Join a brave space where you can explore how spirituality plays a role in personal transformations, wellbeing, community and relationships. Spirituality can be complex and can be influenced by various social factors. Each year, we will explore different topics related to spiritual transformation, spiritual wellbeing and spiritual abuse.
All undergraduate and graduate students
Program Activities & Schedule23 Nov
Choosing Faith: Spiritual Journeys
Interested in learning about spiritual journeys and experiences about converting to another faith? Join panelists of graduate students and community leaders as they share their stories. Panelists will share how they managed the transformative shifts in themselves and their relationships, as well as how they managed the challenges during their spiritual paths. You will also learn about the unique motivations behind their conversions and the outcomes. These stories will provide the audience with positive examples of how to maintain healthy perspectives, relationships and lifestyles during what can be a turbulent journey. This panel discussion is part of a larger series in which the Multi-Faith Centre is taking a deeper look at the role of spirituality in personal transformation and wellbeing.Register21 Mar
Choosing Freedom: Safe Cult Talk
Join us for a deep dive into the dangers of cults. This talk will focus on hearing the firsthand experience of survivor, activist, and researcher, Professor Janja Lalich. This talk will focus on cults as a ‘self-sealing system’, from recruitment to indoctrination, to methods of influence and control. Professor Lalich will share her journey and expertise to help identify warning signs and provide helpful resources. Janja Lalich, Ph.D. is Professor Emerita of Sociology, a researcher, author and cult survivor. She has been studying the social psychology of controversial groups and abusive relationships for more than 30 years. She is the founder of the nonprofit Lalich Center on Cults and Coercion, which offers psychoeducational courses for trauma and abuse survivors, as well as training for therapists and other helping professionals. She has written six books on the topic of cults and related issues.Register