Faith Seeking Understanding: Medical Assistance in Dying

Faith Seeking Understanding: Medical Assistance in Dying

ISBN 9781551266541

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Editor: J. Eileen Scully
Foreword: Archbishop Linda Nicholls
Contributors: See below
Paperback: 306 pages
Publisher: The General Synod of the Anglican Church of Canada (2023)
Language: English
ISBN-13: 978-1551266541
Size: 6" x 9"

Note: An advance reader copy of this publication was made available electronically in September 2023. The print copy is the final version of the publication.

Canada is one of few countries in the world where medical assistance in dying (MAiD) is a legal option and the number of permitted contexts (terminal illness, chronic illness, mental illness) is increasing. Faith Seeking Understanding: Medical Assistance in Dying is a collection of essays and reflections which have been compiled to assist theologically-focused discussions and to increase understanding of the realities of MAiD. This includes its impact on our communities, our role as Christians, and implications for the marginalized and vulnerable. healthcare and social justice, God's gift of life, and our call to care for those who suffer. 

All essays are firmly grounded by faith in the crucified and risen Christ, a desire to live in baptismal faithfulness in compassion and care, and a sense of call to be living out relationally the dignity and new life we are called to in God. 

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Individual contributors (in order of contents):

June Maffin, Cate McBurney, Trish McCarthy, Bruce Wheatcroft, Chris Salstrom, Donald Shields, Bertrand Olivier, Marty Levesque, Greg Clark, Chris Roth, Oz Lorentzen, Pilar Gateman, Greg Kerr-Wilson, Miranda Sutherland, Sister Kathryn Tulip, Paul H. Friesen, Peter Armstrong, Maggie Helwig, Angie Hocking, Chris Dow, John Berkman, Ben Crosby, Ian Ritchie, Jesse Zink, Christopher Brittain, Ephraim Radner, and Lizette Larson-Miller

Institutional contributors and sources:

Government of Canada website, 2023
Faith, Worship and Ministry Task Force, 2016
Anglican Church of Canada, 2016
ELCIC National Convention, 2019
The Anglican Diocese of Calgary, 2023
The Prayer Book Society of Canada, 2023