Talk: Do we have a right to die? How the church can respond to the campaign for euthanasia

For many Christians assisted suicide seems like a compassionate choice

There has been a regular stream of tragic stories in Britain in recent years of desperately ill people who wanted to die because they felt their lives were not worth living. Many societies around the world have been wrestling with the question of whether some form of medically assisted suicide should be legalised. How does the Christian faith engage with these controversial issues and how can we respond to those who wish to kill themselves with compassion and care?

In 2015 I preached a sermon at All Souls Church, in central London, on whether we have a right to die and how Christians can work through the issues around assisted suicide and euthanasia. It was part of a series called A Faith for Today’s World? A Story to fit 21st Century Challenges, and you can listen to it below.

I explore similar ideas at much greater length in my book Right To Die?.

Leave a Reply

Most read posts
Doubts over the brain scans, the end of ‘doctor knows best’, sucked into the culture wars and protective power of attorney
Recent posts
Should Christians use homeopathic medicine and why are climate scientists self-censoring in academic journal articles?
There is always a danger of old fogeys starting to pontificate about 'the young', but I have been fascinated reading into the research and study done on Gen Z
How are young people different to those who came before, and what can we learn from them?
The Brethren’s suspicion of the ‘world’, an explosion of joy, Eric Liddell’s sprinting epiphany, and celebrating beauty
The science of the billions-of-years-old Earth, has God deceived us, and are philosophers so useless after all?