On October 14, 2020, the Council’s Faith and Life Sciences Reference Group (FLSRG) hosted its first webinar, “Faster, Higher, Better? Moral Bioenhancement and Christianity.” With expert panellists, engaging discussion, and over 130 participants, the webinar was a wonderful success and we are looking forward to future webinars from the FLSRG, which they hope to offer on a quarterly basis.
Human enhancement can be described as the natural, artificial, or technological alteration of the human body in order to enhance physical or mental capabilities. It raises moral, medical, legal, and social concerns about its applications in different fields.
Presenters included Dr. Moira McQueen, moral theologian, University of St. Michael’s College/Canadian Bioethics Institute; Rev. Dr. Tracy Trothen Ethicist, Queen’s University;and Michael Buttrey, doctoral candidate, Christian Ethics, Regis College.
In case you missed the webinar, you can view the video of it on our Youtube channel here.