Faith & Life Sciences Reference Group (Canadian Council of Churches)
Members of the Canadian Council of Churches join this group in order to consider the implications of current rapid advances in biotechnology in relation to a Christian understanding of the nature and purpose of human life under God. The group monitors government policy; technological discoveries and, where appropriate, advocates for appropriate responses.
- Beginning Biotechnology Guidelines
Reflections on guidelines for Christians as we wrestle with the opportunities and challenges afforded by biotechnology and its discoveries. PDF document on the Canadian Council of Churches website.
- Guidelines for Ethical Reflection in Biotechnology
Talking points for discussion and reflection. Adapted from: Guidelines – Biotechnology Reference Group, Canadian Council of Churches.
- Life: Patent Pending
A discussion starter on the issues surrounding the patenting of life
- Becoming Human: On Theological Anthropology in an age of Engineering Life
A congregational study resource.