CTCR report addresses human embryos

“Christian Faith and Human Beginnings,” a report concluding that human embryos, beginning with conception, are the unfolding of a unique human life, was adopted by the Commission on Theology and Church Relations at its meeting Sept. 22-25 in St. Louis.

Including descriptions of the scientific practice of in-vitro fertilization, embryonic stem cell research, and cloning, the report offers Christian guidance concerning protection of pre-implantation embryos.  It will be ready for distribution to congregations by the end of this year.

More details about the report will be included in the November Reporter.

Posted Sept. 29, 2005

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