Aug 09 2017

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We are interested in openly exploring ways of understanding religious faith in an increasingly secular world.

This is our way of saying what the national Sea of Faith body says are its aims, viz. “The Sea of Faith Network is an association of people who have a common interest in exploring religious thought and expression from a non-dogmatic and human-oriented standpoint.”

We welcome anyone, linked with a church or not, who wishes to share in our search.

We meet the fourth Thursday of each month at the St John’s Church Hall, Corner of Wright Street and Highgate, Maori Hill, at 6.00 pm. Tea and coffee available from 5.30 pm. The programme will start at 6 pm. Contribution $5.

Next Meeting:

Exploring Meaning in Life
Euthanasia Debate
Discussion led by
Marjorie Spittle
Thursday, 24th AUGUST
St John’s Church Hall,
Cnr Wright Street
& Highgate
Tea and Coffee
will be available from 5.30pm
The programme will start at 6.00pm
Contribution – $5

With David Seymour’s End of Life Bill coming up in the near future it seems an opportune time for us to visit the euthanasia question again and look at any new developments that may aid us in making informed decisions. Whatever our persuasion on this matter it presents some complicated issues. As a past member, Roberta Highton, wrote: “The devil is in the detail”. It is one of those ‘new’ scenarios where we are not able to fall back on the wisdom of the past but
have to find ethical approaches for a contemporary challenge.
We will look at some of a power point presented at a recent U3A meeting by Dr Simon Walker from the Bioethics Centre of the University and have plenty of time for discussion.
The last moments of King George V
The Guardian Weekly 31st March 2017 by Sam Knight
“The King’s life is moving peacefully towards its close,” was the final notice issued by George V’s doctor, Lord Dawson, at 9.30pm on the night of 20th January 1936. Not long afterwards, Dawson injected the king with 750mg of morphine and a gram of cocaine – enough to kill him twice over – in order to ease the monarch’s suffering, and to have him expire in time for the printing presses of the Times, which rolled at midnight.

Explaining the Bill: http://www.lifechoice.org.nz/
Opposing the Bill: http://euthanasiadebate.org.nz/resources-2/end-of-life-choice-bill/

(These links are available at the bottom of the list of links on the left on the home page)

Alan Jackson

Newsletter Editor
55 Evans Street
DUNEDIN 9010
Ph: 473 6947
alanjackson@xtra.

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We are associated with The Sea of Faith Network NZ