October 02, 2013
Tobias Winright

Ethics Lecture

Event Details: 7:00 p.m., October 15, Busch Student Center, St. Louis Room, 20 N Grand Blvd., St. Louis Room (Room 300), Third Floor, St. Louis, MO, 63103-2051

Charles Camosy, Ph.D.The Department of Theological Studies will host Charles Camosy, Ph.D., as he presents a special ethics lecture, "From Medical Research to Our Dinner Plates: Rethinking Our Relationship with Non-Human Animals."

The event will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 15, in the Saint Louis Room in Busch Student Center and is free and open to the public. Students, faculty and staff are especially welcome.

Camosy is assistant professor of Christian Ethics at Fordham University, where he has been since finishing his doctorate in theology at Notre Dame in 2008. He has published articles in the American Journal of Bioethics, the Journal of Medicine and Philosophy, the Journal of the Catholic Health Association, the San Francisco Chronicle, the Washington Post and Commonweal Magazine.

He is the author of three books. Too Expensive to Treat?: Finitude, Tragedy, and the Neonatal ICU (Eerdmans) was a 2011 award-winner with the Catholic Media Association, and Peter Singer and Christian Ethics: Beyond Polarization (Cambridge) was named a 2012 "best book" with ABC Religion and Ethics. His third book, For Love of Animals: Christian Ethics, Consistent Action (Franciscan), challenges Christians to live with justice and nonviolence toward non-humans.

Camosy received the 2012-13 Robert Bryne award from the Fordham Respect Life Club and was also recently selected for the international working group "Contending Modernities," which attempts to bring secular liberalism, Catholicism and Islam into dialogue about various difficult ethical issues. He is the founder and co-director of the Catholic Conversation Project and a member of the ethics committee at the Children's Hospital of New York.

For more information, contact Tobias Winright, Ph.D., Department of Theological Studies, at 314-977-2888 or twinrigh@slu.edu.

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