Dignity and Healthcare at End-of-Life: Abrahamic Faiths in a Bioethics Conversation


October 24, 2015

Claremont School of Theology
Claremont, California

Event Overview

This one-day event was hosted by Bayan Claremont and co-organized by the Initiative on Islam & Medicine, and sponsored by the Doha International Center for Interfaith Dialogue (DICID). A range of experts, including medical practitioners, academics, and religious leaders from Muslim, Jewish, and Christian backgrounds, examined theological, scientific, and legal dimensions of human dignity and of the healthcare practices and debates surrounding end-of-life. Participants acquired knowledge regarding current thinking at the intersection of religion and care of the dying across the Abrahamic communities, and become better equipped to engage the issues with colleagues, patients, and community members.

Details about the speakers and their talks can be found here

Opening Remarks

Panel 1: Defining Dignity: Theological Roots of the Concept within the Abrahamic Traditions

Panel 2: Moral and Medical Tensions in an Age of “Medicalized” Care for the Dying

Panel 3: Religious and Professional Narratives on Being Present and Witnessing the End of Life

Dinner Banquet Keynote Address