PMB to host workshops on men’s spirituality

2010-08-02 00:00

PIETERMARITZBURG is to host a new initiative designed “to act as a catalyst for changing men’s consciousness by promoting spirituality as the way out of the crises facing men and the world”.

The project will give men an opportunity to meet other men and “discuss issues concerning themselves, the present state of their minds and society and possibly find solutions”.

Called Spirituality and Man (or SAM), the project is an initiative of the Health Department, the Brahma Kumaris World Spiritual University and religious leaders from different faiths.

It starts next weekend.

One of the organisers , hospital chaplain the Reverend Bonginkosi Mkhize, said the initiative arose out of the work done in the arena of HIV and Aids by the Health Department, the uMgungundlovu District Municipality and religious workers.

“We aim to create a forum where men can go on a journey of self-discovery together and have an opportunity to choose, change, grow, become and behave differently”. He

Mkhize said the inter-faith project will include input from Christians, Hindus and Brahma Kumaris. “We aim to be open-minded and inclusive and will not try to impose any one view.”

The meetings will consist of a mixture of discussion and workshop activities interspersed with cultural input like readings, live music and slide presentations, as well as silent reflection and meditation.

The first meeting, facilitated by members of the Brahma Kumaris, will be held next Saturday from 9 am to 2 pm at the Tembalethu Trust offices at 206 Burger Street. Attendance is free and tea and lunch will be served, also at no cost.

Contact Lalitha at 084 392 0204 or Kay at 033 394 7807.

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