Finding Meaning Without Religion
We can choose what we make of religion and how we might pursue spiritual matters – or not. There’s a tremendous freedom in that, but also a profound challenge.
We live in a period of human history in which, perhaps for the first time, no single religion or philosophy dominates.
While many of us feel little or no inclination to follow a particular religion, we are nonetheless conscious of what is often referred to as ‘the God-shaped hole’ – a sense of a higher purpose. We may even seek to nurture our spiritual side and deepen our understanding of how this might be achieved.
In this class, we will:
- Explore the ramifications of our secular predicament,
- Learn how people often try to fill the gap,
- Examine how successful the alternative ways to fill the gap are when set alongside traditional religious practice
- Identify some practices that you might take up in your own life.
1.00pm Welcome & introduction
2.30pm Break (times vary)
4.00pm Class finishes
'I see a pattern, but my imagination cannot picture the maker of that pattern.'
- Albert Einstein
Adam Jacobs is the Co-Founder of THE ICONIC – Australia’s largest online fashion retailer, and the Co-Founder of Hatch - a new venture whose mission is to design the future of work. Adam is interested in how technology is changing our societies, and aims to build global tech companies that positively influence our future. Whilst in his professional life Adam is an entrepreneur, Adam's academic background is Philosophy. From an early age Adam has been drawn to questions of meaning and religion having grown up in a multi-religious household where he was encouraged to challenge and explore existing beliefs.