Thursday, June 18, 2015

Infertility Ethics Symposium on Nov. 7

Join LCMS Life Ministry on Nov. 7 in Fort Wayne to discuss reproductive technologies, adoption and pastoral care for the barren.

Symposium focuses on reproductive
technologies, adoption and pastoral care

Nov. 7 at Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne
Register: 314-996-1711 or

How can we best comfort and support couples suffering from infertility? Is adoption a viable option for every barren couple? What is the Church to think, say and do about reproductive technologies like in vitro fertilization and embryo adoption?

These questions are at the heart of LCMS Life Ministry’s second-annual Infertility Ethics Symposium, set for Saturday, Nov. 7 at Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, Ind. This free event is open to pastors and laypeople alike.

“Life is a gift, and children are a blessing,” says the Rev. Dr. Peter J. Scaer, associate professor of Exegetical Theology at Concordia Theological Seminary. “But our Lord has a heart for the barren. He understands the struggles and sadness of the childless. This symposium is a wonderful opportunity to think deeply about the things that matter in a way that is both God-pleasing and affirms life through all its ups and downs.”

Join us as we continue the conversation about these topics, led by the following prestigious presenters:

Dr. Donna Harrison, president of the American Association of Pro-Life Obstetricians and Gynecologists;

Rev. Scott Stiegemeyer, assistant professor of Theology and Bioethics at Concordia University, Irvine, Calif.;

Rev. Michael W. Salemink, executive director-elect of Lutherans For Life; and

Katie Schuermann, author and speaker.

Register for the symposium today by contacting LCMS Life Ministry at 314-996-1711 or
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