The Human Life Task Force, established as part of Faith Worship, and Ministry and its Ethics and Interfaith Relationships Working Group, had its inaugural meeting in November of 2005. Called together to ‘reflect theologically on the ethical issues surrounding bio-technologies, euthanasia and assisted suicide, reproductive technologies and human cloning and to monitor ongoing developments in these areas’ (General Synod resolution, 2001), the Task Force met by teleconference in the summer of 2005 and met face to face in Toronto last month.
- Duty of Care Case Studies: Scenarios for discussion of clergy responsibilities in face of a pandemic.
- Pandemic Preparedness: The task force has been considering the theological and ethical challenges that we will face in the event of a pandemic.
- A report of the residential meeting of the newly formed Human Life Task Force, November 10-12, 2005