Mid-Day Dialogue: Promoting a Consistent Ethic of Life

UST Spiritual Formation Series Sponsored by the Holloran Center for Ethical Leadership in the Professions

Date & Time:

Thursday, February 4, 2016
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM


MSL 244

In 1983, Cardinal Joseph Bernadin, in a lecture at Fordham University, first articulated what he referred to as the “consistent ethic of life.”  This ethic is grounded in the conviction that all human life is sacred, a sacredness rooted in the belief that we are all created in the image of God.  A consistent ethic of life means being pro-life across the board.

Do different faith traditions share Bernadin’s notion of a consistent ethic of life?  If so, how to they understand it and how is it reflected in their teachings and actions?  What makes discussion of a consistent ethic of life difficult?

Join Professors Teresa Collett and Mark Osler as they explore these questions from the perspective of the Catholic and Episcopal faith traditions.

This dialogue, sponsored by the Holloran Center, will be held from 12:30-1:30 and includes lunch. Given that lunch will be served, please RSVP to amdzik@stthomas.edu

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