Workshop: Called to Care, Not to Kill

The Assisted Dying Bill could be law in Scotland soon.

The bill’s proposer, Liam McArthur MSP, claims he has sufficient MSPs to vote for it.

Following the Bishops of Scotland recent Pastoral Letter, can you help your parish by contributing to a short life campaign network?

All you need is a genuine concern about the issue and willingness to work with others, involvement in previous church activity is not essential.

By the end of this workshop you'll be able to engage with, and inform others, in plain language, about key concerns arising from Liam McArthur’s bill.

The workshop will provide you with information and materials to support conversations around these key concerns.

This initiative will be supported by the Campaign Against Assisted Dying group (CAAD), who have experience in such development work, in conjunction with the Archdiocesan Pro-Life Office.

CAAD will provide materials to support engagement and information sharing.

In addition to planning and publicity material, they also provide ongoing advice and support.

Conference: The Future of Care in Scotland

The conference will discuss the implications of changing the law in Scotland to permit assisted dying.

It will take place in The Renfield Centre, opposite The Kings Theatre, 260 Bath Street, Glasgow, G2 4JP.

Tickets are free. Book on Eventbrite or call 07388 347 910.

Speakers Dr Gillian Wright. Former palliative care doctor in Glasgow who now works as a researcher in medical ethics for the Scottish Council for Human Bioethics. Gillian also works for Care not Killing as the Director of their campaign Our Duty of Care which brings together health care professionals opposed to the introduction of assisted suicide and euthanasia.

Dr Gordon MacDonald. CEO care not killing. He has been extensively involved over the years on opposing Assisted Dying when it has come before Parliament on previous occasions.

Dennis Canavan. Member of Parliament for West Stirlingshire (1974-83) then Falkirk West (1983-2000 then Member of the Scottish Parliament for Falkirk West (1999 - 2007). “My children died in dignity and I beg to differ from those who assert that the option of assisted suicide is necessary to ensure dignity in death.”

Marianne Scobie. Deputy CEO Disability Alliance Marianne has been a disabled person since early childhood. Marianne was a founder member of GDA before joining the team in 2010 and is now Depute CEO. Marianne serves on a range of Glasgow City Council, Scottish Government and Social Security Scotland advisory groups.

Conference: The Future of Care in Scotland is an event organised by the Campaign Against Assisted Dying.

Assisted Suicide: The Dangers

Later this year Liam McArthur MSP is expected to publish proposals to legalise assisted suicide in Scotland.

Join us for this webinar to consider what those proposals will look like and, breaking them down, explain why assisted suicide is a very bad idea.

We aim to equip you with the key arguments against assisted suicide and provide you with advice on how to share your concerns most effectively with MSPs.

Online, Thursday 31 August at 7:00pm. Register here

Speakers

Dr Gillian Wright is a former palliative care doctor in Glasgow who now works as a researcher in medical ethics for the Scottish Council for Human Bioethics. Gillian also works for Care not Killing as the Director of their campaign Our Duty of Care which brings together health care professionals opposed to the introduction of assisted suicide and euthanasia.

Brian Cairns is a retired teacher with trade union experience. Brian has previous involvement with local community political campaigning and, along with members of St Margaret’s Church Clydebank and the wider community, has established a campaign group to oppose proposals to legalise assisted suicide.

Anthony Horan is Director of the Catholic Parliamentary Office of the Bishops’ Conference of Scotland. Anthony, a qualified lawyer, has significant experience in political engagement on a wide range of issues, including assisted suicide. Anthony is also a member of the Care Not Killing steering group.

Event organised by the Catholic Parliamentary Office for Scotland.