CL.006 Abortion and the Church: Where Do Christians Stand in the Life and Death Debate?

Taught by Rev. Dr. Rodger Nishioka, 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 16, Rooms 132/133 and via Zoom
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As in many issues of the day, faithful Christians stand on all sides of the current debate on abortion. The Presbyterian Church (USA) General Assemblies, the biennial gathering of ministers and ruling elders, has made numerous statements. They speak only for themselves as an assembly, not for the 1.6 million Presbyterians. The Bible says nothing specifically about abortion but speaks clearly about valuing life – for the infant as well as the mother. The Roman Catholic Church condemns all who support the right of a woman to have an abortion and several bishops have moved to prevent persons from receiving communion. What are we supposed to think and do? How do we love one another? Together we will explore the various concerns emerging around the debate and will seek the Holy Spirit’s wisdom. Child care is available. Must register separately for child care.