On 13 August, The Archbishop of Sydney, Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP, will debate the influential ethicist, Peter Singer, on the topic Should Voluntary Euthanasia be Legalised?
The debate, to be held at Sydney Town hall, promises to be an important and insightful exchange.
Archbishop Fisher holds a Bachelor of Arts (Hons.), a Bachelor of Laws, a Bachelor of Theology (Hons.) from the University of Divinity, Melbourne and a Doctorate of Philosophy in Bioethics, from The University College, Oxford. He is a member of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, the body responsible for promulgating and defending Catholic doctrine, and rigorously defends the dignity of all human persons, in keeping with the teachings of the Catholic Church.
Peter Singer is a professor of bioethics at Princeton University. He holds a Bachelor of Arts (Hons.), a Masters of Arts, and a Bachelor of Philosophy from the University of Oxford. Peter argues that the ability to feel, and think rationally are the truest markers of personhood, making some animals more ‘persons’ than some humans. He is a supporter of the right to voluntary euthanasia for people with terminal or incurable illnesses.
More information can be found at http://www.euthanasiadebate.org/