We are in the midst of a significant national conversation about the duty of care we owe one another at the end of life, the legalization of euthanasia and the protection of religious freedom and conscience.
Last fall EMC signed a Declaration on Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide. Thus far close to 2,000 other church leaders and lay people have signed the Declaration, a document drafted by the EFC and the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops.
We want to encourage more to sign, from all walks of life. The goal is to have 10,000 signatures by February 6, the anniversary of the Supreme Court decision that opened the door to physician-assisted suicide.
As the issue moves to Parliament Hill, we want to use the Declaration publically and in meetings with Parliamentarians as a statement of support for the protection of life, the promotion of palliative care and the defense of conscience.
Please consider helping by encouraging your pastor and church members to sign the Declaration by going to www.euthanasiadeclaration.ca.Tweet