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James Martin, S.J.February 16, 2010

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 kgirman@princeton.edu

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

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William Lindsey
12 years 3 months ago
Thank you, Beth, for your witness (and David, for your reminder).
 
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.
12 years 3 months ago
Forty days for Life begins in your city tonight. What are you doing for the least of these this Lent?
David Cruz-Uribe
12 years 3 months ago
Eight men are scheduled to be executed during Lent.  What are you doing for "the least of these" (Mt 25:40)?
12 years 3 months ago
Does this sort of divisive anger seem appropriate you?
12 years 3 months ago
Frances Kissling and Peter Singer? Really? And this is supposed to be an "exciting" moment for dialogue how, exactly?
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.
Beth Cioffoletti
12 years 3 months ago
At 6pm EST tonight, the State of Florida killed Martin Grossman.
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.

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