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Promoting a Responsible and Free Conscience in Today’s Society
14th June: 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm BST
The right to conscientious objection seems increasingly to conflict with rights to certain services and medical procedures. Should society curtail conscience’s rights? Or should society nurture the skill of making responsible moral judgments, which involves granting people space in which to learn to exercise it well? The sponsoring institutions are very grateful to Baroness Nuala O’Loan for agreeing to address such important issues. Her lecture will launch research into how we can think beyond ‘a clash of rights’, and see respect for conscience as benefiting society and strengthening democracy.
The Baroness’ widely recognised work in areas such as human rights and conflict resolution is summarised at https://www.nualaoloan.com/about/
Venue: Lecture Hall, Taylor Institution - St Giles Oxford, OX1 3NA