Victoria: Rituals and Processes of Grief across Multiple Religions

The Australian Centre for Grief and Bereavement presents its Annual Grief Lecture at the Village Roadshow Theatre, Latrobe St, Melbourne, on the topic of Death Across Multiple Religions, on the evening of Thursday 5th of July, 2018.


Death is one thing everyone has in common and we are going inevitably face death ourselves. What sets us apart is the fact we all have different ways of mourning and grieving. How we handle death differs not only from person to person, but also from community to community. People come from diverse backgrounds and they bring a variety of cultures, religions, life experiences, traditions and expectations, and each of these can affect the way they will respond to impending death.

Having an understanding and gaining an appreciation for these diversities, allows us to respect the individuality of the people you come into contact with who is experiencing grief and loss, which may assist with how to respond.

This lecture brings together four key figures from four different faiths – Buddhism, Anglicanism, Catholicism, and Judaism – to give a deeper understanding into the ways and spiritual processes of their handling grief and loss. This is a rare opportunity to learn and resolving your questions around grief, loss and religion.

Buddhism: Jake Zakarauskas
Jake Zakarauskas, a disciple of renowned teacher Geshe Kelsang Gyatso. He inspires people to use Buddhist meditation to improve their lives through his sincere example and clear teachings.

Anglicanism: The Venerable Jeffrey Parker
The Venerable Jeffrey Parker was appointed Archdeacon in December 2016 and he is now the Vicar of Dandenong.

Catholicism: Rev Dr Elio Capra
Rev. Dr Elio Capra SDB is a lecturer at Catholic Theological College and is a member of the Department of Systematic Theology and the Department of Pastoral and General Studies. He lectures in Liturgy and Sacramental Theology. He is a priest of the Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB).

Judaism: Cynthia Pollak
Cynthia Pollak in the founder of HEARD support and the President of Jewish Bereaved Parents.

Lecture Details

Location: The Village Roadshow Theatrette, State Library of Victoria
Access: The Theatrette is accessed via Entry 3 at 179 LaTrobe St.
Date: Thursday 5th of July, 2018
Time: 6:30pm – 8:00pm
Prices: ACGB Members: FREE; Non-members: $20
Bookings: Online at AGBC




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