Madison, Wisconsin Monthly Meeting

Statement on Biotechnology (approved June 1993)

We, Madison Monthly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends, believe that all life has a spiritual basis. We believe that as human beings we have a responsibility to contemplate the consequences of our actions by seeking divine guidance individually and collectively. This responsibility is particularly urgent as human kind considers changing the genetic composition of life forms. Therefore we urge the consideration of the following two queries:

  • What is the place of human beings in the natural order?
  • What does genetic engineering imply for this order and our responsibility for stewardship?