Monday, December 01, 2008

Euthanasia: A Christian Perspective

Contemporary Issue Ministry of Graduates' Christian Fellowship (GCF) presents:



Euthanasia: A Christian Perspective

19th January 2009
7.30pm-9.30pm

Venue: 420 North Bridge Road, #05-04 North Bridge Centre

"What is 'Euthanasia'? A Public Issue"
Speaker: Dr. Alastair Campbell
Director of Centre of Biomedical Ethics at National University Singapore.


"Euthanasia for Christians: Why, How and Because"
Speaker: Dr. Alex Tang
A paediatrician at the Johor Specialist Hospital and the Director of the Spiritual Formation Institute, Malaysia.


"Hospice & Palliative Care: Importance, Challenges, and Christians' Vocation"
Speaker: Rev. Dr. Tan Soo Inn
Chairman & Training Consultant of Graceworks and the Chaplain of Christian Medical and Dental Fellowship (CMDF).


About the Speakers:
Prof. Alastair V. Campbell is the Director of Centre for Biomedical Ethics in National University of Singapore. He is a former President of the International Association of Bioethics. In 1999, Professor Campbell was given the prestigious Henry Knowles Beecher award, which recognizes his lifetime of contribution to ethics and the life sciences. Professor Campbell is a member of the Bioethics Advisory Committee to the Singapore Government, and a Board Member of the Health Sciences Authority of Singapore.

Dr. Alex Tang is a pediatrician at Johor Specialist Hospital, an adjunct lecturer in the Monash Medical School, and the Director of Spiritual Formation Institute. He has his medical trainings from Malaysia (MD), Glasgow (DCH), Edinburgh (FRCP) and USA (FCCP). After obtaining a Master Degree from Malaysia Bible Seminary, he is now pursuing a Ph.D at Asia Graduate School of Theology. Besides numerous written articles on ethical issues from a Christian point of view, Dr. Alex has a few books under his authorship; 'A Good Day to Die' is one that specifically addresses 'euthanasia'. He is also an active blogger.

Rev. Dr. Tan Soo-Inn is the Chairman and Training Consultant of Graceworks, Grace@work ministries, and the chaplain of Christian Medical and Dental Fellowship (CMDF). He left the dentistry to pursue a pastoral vocation. Soo-Inn obtained his Master of Theology degree from Regent College, Vancouver. Later on, he obtained his Doctor of Ministry from Fuller Theological Seminary, California. Currently an Honorary Associate Pastor with Evangel Christian Church, his primary passions include connecting the Word of God to the struggles of daily life, and the promotion of the discipline of spiritual friendship. Soo-Inn's knowledge of hospice and palliative care are not learned from books... He loss his first wife to cancer.


The forum is free but registration is required as seats are limited.

Please register by sending an email to gcfsing@gcf.org.sg or call 63386283

4 comments:

Tay said...

Hi Sze Zeng

Thanks for the info. I'm thinking of bringing some of my church youths to this session.

Cheers,
Derrick :)

Sze Zeng said...

Hi Derrick,

That'll be great. Remember to register early to secure seats.

:)

Tay said...

Hi Joshua

Can you provide me with the weblink to this event? thanks!

Derrick

Sze Zeng said...

Hi Derrick,

This is the only site for the event. I'm organizing it for GCF, which I'm the honorary secretary.

http://www.gcf.org.sg

So, I'll glad to provide any further information that you need.

That said, I've to clarify that my views do not represent GCF's.

:)