Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | News Video | Crime | Employers | Housing | Immigration | Legal | Local Govt. | Maori | Welfare | Unions | Youth | Search

 

Churches' Hold GE Symposium

Ethical concerns related to Genetic Engineering will come under the spotlight at a church sponsored Symposium in Wellington on Friday 25 August.

Participants from around the country have registered for "Will the Enz Justify the Genes"; a one-day conference to create dialogue on ethical concerns sparked by the current Genetic Engineering debate.

The Symposium is part of the church contribution to the current GE investigations and is an initiative of the Capital City Forum, a regular host of topical events.

Churches are also collaborating on an Interchurch Commission on Genetic Engineering to front their submissions to the Royal Commission. The Interchurch Commission has succeeded in obtaining interested person status for the Royal Commission along with the Anglican Church, the Public Questions Committee and the Catholic Bishops.

The Symposium has a high-powered line-up of contributors including: Rev Dr. Joseph Bush currently Lecturer in Church and Society at Knox College and previously a teacher of biomedical ethics in the United States, Ms Georgina Roberts a Policy Analyst for Cultural Heritage and Indigenous Issues at Te Puni Kokiri, Dr. Helen Hughes a ex-Commissioner for the Environment Dr. Hugh Campbell Senior Lecturer in the School of Social Sciences at Otago University and well known for his work on Organics, Dr. Carolyn King from Waikato University who works on possum control and Dr. Warren Tate Head of the Biochemistry Dept, Otago University and Chair of the Biomedical Research Committee of the Health Research Council.

August 22, 2000

Contacts: Stephanie McIntyre, Anglican Social Justice Commission 04 384 624 or 025 248 5018

Richard Davis, Public Questions Committee 04 3818295 Kay Smith, Catholic Justice Peace and Development Office 04 496 1701


© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell: On The Perils Of Declaring Premature Victory


Sure enough, Saturday’s Vaxathon was a barrel of fun and a throwback not merely to the Telethons of the past. It also revived memories of those distant days of early 2020, when we were all carefully wiping down our groceries, not touching our faces, washing our hands for 20 seconds and responding to level four lockdowns by putting teddy bears in the window for the benefit of the little kids walking by in their family bubbles. Those were the days, when the Team of Five Million felt like a real, organic thing... More>>

RNZ: Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announces Cabinet decision on Covid-19 alert levels


Northland will move to level 2 at 11.59pm on 19 October. Waikato will be held at level 3, to be reviewed on Friday. Auckland will remain in level 3 with current restrictions for another two weeks... More>>

ALSO:




 
 


Government: Red Tape Cut To Boost Housing Supply
First home buyers are set to benefit from changes to planning rules being advanced by the Government and the National Party that will enable more medium density housing and cut red tape that acts as a barrier to development... More>>

ALSO:

Economy: Inflation highest in over a decade
The consumers price index rose 2.2 percent in the September 2021 quarter, the biggest quarterly movement since a 2.3 percent rise in the December 2010 quarter, Stats NZ said today. Excluding quarters impacted by increases to GST rates, the September quarter movement was the highest since the June 1987 quarter... More>>

ALSO:


Government: New Zealand Increases Climate Aid Contribution

The Government is making a four-fold increase in the support it provides to countries most vulnerable to the climate emergency, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Climate Change Minister James Shaw announced today... More>>



Pay Cheque To Pay Cheque: Half A Million New Zealanders Have No Savings
New findings from the Consumer NZ sentiment tracker found that 15% of New Zealanders had no savings, and a further 27% were anxious about their level of savings and would like to have more tucked away... More>>


Government: Mandatory Vaccination For Two Workforces

Large parts of two workforces critical to preventing the spread of COVID-19 will be required to be vaccinated, COVID-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins said today. “Our education and health and disability workforces have done an incredible job throughout this pandemic to keep themselves and people safe,” Chris Hipkins said.... More>>


Green Party: Deeply Concerned Space Launches May Be Breaching Nuclear-free Laws

The Green Party is deeply concerned that space launches by Rocket Lab may be breaching nuclear-free laws, given our long-standing position as a signatory of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty... More>>


 
 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 
 

InfoPages News Channels