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All articles & reviews tagged with ethics

News

April 2020
News > Ethics

GPs vote to remain opposed to assisted dying

Members of the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) have voted to remain opposed to a change in the law on assisted suicide. According to the governing council of the RCGP this will be its position for the next five years, unless there are ‘significant developments’ on the issue. The announcement came following a…

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Review

November 2019
Reviews > Book

Between Life and Death: A Gospel-Centered Guide to End-of-Life Medical Care

Dr Kathryn Butler is a Christ-centred trauma and critical care surgeon with years of experience caring for patients in the intensive care unit. She has observed relatives struggle to reconcile what is happening with their faith, asking questions such as ‘why is God allowing my loved one to suffer?’, and crucially, ‘when is it…

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News

August 2019
News > Church news > News in brief > Science

Andy McIntosh outreach event

At an evangelistic event held at a York hotel in May, thermodynamics professor Andy McIntosh spoke of atheism’s inadequacy to explain science, reason, ethics and meaning. He said, ‘This line of reasoning has resonated with unbelievers at these evangelistic events.’ Over 100 sceptics and believers attended with much discussion following.

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News

May 2019
News > Ethics > Society

Royal College of Physicians drops opposition to assisted dying

The Royal College of Physicians has adopted a ‘neutral’ position on assisted dying, after a highly controversial ‘sham’ poll of its members. The college surveyed its 36,000 members about whether the law should be changed to permit doctor-assisted dying. It found 43.4 per cent of respondents were opposed to a change in the law,…

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News

June 2017
News > Ethics

Ethics – Tim Farron hounded

British people back the right of politicians to say ‘gay sex is a sin’, a survey from the Christian Institute has found. The survey was in response to the public backlash facing Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron, who was hounded for his views on homosexuality, after he was felt to have been ‘evasive’ on…

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News

June 2017
News > Ethics

Ethics – Transgender rape

A man who self-declared as a woman has been charged with two counts of rape against a man. Katie Brannen, formerly Gavin Brannen, of Newcastle, is set to face trial in December 2017. According to reports in The Independent, Brannen appeared in Newcastle Crown Court accused of two offences of rape, after allegedly attacking…

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Review

June 2017
Reviews > Book

The Divorce Dilemma: God’s Last Word on Lasting Commitment

Marriage breakdown, a sad feature of western society, is also occurring all too frequently among God’s people. Christian couples are walking away from their marriage partners for all kinds of reasons and remarrying into adulterous relationships. Churches are giving inadequate instruction on marriage and divorce and are lax in their practice and discipline. Believers…

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