Have you considered attending "Christian Reflections on Dying Well in a Technological Society?" (Register by December 29, 2014) This event sponsored by the ELCA's Theological Discernment Team (January 7-8, 2015 at the Palmer House Hotel, Chicago) will bring together ethically attentive Christians whether ethicists, pastors, chaplains, teachers, or lay people around end-of-life questions.
On Wednesday evening the program will review two church documents on end-of-life issues: "A Time to Die – A Time to Live" (Community of Protestant Churches in Europe, 2013) and "A Social Message on End-of-Life Issues" (ELCA, 1993). On Thursday the program will feature three leading scholars: Austra Reinis (Lutheran), Reformation studies; Kenneth Doka (Lutheran), medical ethics; and William Buckley (Roman Catholic), medical ethics. The afternoon will be completed with a panel of practitioners (pastor, doctor, clinical ethicist, hospital chaplain). The schedule is full but also allows for small group discussion. This program is part of the annual Lutheran Ethicists' Gathering but is open to all. Further information and registration can be found at https://community.elca.org/LEG2015Registration. Specific questions should be directed to Heather.Dean@elca.org.