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UNESCO Chair Hosts Jews, Christians, and Muslims in Jerusalem Bioethics Conferences
Date:12/12/2009

Gathering seeks to fostering the art of convergence and cooperation in global ethics among the three Monotheistic faiths using an academic model for dissemination and sharing of information and knowledge.

Jerusalem (PRWEB) December 12, 2009 -- A “Cry for Peace” is the emerging tone of the International Conferences on Bioethics and Religion being held December 13th-14th, 2009 at Pontifical Institute Notre Dame of Jerusalem Center. The UNESCO Chair in Bioethics and Human Rights (Rome, Italy) and the FIBIP (Federation of Centers and Institutes of Bioethics of Personalist Inspiration) are pleased to present conferences on “Culture of Life and Religion” and “Bioethics, Law and Religion in End of Life Issues.”

Hosted by the UNESCO Chair in Bioethics and Human Rights, established in two Roman universities, the Universita Europea di Roma and Ateneo Pontificio Regina Apostolorum, the conferences will be the first step in creating a permanent academic forum to promote dialogue and bioethical reflection in the light of human rights and duties addressed from different religious and cultural perspectives in an actively-advancing medical, legal and technological environment.

The conferences seek to foster the art of convergence and cooperation in global ethics among experts in bioethics coming from the great monotheistic religions— Judaism, Christianity and Islam. In the area of life issues there is a great deal of common ground shared among these three Abrahamic faiths. Advances in biotechnology and medicine are posing new challenges to which religion alone often cannot offer an adequate response. Through dialogue and mutual understanding, these experts are capable of bringing original contributions to these fields.

Bioethics is an interdisciplinary field addressing the ethical aspects of research and development in areas that include biolo
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