The mission statement of the McDonald Centre lists one of its goals as fostering "conversation, at once charitable and candid, with other traditions of religious and philosophical thought"—on even the most controversial issues, in even the most divisive settings. For this reason, we are eager to share news of an upcoming conference that does just that, organized by some of our American friends at Fordham and Princeton.
Like the McDonald Centre, the conference seeks to create a healthy, generous conversation on one of the most controversial issues of all in the U.S. Culture Wars. It runs 15-16 October at Princeton and is titled, Open Hearts, Open Minds, and Fair Minded Words: A Conference on Life and Choice in the Abortion Debate. With sessions that include John Finnis and Peter Singer appearing on the same stage, this promises to be one of the most important discussions of abortion in recent years. Full details available here.
For an earlier comment from the McDonald Centre on the topic, see Two Minnesota Films on Abortion.