Monday, January 9, 2012

What Do Different Religions Think Of The Culture Of Death?

This isn’t an in-depth examination of how different religions consider assisted suicide and euthanasia, but it’s informative nevertheless.
Ask the Religion Experts: What is your faith's view on euthanasia?
Rev. KEVIN FLYNN is an Anglican priest and director of the Anglican studies program at Saint Paul University.
Much depends on what is meant by the term “euthanasia.” Anglicans actively support the best of palliative care to relieve the suffering of the terminally ill. For example, the late Dame Cicely Saunders was a pioneer in Britain of the palliative care hospice movement, work whose influence has spread world wide. This work combines pain and symptom relief with comprehensive care for the psychological, spiritual, physical, and social needs of patients and their families. more

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