Welcome to the Interchurch Bioethics Council


The InterChurch Bioethics Council (ICBC) is an ecumenical cross-cultural body supported by the Anglican, Methodist and Presbyterian Churches of Aotearoa New Zealand. ICBC members have between them considerable expertise and knowledge in science, ethics, theology, medicine and education.


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Plastic built the modern world
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Where would we be without pacemakers, polyester, computers, cellphones, sneakers or chewing gum. (Plastic in gum? Yep!) But a century into our love affair with plastic, we’re starting to realize it’s not such a healthy one.  Plastics draw on dwindling … Read More

Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide: The End-Of-Life-Choice Bill
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In August 2017, the Health Select Committee released its report on public attitudes to euthanasia and assisted suicide after a record breaking 21,000 submissions – the key finding being that “80% of submitters were opposed to a change in legislation … Read More

Bioethics Survey
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Ethics is the study of ascertaining how people make decisions between right and wrong which constitutes an ethical dilemma. Bioethics deals with the ethical issues relating to scientific research and related technologies. It promotes careful deliberation of thought and analysis, … Read More