lunch/refreshments will be provided in the ticket cost.

This event is being run in partnership with ‘Christian Perspectives on Death and Dying’ – an ecumenical initiative led by academics at Cardiff University aimed at supporting Christians to engage with current debates surrounding death and dying. See http://www.cardiff.ac.uk/research/explore/find-a-project/view/384030-christian-perspectives-on-death-and-dying

Disability access and facilities:
If you have any access needs of any type we would encourage you to contact the event co-ordinator Julie Latchem via email LatchemJM@cardiff.ac.uk or phone/text 07772265786.

Directions/Parking:
The Oxford Quaker Meeting House is at 43 St Giles, OX1 3LW. It has a red door and is a few houses away from the Eagle & Child pub and opposite the Lamb & Flag pub. We are about ten minutes’ walk from Oxford railway station, and reachable by bus via the Oxford Bus company or Stagecoach. We have very little parking in our car park at the back of the Meeting House – please contact office@oxfordquakers.org if you need a space because of disability or to load/unload or for some other particular reason. Otherwise, Park and Ride is probably the best option. If you get lost, please ring us on 01865 557373.

Please note: This is one of a series of ‘Christian Perspectives on death and dying’ events that will be held across the UK. Follow us on Twitter @XNdying for information about the full range of events.

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