At the start of this semester, one of our MA in Bioethics students, Stephen Largent, wrote a letter describing his appreciation for CBHD's work, and urging those who can to financially support the work of the center.
Here is the letter in it's entirety:
"Dear Friend of CBHD,
The work of The Center for Bioethics & Human Dignity is a great help to me as a student, and I know it will continue to help me long after I finish my college years here at Trinity International University.
My name is Stephen Largent, and I’m a fourth-year student in the bachelors + MA Bioethics program at Trinity. I am in the biology, pre-med emphasis undergrad, and I plan on going on to medical school after I graduate.
When I came to Trinity, I honestly had no idea what bioethics was. During my first semester, however, I registered for an undergraduate bioethics course and quickly knew I wanted to study bioethics further. I saw that the field encompassed a number of topics I’d been interested in since high school, like gene editing, transhumanism, abortion, and more.
As my interest grew, I realized that I needed to ensure that the information I was receiving was biblically informed. The Center for Bioethics & Human Dignity is the absolute best source of truthful, well-researched information on bioethics, deftly intertwining ethical evaluation and theological orthodoxy.
CBHD engages the academic arena of bioethics and does a phenomenal job providing resources and continuing education for church leaders, doctors and lawyers, and those who understand the importance of knowing more about bioethics.
Being able to attend CBHD’s annual conference, read Dignitas articles, explore the CBHD websites, and know I received an ethical and biblical lesson is crucial to my learning and growth.
I find CBHD’s work to be invaluable to my aspirations to become a physician. I am learning bioethics from a Christian worldview as well as how to approach bioethical topics with those who do not share the same worldview.
Bioethical issues are among the most important of my generation, yet there are still many who, like me only a couple of years ago, don’t even know the term “bioethics.” Accurate knowledge of these topics is of utmost importance. The CBHD mission to provide reliable bioethics information from a Judeo-Christian perspective takes the work of many who, by God’s grace, have the desire to help engage in these hard conversations.
In short, The Center for Bioethics & Human Dignity cannot do its important work without your generosity. For the benefit of future doctors, nurses, and others in the medical field, please support the work of CBHD.
PS: CBHD’s work has been a blessing to my fellow students and me, and I will turn to their resources for years to come as I move to med school and my career. Please support their work today!"
Please consider supporting the Center for Bioethics & Human Dignity at https://give.tiu.edu/give/363126/#!/donation/checkout