"We accept human life as God's gift to us. Passing through death into eternal life is also God's gift. It is for God to determine the time."

New Zealand Bishops, Pastoral Letter on Euthanasia


The Gospel of Life Pope John Paul II' 1995 encyclical Evangelium Vitae. See Chapter III, articles 64-67

On Combatting Abortion and Euthanasia Pope John Paul II in 1991

Declaration on Euthanasia 1980 document of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith

Pastoral Letter to the Catholic People of New Zealand on Euthanasia

Faithful For Life Approved by the Bishops' Pro-Life Activities Committee in June 1995

Death and Dying Issues 1991 pastoral letter by Bishop James T. McHugh of Camden, New Jersey

To Live and Die in a Compassionate Community 1994 position paper issued by the Canadian Bishops Conference

Reverence for Life 2001 message for the twenty-first century from the Catholic Bishops of Japan

Living & Dying According to the Voice of Faith 1997 Pastoral Letter to the Catholics of the State of Michigan

Now and at the Hour of Our Death 2002 Pastoral Letter from the bishops of Wisconsin, revised 2006

For the Love of Life 2000 pastoral letter by Bishop Sean P. O'Malley, OFM Cap. of Fall River, Massachusetts. The second half deals with euthanasia

End-of-Life Decisions 1992 statement by the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America

Moral Questions-Euthanasia By the Joint Commission between the Roman Catholic Church and the World Methodist Council, 1976


Doctors without Borders: Washington State's New Physician-Assisted Suicide Law By Daniel Callahan in Commonweal, Jan 30, 2009

Human Dignity and the Right to Life at the Beginning and End of Life: Outline of the Problems By Ernst-Wolfgang Böckenförde, retired judge of the Federal Constitutional Court of Germany, in Stimmen der Zeit, 2008

Legalizing Euthanasia for Children in the Netherlands Reflection by H.E. Msgr. Elio Sgreccia, September 2004

The Impact of New Medical Technology upon Attitudes Towards Euthanasia Among Akans By Kwasi Agyeman, 2000

A Time to Live, A Time To Die--But is it for us to decide which is which? By Sidney Callahan in Sojourners, July-August 1997

The Dignity of Helplessness: What Sort of Society Would Euthanasia Create? By Rand Richards Cooper in Commonweal, Oct 25, 1996

Euthanasia in the Catholic Tradition By Joseph Cardinal Bernardin. Lecture delivered at Rockhurst College, February 1, 1995

Euthanasia in the Territory Bill Uren SJ reviews some developments in the euthanasia debate in Australia, Spring 1995

The Doctrinal Weight of Evangelium Vitae By Francis A. Sullivan in Theological Studies, September 1995

Active Euthanasia By John J. Paris in Theological Studies, March 1992

Legalizing Euthanasia: Medical Perspectives on Death and Dying Article from Issues in Ethics, a publication of the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University, Fall 1991

Euthanasia and Christian Ethics By Millard J. Erickson and Ines E. Bowers in Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society, 1976


Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide: Seven Reasons Why They Should Not Be Legalized An edited version of a Submission made by Luke Gormally to the Senate Legal and Constitutional Legislation Committee in Australia

Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide From the Ontario Consultants on Religious Tolerance. Meanings of Terms. Beliefs about Suicide and Euthanasia. The Verbal Battle over Euthanasia. Ethical Questions Raised by Euthanasia. Public Opinion on Euthanasia. Church Statements. Status of Euthanasia in the US. Status of Euthanasia Elsewhere in the World

Compassionate Healthcare Network CHN opposes euthanasia by actively defending the inherent value of all human life. CHN's work is international, and comprises of a network of people who provide speakers and workshops; research data pertaining to euthanasia, assisted suicide, palliative care, Advance Directives, (living wills and protective medical documents) and videos, to professionals, students, Churches, the government, lay organizations, and individuals

Priests for Life: Euthanasia

Ethics Updates: Euthanasia Provides: 1. internet links relating to euthanasia; 2. survey of philosophical work on euthanasia; 3. summaries of recent articles on euthanasia; 4. discussion topics and term paper topics on euthanasia

Euthanasia: The Debate Continues Sponsored by the Institute of Practical Philosophy at Malaspina University-College in British Columbia, Canada. Opposing articles by Bob Lane, who teaches philosophy at Malaspina, and Richard Dunstan, a long-time staff writer for the Free Press who is pursuing a graduate degree in Religious Studies at the University of British Columbia

Euthanasia Laws State by state

Glossary Glossary of terms concerning "end of life" issues, prepared by Euthanasia Research and Guidance Organization

Bioethics and Medical Humanities Texts The New York State Task Force on Life and the Law has produced a number of reports over the past several years. The latest is an extensive review of Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia. The full text of the report is available here

Ohio Right to Life: Euthanasia

Nazi Euthanasia

Violations Against the Dignity of Human Life - Doctor Assisted Suicide By Archbishop Michael J. Sheehan of the Archdiocese of Santa Fe, N.M.

Legalized Euthanasia-An Enemy to Civilized Society By Archbishop Michael J. Sheehan of the Archdiocese of Santa Fe, N.M.

Islam and Euthanasia

International Anti-Euthanasia Task Force

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