Something To Believe In: Spirituality and Faith

Something To Believe In: Spirituality and Faith

People of faith (and people without) came together to reflect on how their beliefs shape their attitudes to the afterlife.

In partnership with the Melbourne International Festival, the Matter of Life and Death series of events focuses on some of the big issues in life, art and ideas.


Portrait of Joan Hendriks

Joan Hendriks

Joan Hendriks is an Aboriginal elder of the Ngugi people from Moreton Island off Brisbane and a Catholic theologian.

Portrait of Sally Warhaft

Sally Warhaft

Sally Warhaft is a Melbourne broadcaster, anthropologist and writer. She is the host of The Fifth Estate, the Wheeler Centre’s live series focusing on journalism, politics, media, and international relations, and The Leap Year, a Wheeler Centre podcast about Australians' lives in the fog of the Covid-19 pandemic. She is a former editor of the Monthly magazine and the author of the bestselling book Well May We Say: The Speeches that Made Australia.

Sally is a regular host and commentator on ABC radio and has a PhD in anthropology. She did her fieldwork in Mumbai, India, living by the seashore with the local fishing community.

Portrait of Tanveer Ahmed

Tanveer Ahmed

Dr Tanveer Ahmed is a psychiatrist and opinion columnist for the Sydney Morning Herald

Portrait of Robyn Williams

Robyn Williams

Science journalist and broadcaster Robyn Williams presents Radio National’s The Science Show and Ockham’s Razor.

Portrait of Mark Baker

Mark Baker

Mark Baker is director of the Australian Centre for Jewish Civilisation and an associate professor at Monash University.

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