La Trobe is unique amongst Australian universities in promoting an annual Spiritual Diversity Day on 17 August, to highlight the diverse cultural and faith communities that are part of our thriving learning community.
We aim to raise awareness of the link between spirituality and health and wellbeing. For many, spirituality is essential to our understanding of meaning and purpose and it is integral to how we define our authenticity as human beings. We want to include spiritual wellness as a holistic and integrated component of well-being.
Spirituality is the belief and knowledge that there is something greater than oneself, whether it be a connection to land, nature, culture, or faith-based. Spiritual Diversity Day is about celebrating the uniqueness of each person and their community, and what makes them who they are.
La Trobe recognises our First Nations people whereby spirituality is a core foundation for their culture and community.
This year, we’re back on campus and ready to welcome you to join us in some activities led by our Multifaith Spiritual Wellbeing Team.
|Albury Wodonga||Gratitude Message and Free Small Hot Drink |
Join us for a small popup Gratitude Tree and write a message for a free coffee card!
Wednesday 17 August | 12:30-1:30pm | Student Commons Lawn
|Bendigo||Gratitude Walk and Soup by the FirePit|
Join the Multifaith team for a gratitude walk around the oval with gratitude cards to help guide your thoughts on your walk. Then stop by the firepit for a spot of warm lunch of free soup and rolls.
Wednesday 17 August, 12pm – 1pm
|Melbourne (Bundoora)||Spiritual Diversity Festival with Midweek Market Day|
Join us in Agora for clubs, free food, and music to learn about and celebrate your spirituality.
Wednesday 17 August, 11 am – 2 pm
|Mildura||Join us for a free shared lunch by SuniTAFE and learn about what multifaith and spiritual services we have for students and staff|
Thursday 18 August, 12pm – 1pm
|Shepparton||Free coffees at the cafe with some information about Wellbeing services|
Wednesday 17 August
Multifaith Spiritual Wellbeing Team
Make an appointment with our Multifaith Spiritual Advisors.
A part of our Health, Wellbeing and Inclusion Division, we are here to listen, encourage and aid in developing each person’s unique faith or spiritual journey. We can help you with meaning, purpose, and identity. We provide you with a safe space for retreat whenever you need and during times of loss or crisis, we’re here to listen to and support you. If you’re looking to connect with other people who share your faith or spirituality, we can help you contact local faith communities.