It’s Faith and Spiritual Diversity Week! Find out what’s happening at La Trobe

The theme for this year’s Faith and Spiritual Diversity Day is Spirituality and Wellbeing.

This year we have asked Associate Professor Bernice Mathisen, Discipline Lead & Course Coordinator in Speech Pathology at Southern Cross University, to discuss some of the current evidence that reveals the benefits of spirituality/religion to human health and wellbeing. 

Bernice and co-author Dr Lindsay Carey (La Trobe University) have written a new book, Spiritual Care for Allied Health Practice: A Person-Centered Approach, and they are currently in the process of completing another.

You can watch their chat on YouTube!

How has your faith or spirituality helped you through COVID19?

This year, we asked some of our students from our multifaith and spiritual community to tell us how their faith or spirituality has helped them through COVID19 and lockdown. Have a look at what they had to say.

Emilia Kelly from the La Trobe Christian Union also penned this piece about the importance of faith in these difficult times.

Christian Union’s Emilia explains how faith is helping her through lockdown

It’s Faith and Spirituality Week! Emilia Kelly form the La Trobe Christian Union has penned this blog entry for MyLaTrobe to explain the significance of the week in the context of COVID-19. Now more than ever it’s easy to feel alone and distant from our community.

For more information about Faith and Spiritual Diversity Day 2020, please see our information page.

Student associations holding a Lockdown Social

For Faith & Spirituality Day, our student union and associations are running a cross-campus ‘Lockdown Social’ special. It’s essentially speedfriending via Zoom. They’d love to see you there!

Connect with our Multifaith Spiritual Care Services

If you want to know more about our multi faith spiritual care service or talk to one of our spiritual care advisors, please reach out.