Over the next decade life-changing biotechnologies will emerge, with potentially significant impact on the European society. On issues related to new technologies and ethics, CEC regularly monitors and contributes to the work of the European Institutions, and holds participatory status at the Committee on Bioethics (DH-BIO) of the Council of Europe.
Our work seeks to increase cooperation among churches and church organisations, including ethics committees, universities, research centres, and academics.
Thematic Group on Science, New Technologies and Christian Ethics facilitates CEC’s work.
For more information about our work in this area, please contact Rev. Sören Lenz.
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26 Mar, 2012
Human Enhancement: Moral, Religious and Ethical Aspects from a European Perspective takes place in Brussels, from 25 - 27 April 2012. The general aim is to facilitate an international, interdisciplinary and interdenominational dialogue on the definition, the advantages and the concerns with regard to human enhancement.
31 Dec, 2011
The newly established Preparatory Committee for a Conference on Human Enhancement started its work.
28 Feb, 2010
‘Human Enhancement’ is about trying to make changes to minds and bodies – characteristics, abilities, emotions and capacities – beyond what we regard today as normal. Across a range of scientific disciplines, discoveries and developments nowadays make the idea of significantly modifying the human body no longer mere science fiction.
31 May, 2008
The Church and Society Commission (now merged with CEC) welcomes the European Commission initiative aimed at developing a Quality and Safety Legal Framework for Organ Transplantation.