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Matter of Life and Death - MIAF

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at Deakin Edge, Federation Square

Something to Believe In: Spirituality and Faith

People of faith (and people without) come 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.

Who?

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 and the host of the Wheeler Centre’s live journalism series, the Fifth Estate, now in its sixth year. 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.

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.

Matter of Life and Death - MIAF

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

Over six sessions, the Wheeler Centre comes to the Festival with big conversations about big questions. The first three sessions are Panel Discussions covering Ethics and Morality, Belief and Spirituality and The Written Death. These events are followed by three Spotlight Sessions focusing on individual writers and thinkers and their attitudes to life and death.

Details of the guest speakers will be available here closer to the event.