Should Christians support the ‘right to die’?


Event Details

21 June 2021
20:00 - 21:00

Join us LIVE for this event on Monday 21 June for our first Gospel Issues seminar this year! You’ll also be able to interact with us live, by asking your questions in the chat section.

We’ll be live on YouTube and also on our Facebook page.

About this Event

It is currently illegal in the UK to encourage or assist anyone to take their own life – the offence carries a maximum penalty of up to 14 years in prison. But recently, there have been increasing moves to legalise euthanasia and assisted suicide in the UK, with some MPs predicting that it will be made legal in a few short years and the media now campaigning to make it law.

But what does the Bible have to say about euthanasia and assisted suicide? Is there ever a reason to help end someone’s suffering? Dr Peter Saunders answers these questions, calling Christians to help cultivate a culture of assisted living, rather than assisted dying.

We will be joined by Christian Concern’s Chief Executive, Andrea Williams and Head of Public Policy, Tim Dieppe for a Q&A straight after.

About the speaker

Peter trained as a general surgeon and serves as Chief Executive of the International Christian Medical & Dental Association (ICMDA), having previously been Chief Executive of the Christian Medical Fellowship. This involves leadership training, teaching evangelism and ethics, medical mission and media work. He is a council member of the Evangelical Alliance, and was previously campaign director of Care Not Killing.

More about the series

Gospel Issues is Christian Concern’s seminar series launched last year to inform and equip the church on issues that Christians are facing today. Whether we are aware of it or not, society is changing at a rapid rate, and many Christians are finding themselves at odds with the truths of the Bible and what is being accepted and promoted in modern society.

At the third Monday of each month, we will explore hot-button topics such as transgenderism, abortion, education reforms, marriage and Islam. These seminars aim to give Christians clear and compassionate ways of understanding, responding to and challenging the issues that are becoming ever present in schools, workplaces and churches.

Join us as we explore the ideological roots of the challenges around us and put on the mind of Christ as we think through the Biblical responses needed.

You can also watch all of our previous seminars for free!

“Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is — his good, pleasing and perfect will.” Romans 12:2

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