Friday, November 2, 2018 - 12:00pm to 1:15pm
108A Seeley Mudd (Conference room of the Trent Center for Bioethics, Humanities, & History of Medicine at Duke University) (Map)

Duke Divinity School's Theology, Medicine and Culture Initiative (TMC) will host a seminar with Rebecca Todd Peters, Ph.D., titled "Trust Women: A Progressive Christian Argument for Reproductive Justice." She is professor of Religious Studies at Elon University.

As a feminist and Christian social ethicist, Peters’ scholarship focuses on questions of social ethics as they relate to economics, the environmental crisis, globalization, poverty, and women’s access to reproductive health care. Her most recent work is developing a Christian ethic of reproductive justice as the framework for thinking about women’s whole reproductive lives, from access to contraception to fertility treatments to unplanned pregnancies. Peters is examining many different sources, including history, social science, philosophy, and Christian tradition.

This new project also focuses on helping people think in more sophisticated ways about how pregnancy challenges  existing moral categories of personhood and life. 

This seminar is the fourth in the fall series of seminars being presented by TMC.

Registration is not required.