Tara Saracuse
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On November 7th, Dr. Janet Storch presented at Wonderful Wednesdays on the topic of Theological Responses to Medical-Assisted Dying. In May 2014, Dr. Storch was appointed the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada (ELCIC) representative to the Anglican Task Force “to study the theological ethics in current physician-assisted suicide, to review Anglican existing policy and educational resources, and update or provide additional resources for both to assist in activism with respect to government, and for pastoral contexts.” The following year she was appointed to a similar Task Force for the ELCIC. Both Reports significantly changed direction in theological thinking. In her presentation, Dr. Storch discussed and compared the process and outcomes of these two task groups and what these outcomes mean to us individually and collectively today.

Dr. Storch suggested many helpful web resources during her presentation, which you will find listed below, and she was also kind enough to provide her presentation slides, also found below. 

Anglican Resources:

In Sure and Certain Hope
https://www.anglican.ca/wp-content/uploads/In-Sure-and-Certain-Hope.pdf

In Sure and Certain Hope Study Guide
https://www.anglican.ca/wp-content/uploads/isach-sg-web-col.pdf

Care in Dying
https://www.anglican.ca/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/care-in-dying-scanned.pdf

Care in Dying Study Guide
https://www.anglican.ca/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/care-in-dying-sg.pdf

 

Evangelical Lutheran Church Resources:

Proposed Resolution from the Taskforce on Decisions at the End of Life
http://elcic.ca/Decisions-at-the-end-of-life/documents/2018TheCalltoFaithfullyJourney-ProposedResolution.pdf

1997 ELCIC Resolution on Decisions at the End of Life
http://elcic.ca/public-policy/documents/1997-AnELCICResolutiononDecisions.pdf