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September 8 2014

Rabbi Avraham Steinberg: Honor life against the ethical drift of autonomy

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“My way of exercising my profession, my duty and my responsibility to my patients is to honor the sanctity of life, charity, solidarity and socially shared values”. Rabbi Avraham Steinberg, professor of medical ethics at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, made this statement while taking part in a round table discussion held in the realm of the International Peace Conference, Peace is the Future, Religion and Cultures in Dialogue 100 Years after World War I, organized in Antwerp today and tomorrow by the Community of Sant’Egidio.

Steinberg complained that “The contemporary medical ethic considers ‘autonomy’ to be the dominant ethic, which requires us to facilitate any action desired and considered acceptable by someone on the basis of his personal judgment and  in accordance with his own personal choice”.  As a result, he said, we “recognize and accept the free choice of everyone, even if that choice appears to be inappropriate, wrong and even capable of endangering the patient’s life”.

The rabbi asserted that “saving lives is considered extremely important by all religions and all moral theories”.

October 8 2016

Letter of Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew to Marco Impagliazzo, president of the Community of Sant'Egidio

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June 28 2016

Liturgy with the poor in Antwerp in occasion of the 48th anniversary of the Community of Sant'Egidio

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October 24 2011

The Spirit of Assisi: 25 Years of Prayer for Peace

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June 3 2011

Rome: In the Basilica of San Bartolomeo, the delivery of the stole of Ragheed Aziz Ganni, Chaldean priest killed in Mosul in Iraq

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La Sicilia

Integrarsi con Giochi senza frontiere

August 2 2016

Musulmani a Messa, abbraccio di svolta. In cammino di pace da credenti. Con pazienza e sapienza

July 4 2016

Europa ohne Mauern bauen

July 2 2016

Rifugiati, Riccardi: “Convocare presto un sinodo ecumenico dei cristiani europei”

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October 7 2015

The World Coalition Against the Death Penalty - XIII world day against the death penalty

October 5 2015

Fallece un preso japonés tras pasar 43 años en el corredor de la muerte

September 24 2015

Pope Francis calls on Congress to end the death penalty. "Every life is sacred", he said

March 12 2015
Associated Press

Death penalty: a look at how some US states handle execution drug shortage

March 12 2015

Arabie: trois hommes dont un Saoudien exécutés pour trafic de drogue

March 9 2015

Le Pakistan repousse de facto l'exécution du meurtrier d'un critique de la loi sur le blasphème

March 9 2015

Australia to restate opposition to death penalty as executions loom in Indonesia

March 9 2015

Peine de mort en Indonésie: la justice va étudier un appel des deux trafiquants australiens

February 28 2015

13 Ways Of Looking At The Death Penalty

February 15 2015

Archbishop Chaput applauds Penn. governor for halt to death penalty

December 11 2014

C’est désormais officiel: Madagascar vient d’abolir la peine de mort!

December 3 2014

5th Circuit Court of Appeals stops execution of Scott Panetti!

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Francesco Mondadori

L'abbraccio di Gerusalemme

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