Open Hearts, Open Minds, Fair-Minded Words
We don't normally advertise upcoming events, but this one looks great. Bringing together a wide variety of voices on the question of abortion is this conference at Princeton University. Check out the participants:
Open Hearts, Open Minds and Fair Minded Words A Conference on Life and Choice in the Abortion Debate, Princeton University - October 15 & 16, 2010. Sponsors: University Center for Human Values & James Madison Program, Princeton University; Department of Theology, Fordham University; Center for Bioethics, University of Pennsylvania. To receive early notification when registration opens, please contact: Kim Girman, University Center for Human Values, Princeton University email@example.com
Inspired by President Obama’s address at Notre Dame in which he called on those on different sides of the abortion issue not only to work together where we agree, but also to engage in ‘vigorous debate’ with open hearts, open minds, and fair minded words. Here are just a few of the people you’ll join in finding new ways to think and speak about abortion:
HELEN ALVARE FRANCES KISSLING
SUNNY ANAND MARGARET LITTLE
CHRISTIAN BRUGGER RUTH MACKLIN
CHARLES CAMOSY MARK MERCURIO
ARTHUR CAPLAN JENNIFER MILLER
JOHN FINNIS DOROTHY ROBERTS
DAVID GARROW LISA SCHILTZ
DAVID GUSHEE PETER SINGER
WILLIAM HURLBUT JAMES TRUSELL
CHRIS KACZOR ROBERT VISCHER
M. CATHLEEN KAVENY LAURIE ZOLOTH
Your witness gives me hope.
The continued refusal of some Catholic pro-life supporters to listen seriously Pope John Paul II's clear statements about capital punishment has the opposite effect on me.
Come on, America. Get serious. This is why conservatives don't take very seriously calls from Liberals (Pres. Obama included) that we should have a "dialogue" on abortion.
During this hour I stood with others before our local cathedral, publicly expressing our opposition to the killing being done in our name. Our bishop stood with us.
There were not many of us, but there were people there from the diocesan Pro-Life office, as well as from the Pax Christi group. You might say that we are representing 2 sides of the same coin: the sacredness of life.