GOOD LIVING AND GOOD DYING: ANGLICANS AND ORTHODOX TALK IT OUT

Photo credit:  Neil Vigers / ACO

Photo by Neil Vigers / ACO

The annual meeting of the official commission of Anglican and Orthodox bishops and theologians, of which Bishop Michael has been a long-standing member, has been taking place in Malta. This year ecology and the environment has been the first major issue to be tackled. What can these two mainline, closely related Christian traditions say jointly to help the world as well as the Church at a time of worry and crisis?

The second half of the meeting has been allocated to issues around the end of life. Death comes to us all. But it is not the whole story of our existence. Is there such a thing as good dying? Among prevailing attitudes, practices, and assumptions, what squares with the truths of faith and God’s love for us his human creation, and what does not?

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