Finding a Way Forward in a Time of Polarization
Date of Lecture: October 24, 2017
About the Speaker: Charles Camosy is associate professor of theological ethics at Fordham University and author of "Beyond the Abortion Wars: A Way Forward for a New Generation" (Eerdmans, 2015). Committed to fostering intellectual solidarity between political and ethical approaches to difficult conversations, he is also author of "Too Expensive to Treat?: Finitude, Tragedy, and the Neonatal ICU," "Peter Singer and Christian Ethics: Beyond Polarization," and "For Love of Animals: Christian Ethics, Consistent Action."
About the Talk: Despite the deeply divisive rhetoric surrounding the issue of abortion, Camosy argues that binary positions — pro-life and pro-choice — hide more than they reveal, and that most Americans' beliefs fall along a spectrum where it is possible to find common ground. He suggests ways pro-choice and pro-life Americans could come together on policies to ban abortion past 20 weeks and to strengthen supports for pregnant women and new mothers.
His talk is one of the Deitchman Family Lectures on Religion and Modernity.