Latest Paper in our Euthanasia & Assisted Suicide (EAS) Briefing Series: the Position Paper of the Abrahamic Monotheistic Religions on Matters Concerning the End of Life

Ahead of the inter-faith event, Assisted Dying: eugenics, euthanasia, and medicine, which the Anscombe Centre is co-sponsoring, we have published the next in our series of briefing papers on euthanasia and assisted suicide (EAS), the Position Paper of the Abrahamic Monotheistic Religions on Matters Concerning the End of Life produced by the Pontifical Academy for Life and signed by Christian, Muslim, and Jewish scholars and leaders in 2019.

The Position Paper was commissioned by Pope Francis at the suggestion of Rabbi Avraham Steinberg, who is a paediatric neurologist and co-chair of the Israeli National Council on Bioethics and whom the Pope had appointed as a member of the Pontifical Academy for Life in 2017.

The papers in our EAS series clarify the issues at stake in the social, political, and medical discussion, examining the definitions concerning, and practical consequences of legalising physician involvement in assisting a patient to end their own life, or directly causing their death.

You can read the full briefing paper series on its dedicated page on our website, here.

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