Updates & Activities - Fall 2013

No items found.
No items found.
Back to Dignitas Issue

Paige Cunningham, JD

• Was interviewed about vocational stewardship by a class of nine DMin students from Covenant Theological Seminary. • Delivered opening session, “Framing the Discussion” at our 20th Annual Summer Conference in July.

• Taught the Intensive Institute Bioethics Course in July.

• Spoke at the TEDS/Trinity Graduate School chapel in September on “Indwelt by the Spirit.”

Michael Sleasman, PhD

• Delivered final session, “Reframing the Discussion” at our 20th Annual Summer Conference in July.

• Taught the Advanced Institute Bioethics Course, and guest lectures in the Intensive Institute and Basic Bioethics for Professionals courses in July


During the past months, we have been busy uploading a variety of audio and video resources. Recent updates include archived episodes of the Everyday Bioethics Audio Commentary, available at everydaybioethics.org. Additionally we have uploaded a number of videos from 2012-2013 events to our YouTube channel. These include videos from the November 2012 Academy of Fellows Consultation on the “Ethics and Theology of Synthetic Gametes” and the March 2013 launch event of Her Dignity Network.


Managing an Unexpected Prenatal Diagnosis: Critical Considerations for Counselors, Clinicians, and Friends

CBHD co-sponsored a one-day conference on prenatal diagnosis in July with The Jerome Lejeune Foundation, USA, Family Research Council, and Medical Students for Life. Sessions included presentations by David Prentice, PhD; Peter Smith, MD, MA; Mark Leach, JD, MA; Byron Calhoun, MD, FACOG, FACS; and Donna Harrison, MD. Topics ranged from an update on the accuracy and availability of prenatal testing methods, the relationship between prenatal diagnosis and termination, legislative and policy initiatives regarding prenatal testing and counseling, research into therapeutic treatments for genetic or congenital disabilities, as well as a session directed to communicating an unexpected prenatal diagnosis. Video of the sessions is available at cbhd.org and our YouTube channel.