Academy for Life

Technology and bioethics, between commitment and new responsibilities

On 5 and 6 October a workshop at the Pontifical Academy for Life
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"Outline the impact of technology on human life from its beginning to its end, presenting the anthropological aspects of parenthood and cultural aspects of the civilization of efficiency," deepening "the relationship between technology, justice, and economic resources" and "highlighting the ethical issues"—these are the goals of the workshop promoted by the Pontifical Academy for Life, that will be held on 5 and 6 October in the New Aula of the Synod on the theme of "Accompanying Life. New Responsibilities in the Technological Era.

" The work will be launched, on Thursday, October 5th, by the Academy's President, Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia, with a report on "Rethinking Life in the Era of Technology." The work sessions will then begin with a discussion on the theme "Experimental Man. Reproduction, Manufacturing, and Generation" with Adriano Pessina, Roberto dell'Oro and Graciela Moya. The second debate, focused on "Parenthood, Filiation, Corporeality," will be led by Helen Watt with Chiara Giaccardi and Carter O. Snead.

The opening theme on Friday, October 6th, will be "Between the Myth of Performance and the Culture of Waste," with Henk Ten Have, Alberto Bochatey, and Ana Borovecki, while Marcio Fabri, Jackes Simpore, and Stefano Simplici will speak about "Technology in the Service of Justice." During the fourth session, Katheleen M. Foley, Tomi Thomas and Konstantinos Kornarakis will focus on "Accompanying Life in the Passage of Death." Each session will be translated into English, French, Spanish, and Italian. Registration will remain open until September 29th. The registration form can be found on the website of the Pontifical Academy for Life:

18 September 2017