Ex-Religious Support Network

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Religious Trauma: Making Sense of Existence (On Zoom) In this series of sessions, professional counsellor, Caroline Winzenried, delves deeper into various aspects of religious trauma. Religion has very clear-cut explanations for our purpose on earth and for what happens when we die. When you leave a religion, you are suddenly unmoored from those meaning-making frameworks […]

Emu Sky Exhibition

Old Quadrangle University of Melbourne, Carlton, VIC

Through art, research and storytelling, Aboriginal community members share their culture, knowledge and artistic practice. Developing from explorations of Aboriginal knowledge, science, language and land management practice, Emu Sky refers to the dark nebula that appears in the night sky in the shape of an emu, across southeastern Australia and beyond. It is central to […]

Walk for Justice for Refugees

State Library, Melbourne Swanston Street, Melbourne, Victoria

 Humanists Victoria supports the 2022 Melbourne Walk for Justice and Freedom for Refugees, on Palm Sunday 10 April, at 2pm, commencing at the State Library (music from 1.30pm). People from all faith groups, community organisations and unions are invited to join the Palm Sunday Walk for Justice for Refugees, bringing banners and other messages of support […]

Monash Humanists

Yabby Hill, Jells Park Jells Park, Wheelers Hill, Victoria

An informal get-together over a picnic lunch in the Monash municipality, to discuss topics of concern to humanists and to socialise as well. Meet outdoors between Madeline’s Kiosk & Carpark number 5, under a large tree. It’s a bring a chair and your own food arrangement. The kiosk will be open if you want something […]

Philosophy Matters

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Philosophy of Science Demystified and Desanctified (via Zoom) Usha Sista will explore what philosophy of science is, its historical trajectory, the meaning and purpose of "science", "metascience", models of reality and about "scientific method". Her aim is to clarify the fundamental tenets of philosophy of science and of human inquiry. Usha looks forward to this […]

Ex-Religious Support Network

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Casual ESN Get-together on Zoom Have you left or are you thinking about leaving your religion? Coping with loss of belief, family and friends can be hard. If you need a friendly face or can provide a receptive ear, join Humanists Victoria for our next Ex-Religious Support Network meetup on Zoom. Pour yourself a coffee […]

Religious Trauma: The Long Journey of Leaving Religion

Balwyn Library Meeting Room 336 Whitehorse Road, Balwyn, Victoria

HV public presentation Caroline Winzenried is a counsellor who specialises in religious trauma. She takes an existential-humanistic approach in supporting clients as they process their experiences and find a way forwards that feels authentic for them. The intense process of re-examining one’s life after leaving a religion often profoundly alters a person’s self-concept and ideas […]

Philosophy Matters

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Buddhism and Science: Differing Technologies for Mental Health (On Zoom) What can 2,500 years of striving for Buddhist enlightenment tell us about mental health in the 21st century? Is there a place for science in the path to enlightenment and a place for Buddhist views in the scientific attempt to understand the mind? Buddhism and […]

Investing in young people, not prisons

Balwyn Library Meeting Room 336 Whitehorse Road, Balwyn, Victoria

HV Public Presentation Balwyn Library Meeting Room, 336 Whitehorse Rd, Balwyn OR register to join the meeting via Zoom at https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUkc-6trDkuGNase6-D42umEqP062-JOQ5v Tiffany Overall is Advocacy and Human Rights Officer at Youthlaw. She is also founder and co-convener of Smart Justice for Young People (SJ4YP), a coalition of over 50 organisations from the youth, legal and community […]

Ex-Religious Support Network

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Casual ESN Get-together on Zoom Have you left or are you thinking about leaving your religion? Coping with loss of belief, family and friends can be hard. If you need a friendly face or can provide a receptive ear, join Humanists Victoria for our next Ex-Religious Support Network meetup on Zoom. Pour yourself a coffee […]

Monash Humanists

Yabby Hill, Jells Park Jells Park, Wheelers Hill, Victoria

Picnic in the park. Please bring your own food & drink, a chair is optional. If the weather is clear, we can use one of the outdoor shelters. There is one in the area called Yabby Hill – near the Jells Lions Club Park and the Jells parkrun markers shown on Google Maps. See Park […]

Keep off the gas – why and how

Balwyn Library Meeting Room 336 Whitehorse Road, Balwyn, Victoria

HV Public Presentation (hybrid meeting) Balwyn Library Meeting Room, 336 Whitehorse Rd, Balwyn VIC 3103 OR register in advance for the virtual meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEsdOGopz8qG93fmTRjEQarcUFgMQVsHvs9 After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. Freja Leonard, of Friends of the Earth Melbourne and Lock the Gate Alliance, has more than 15 years […]