“Children of Abraham: Jewish, Christian, and Muslim Views on Stem Cell Research and Shaping Public Policy”

A Panel Discussion at The Jewish Theological Seminary

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Press Contact: Eve Glasberg
Office: (212) 678-8089
Email: evglasberg@jtsa.edu


February 25, 2011, New York, NY

Three eminent scholars from the religious traditions of Christianity, Islam, and Judaism respectively, will speak on each tradition’s view of stem cell research in a panel discussion to be held at The Jewish Theological Seminary (JTS) at 3080 Broadway (at 122nd Street, New York City) on Thursday, March 17. The event, entitled “Children of Abraham: Jewish, Christian, and Muslim Views on Stem Cell Research and Shaping Public Policy,” will begin at 6:30 p.m. and is presented under the auspices of the Louis Finkelstein Institute for Religious and Social Studies of JTS. Admission is free, but reservations are required. To register, email http://www.jtsa.edu/stemcell or call (212) 280-6093.

In addition to articulating their views on the status of the human embryo, the panelists will address ethical issues, including safety and protection of research participants, justice and access to care, allocation of public resources, and the proper role of religious views in a morally pluralistic society.

The panel members are:

Charles S. Camosy, PhD, assistant professor of Christian Ethics, Fordham University

Rabbi Elliot Dorff, PhD, rector and distinguished professor of Philosophy, American Jewish University

Muzammil H. Siddiqi, PhD, Fiqh Council of North America

Rabbi Leonard A. Sharzer, MD (moderator), associate director for Bioethics, Louis Finkelstein Institute, JTS

Since 1938, the Louis Finkelstein Institute for Religious and Social Studies of JTS has maintained an innovative interfaith and intergroup relations program that emphasizes conversation among diverse communities.

Visit JTS at www.jtsa.edu.

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