• Gayle Woloschak

    Gayle Woloschak

    Professor of Radiation Oncology at Northwestern University

    Gayle Woloschak is Professor of Radiation Oncology at Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine. Her primary areas of research examine how radiation causes cancer, developing nanotechnology tools to image and treat cancer. Gayle holds a PhD in Medical Sciences (Microbiology) at Medical College of Ohio. She completed her postdoctoral research fellowship at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.

    She is a past president of the Orthodox Theological Society in America.

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IVF generated "test tube babies." Orthodox and in-vitro fertilization
Ethics

Embryohood, Childhood, Personhood

The Orthodox Church has generally taken a pro-life stand with regard to life in the womb, but the Church has not officially commented on embryos that remain in the test-tube or in freezers as “leftovers” following the In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) procedure. For the Church, the personhood and the ensoulment of the embryo have been...
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Documents, Public Life

Which Vaccine Should I Receive?

As more Covid-19 vaccines begin to be made available to the public, Orthodox Christians are asking important questions regarding vaccine safety, efficacy, the differences between the various vaccine technologies and/or which vaccine they should receive. In a document published by the Orthodox Theolo... Read more.
Ethics, Religion and Science

Ready for the COVID Vaccine?

ελληνικά | Română COVID has changed the lifestyles of almost every American (and even most citizens of the globe) since March 15 when quarantine orders, stay-at-home orders, mask orders, work limitations, social distancing, and many other such measures began. In many locations, these ... Read more.
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Religion and the Academy

Same-Sex Behavior and Genetics

The Orthodox Church is generally not opposed to scientific knowledge and scientific endeavors. In fact, many early theologians and saints of the Church (including St. Basil and Ss. Cosmas and Damian) considered themselves to be scientists exploring nature and using nature’s pharmaceuticals to trea... Read more.
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Religion and Science

Evolution and Science Curriculum Debates in Serbia

Recently in Serbia “a group of interested citizens” with signatures from more than 50 academicians and 100 additional people with postgraduate degrees (including 5 clergyman) released a petition to “revise the curriculum for study of evolution.” This petition was circulated to Serbian un... Read more.
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Public Life, Religion and Politics

Science, Truth, and the Current Political Climate

Orthodox involvement in world affairs is increasingly becoming necessary; a faith that cares about “true worship” must be ready to defend not only spiritual Truth but the truths that underlie it as well. Orthodox Christians, and indeed most religious traditions, value truth and truthfulness. For... Read more.
Holy and Great Council

The Paradox of Unanimity: The Holy and Great Council

We are on the eve of the Holy and Great Council, a topic that has weighed heavily in discussions on this blog in recent months.  One major issue that has continually come up for discussion is the fact that the decisions of the Council are to be made by unanimous consent. In effect each Primate...... Read more.
Christian Practice, Holy and Great Council

Fasting Reaffirmed

This essay was sponsored by the Orthodox Theological Society in America’s Special Project on the Holy and Great Council and published by the Orthodox Christian Studies Center of Fordham University. The draft of the Holy and Great Council’s document, The Importance of Fasting and its Observance T... Read more.
Holy and Great Council, Orthodoxy and Modernity, Religion and Science

The Mission of the Church in an Age of Modern Science and Pluralism

This essay was sponsored by the Orthodox Theological Society in America’s Special Project on the Holy and Great Council and published by the Orthodox Christian Studies Center of Fordham University. The document, “Mission of the Church in the World,” was released in preparation for the upcoming... Read more.
Holy and Great Council, Women in the Church

Women and the Great and Holy Orthodox Council

This essay was sponsored by the Orthodox Theological Society in America’s Special Project on the Holy and Great Council and published by the Orthodox Christian Studies Center of Fordham University. As preparations continue for the Great and Holy Council set for Pentecost 2016, we eagerly look for ... Read more.