28. 1. 2021
We are pleased to announce that our conference on Spirituality, Ethics and Social Work will be held on February 26. What do you know what matters to me?
I don’t know what to do with my life.
I have no strength.
When I was with my grandmother and she made me an omelette,
I was happy.
In many ways situations emerge in our work
that raise profound questions about life, that reclaims feeling understood and
valued as a person. These windows and small lights indicate that there is
something more, illusions or memories of something better and different. Social
work responds in its holistic vision not only to biological, psychological and
social needs, but also recognizes other dimensions such as cultural and
spiritual. Opening a space for dialogue about experiences
and proposing some reflections on the connections between social work,
spirituality and ethics, is what we as organizers of this day want to propose
in a European context. We think that, especially in these shared critical
moments, where we most value relationships, encounters, and we suffer added
difficulties, it is important to have a break for a moment. Have a break to
exchange ideas on a fairly muted, complex, intimate topic. What is
spirituality? Outside of a very narrow religious reading, there is a varied,
colorful terrain of subjective relationships (cognitive, emotional, intuitive)
with something in our life that we perceive and do not know how to express it;
with ideas that guide our relationships and perspectives on the world, the
others, our values and our senses about what is significant.
Responding adequately to these expressions and needs of the people with whom we interact, taking care of this human facet in our professional work, is a challenge. Perhaps we do not feel very prepared for this. We invite you to enter into this dialogue. Even if only for one day, to undertake a journey through these lands for the benefit of those who suffer, seek, want to be listened, understood and accompanied.
See original article here: https://eventos.ucam.edu/60656/detail/european-symposion-on-spirituality-ethics-and-social-work.html