Walking on the earth tiptoe: care and spirituality

FBK-ISR International Seminar 2022

Care and spirituality are terms deeply interrelated, since the ancient times. We observe today an irruption of spirituality in medicine and a renewed interest in the contribution that spirituality can bring in spaces and dynamics of care. Care can be extended to the different  forms of life and can be thought as an attitude towards the earth itself.
Can spirituality represent a way of acting and interacting in the world and of taking care of it? Which is the relationship between religions and spirituality? In a historical phase of re-emergence of conflicts and planetary tensions, can spirituality represent and bring any contribution?
Loreta Rocchetti, a physician, and Simone Penasa, a jurist, will dialogue with Sandro Spinsanti, psychologist and bioethicist, after reading his book “Sulla terra in punta di piedi. La dimensione spirituale della cura” (Il Pensiero Scientifico Editore, Rome 2021).

Scientific coordination
Massimo Leone, Director FBK-ISR


Cycle of seminars: “De-Polarization in Religion and Ethics


The event will be held in Italian

The presentation will take place online

To connect to the event, registration is required by Thursday 7 April 2022 at 12.00 noon

During the meeting, the webcam and microphone will be disabled to avoid network overloads



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  • Loretta Rocchetti - Speaker
    Fondazione Hospice Trentino
    Loretta Rocchetti, physician and bioethicist, works at the Fondazione Hospice Trentino.
  • Simone Penasa - Speaker
    Università degli Studi di Trento
    Simone Penasa is a researcher at the Faculty of Law of the University of Trento. His main research interests are biolaw, law and bioethics, law and Artificial Intelligence.
  • Sandro Spinsanti - Speaker
    Istituto Giano per le Medical Humanities, Rome
    Sandro Spinsanti, psychologist and bioethicist, has taught medical ethics and bioethics at the Catholic University of Rome and at the University of Florence. He founded and directed the "Istituto Giano per le Medical Humanities" and edited the journal "Janus. Medicine: cultura, culture".


Registration to this event is mandatory.

Registration closed on 07/04/2022.



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