Bioethics and Beliefs

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Thursday 11:15 to 12:30

First Class: 1/14/2021

Weeks: 6


Instructor: Rabbi Dr. Goldie Milgram, MSW

Rabbi Dr. Goldie Milgram, MSW has consulted and taught bioethics in numerous healthcare settings. She also taught Bioethics and World Religions at Princeton University, as well as Pastoral Counseling, Storytelling and Public Speaking, and Leadership Skills for secular, Jewish, Buddhist, Hindu, Christian, Muslim, and/or multi-faith seminaries, colleges, and community settings. A widely published author who has taught the world-over, Goldie is also an innovator of methods of experiential and spiritual education. She has been a featured speaker and workshop leader at the Esalen Institute, UN, APA, Chautauqua Institution's ECOC, 92nd St Y, and the New York Open Center.


We will explore real bioethics cases that are challenging because of the person’s or family’s belief systems, such as those derived from major religions, atheism, agnosticism, socio-economic theories, and perspectives on species’ rights such as vegetarianism. Participants will gain greater insight into their own system(s) of belief while learning how to support family members, friends, and neighbors in the context of theirs. Approaches to creating supportive alliances with those with whom we differ will be included and practiced in class. These cases have not been offered previously in Goldie's Pelican Cove classes.

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