Skip to content

Something to Believe In: Spirituality and Faith


Event Status

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.


Joan Hendriks

Joan Hendriks is an Aboriginal elder of the Ngugi people from Moreton Island off Brisbane and a Catholic theologian. Joan has four children and ten grandchildren and her family is the most important part of her life. As an Elder, community person and Educator Aunty Joan has worked since the 1980’... Read more

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 ... Read more

Tanveer Ahmed

Dr Tanveer Ahmed is a psychiatrist and opinion columnist for the Sydney Morning Herald He writes widely, sits on various Boards and has appeared in various media in both an entertainment and serious commentator capacity. He identifies as an agnostic, cultural Muslim and believes how to die will be a... Read more

Robyn Williams

Science journalist and broadcaster Robyn Williams presents Radio National’s The Science Show and Ockham’s Razor. Although he graduated with a Bachelor of Science (Honours) in England, Robyn admits to spending as much time acting as studying. Early in his career he made guest appearances in The G... Read more

Mark Baker

Mark Baker is director of the Australian Centre for Jewish Civilisation and an associate professor at Monash University. For more than a decade he has taught at the University of Melbourne and lectures widely in the fields of the Holocaust and genocide, the Arab-Israel Conflict, and terrorism in mod... Read more


The Edge, Fed Square

The Atrium Flinders Street Federation Square Melbourne Victoria 3000

More details

Stay up to date with our upcoming events and special announcements by subscribing to The Wheeler Centre's mailing list.

Privacy Policy

The Wheeler Centre acknowledges the Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung people of the Kulin Nation as the Traditional Owners of the land on which the Centre stands. We acknowledge and pay our respects to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and their Elders, past and present, as the custodians of the world’s oldest continuous living culture.