Jewish, Arab youth take part in stem cell workshop in Jerusalem Jewish and Arab youth took part in an international workshop on stem cells in Jerusalem this week. The youth, from Jerusalem and Abu Ghosh, heard lectures from senior researchers in the field and learned of the ethical and religious issues involved in stem cell research. They also engaged in Internet discussions with German students on the topic.
The event was organized by the Joseph Meyerhoff Youth Center for Advanced Studies at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. It was the initiative of TELESCOPE, the educational arm of ESTOOLS, which is the largest grouping of human embryonic stem cell researchers in Europe.
Dr. Devora Lang, director of the Youth Center for Advanced Studies, said that the “uniqueness of the workshop was its providing an opportunity for students of different religions who are living in Israel to participate in joint discussions and to relate to the religious and ethical aspects of stem cell research.”