Voluntary Assisted Dying legislation has been introduced in Australia and New Zealand. As it is now a legal process, the Lutheran Church of Australia and New Zealand (LCANZ) has outlined how God’s people can respond to this practice.
In July 2023, the church approved for publication the Doctrinal Statement and Theological Opinion (DSTO), Voluntary Assisted Dying. The paper was produced jointly by the LCANZ’s Committee for Care Ministries and the Commission on Bioethical and Ethical Questions. Go to the Voluntary Assisted Dying webpage to find the statement and supporting resources to assist you as you respond to issues and situations relating to Voluntary Assisted Dying.