Saturday 22 April 2017 ore 18:00 - 20:00

In the presence of animalsFor-giving animals! Animal life and awareness | With Daniel Lumera

Graziella Lonardi Buontempo hall – free entrance until full capacity

Five events to rethink the relationship between humans and animals

Who are animals? To what extent can they be perceived as individuals inside the cosmos? What psychological and political changes can we aspire to, in the third millennium, as to the dream of interacting with non-humans in peace and harmony? Several exponents of philosophy, spirituality, ethology and psychology have spoken their minds about such matters, all with the aim of carrying out original research based upon the integration of prospects and devoid of dogmatic and doctrinal restraints.

The fourth event will see teacher and writer Daniel Lumera dwell upon the relationship between man and animals and the ability to forgive.
Aren’t animals a gift? What does being able to ask animals for forgiveness mean? Forgiving essentially means giving, without expecting anything in return, without being selfish or greedy, only pursuing the freedom that giving generates in this world. Life is a gift. Therefore, understanding forgiveness means understanding life, for where there is a soul, there is forgiveness too.

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“Al cospetto degli animali” (In the presence of animals) is a project by Philo pratiche filosofiche in cooperation with the MAXXI Foundation, curated by Benedetta Silj