In his book Right To Die?, John Wyatt explores the debate around assisted suicide and euthanasia. The case for assisted suicide seems compelling — surely it cannot be wrong to help desperate people in terrible circumstances to kill themselves? In this short book Wyatt tries to navigate these arguments engaging both hearts and heads, and above all the Biblical narrative. There are practical and compassionate alternatives to assisted suicide and, as many who have gone before us have found, the end of our lives on this earth may turn out to be a strange and wonderful opportunity for growth and healing.

John Wyatt is senior researcher at the University of Cambridge (Faraday Institute for Science and Religion) and Emeritus Professor of Neonatal Paediatrics, Ethics & Perinatology at the University College London.

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MCC students can get credit for active participation at the event, but only if they read the compulsory reading and prepare three questions for the Q&A section of the research seminar.

Questions in connection with the compulsory reading should be sent to Kálmán Pócza (pocza.kalman@mcc.hu) latest by 11 February 2024 11.00 pm.

Compulsory reading: John Wyatt: Right to Die? (Nottingham: Inter-Varsity Press, 2015), chapters 4-6 and 8-10 (Please contact Kálmán Pócza for the electronic version of the book)

Venue: Kinizsi Pál Room (1113 Budapest, Tas vezér Street 3-7.)

Date: 14 February 2024, 6.00 pm

Deadline: 11 February 2024, 11.00pm

Registration!