Faith and Life Sciences Reference Group (FLSRG)
Current Program Priorities (2018-21)
Recommended Resources from the Faith and Life Sciences Reference Group
Technology and the Image of God
This short collection of essays from representatives of several denominations is scholarly, accessible, and promises to inspire important and constructive debate and engagement with emerging technologies, biotechnologies and faith.
When Christian Faith and Genetics Meet: A Practical Group Resource
Does genetics contribute to or contradict our belief that we are created in the image of God? What ethical questions arise from using genetics in reproductive technologies? Is genetic testing for those planning to have children a responsible thing to do? These questions and more are explored in “When Christian Faith and Genetics Meet,” a curriculum with tools for Christian communities to critically assess the opportunities and risks of biotechnology.
About the Faith and Life Sciences Reference Group
Who can keep up with the dizzying pace of the revolutions in science and genetics? Who even knows what genetic technologies are now in development? What is life? Who owns life? Fortunately, the Faith and Life Sciences Reference Group (FLSRG) isn’t overwhelmed, but instead revels in the possibility of sharing ethical reflections on these developments and discerning principles for how best to respond.
Members of the Faith and Life Sciences Reference Group
- Dr. Mark Boulos, The Coptic Orthodox Church of Canada, Toronto, ON
- Lt-Colonel Jim Champ, The Salvation Army, North York, ON
- William Crosby, Anglican Church of Canada, Saskatoon, SK
- Rejo Zachariah George, The Mar Thoma Church, Richmond Hill, ON
- Dr. Emanuel Kolyvas, Orthodox Church in America, Montreal, QC
- Dr. Rachel Krause, Mennonite Church Canada, Winnipeg, MB
- Rev. Dr. Peter Kuhnert, Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada, Waterloo, ON
- Rev. Joan Masterton, Presbyterian Church in Canada, Stouffville, ON
- Dr. Moira McQueen, Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops, Toronto, ON
- Dr. Helen M Rosemary Meier, Religious Society of Friends (Quakers), Toronto, ON
- Dr. Mary Susan Thomson, The Mar Thoma Church, Toronto, ON
- Rev. Dr. Tracy Trothen, The United Church of Canada, Kingston, ON
Members are appointed by member churches of The Canadian Council of Churches. Additional members may join because of their interest and expertise in the topic. All members seek to develop a close working relationship with their church.
Organizations related to the CCC such as the Evangelical Fellowship of Canada, for example, may also be asked to collaborate with the group on different projects of mutual interest through ex officio representation at group meetings.