Swinburne celebrates five year anniversary of Multi Faith Facility
Friday 21 October 2016
- Five years since Swinburne opened its Multi Faith Facility
- Event was attended by staff and students
- Indigenous artwork was presented to Swinburne
Swinburne staff and students have come together to celebrate five years since the Multi Faith Facility opened at the Hawthorn campus.
Located on level 3 of The George building, the Multi Faith Facility is a place for students and staff to meditate or spend time in quiet reflection. It is accommodating of all religious affiliations and denominations.
The event saw people come together from different religions and backgrounds to acknowledge each other’s faiths.
Indigenous artist Arbup Peters presented the Multi Faith Facility with an artwork, which symbolically acknowledged the facility and the impact it has had on the Swinburne community.
Director of Multicultural Engagement, Chin Tan, who was at the celebration, says it was important to celebrate Swinburne’s commitment to diversity.
“I applaud the university for wanting to expand on the idea of multicultural engagement beyond just ethnicity.
“Everyone who uses this space has one thing in common - they have faith.”
About the Multi Faith Facility
Swinburne’s Multi Faith Facility at Hawthorn is an acknowledgement of Swinburne’s commitment to religious tolerance. It is a place for people to tolerantly engage in communal reflection and individual meditation.
This dedicated space provides access to:
- A meditative / quiet reflection room
- Rooms available for booking your faith based activity