Bioethics Islam Group

The Divinity School is pleased to announce that a paper written by ten students in Professor Laurie Zoloth's Spring 2022 Bioethics course has been accepted for publication in the Penn Bioethics Journal. Their paper takes up ethical issues about the COVID-19 pandemic from within Islamic religious and legal tradition. These students are: Emmanuel Amoako, Katherine Chiasson, Alessandro Emanuel, Alison Gill, Miles Kaufman, Eva McCord, Anthony Menjivar Calixto, Jonathan Merril, Kavita Parekh, and Sophie Rydzewski.  Congratulations to them on their achievement! 

All of those students were in Prof. Zoloth's "Bioethics" class, exploring how a variety of philosophic and religious thinkers approach the issues and problems of modern dilemmas in medicine and science, and how the discipline of bioethics has emerged to reflect upon such dilemmas, with particular attention to the role that theology and philosophy have played in such reflection.

The Penn Bioethics Journal is a peer-reviewed undergraduate bioethics journal. Established in 2004, the Journal provides a venue for undergraduates to make contributions to the field of bioethics.