Life Matters Workshops

The Life Matters workshops give young adults a chance to look at their lives and develop new skills for living. The programme is varied and interactive. It includes panel discussions, personal reflection, workshops, music, outdoor activities and mixing with people from diverse walks of life, religious and cultural backgrounds.

  • to help develop the skills and character strengths needed to contribute to positive change in today's world
  • to expand ones world view and ability to respond to people and situations
  • to help each person explore and discover their own distinctive purpose

Skills development in:
  • Discerning the moral values needed in the task of creating a world that works
  • Learning how an individual can make a difference
  • Making conflict transformation and reconciliation practical
  • Active listening - to other people, and to the inner voice for meaning and direction
  • Community building, teamwork and leadership
  • Understanding the root of particular national and international issues
  • Problem solving through personal change
  • Spiritual empowerment for transforming people and society

For more information, please contact Rob Wood

Latest News
Monday, 20 October, 2014

Chief Inspector Bob Fitzgerald from the Blacktown Police presents certificates to some of the indigenous young people who took part in a Life Matters workshop in Blacktown, western suburbs of Sydney.

Saturday, 30 August, 2014

A Life Matters Workshop was held in Gerringong, 15-17 August 2014. Appears in the NewsLocal 20 August 2014 digital edition.

Thursday, 24 March, 2011
Participants and faculty of the Feb 2011 Life Matters course in Melbourne.

For the 21 young adults who participated in the Life Matters course in Melbourne, Australia, it was a life-changing experience. Over nine days in February, they examined issues of culture and identity, the wounds of history, forgiveness, conflict transformation and the moral and spiritual qualities needed to become a change-maker.

Thursday, 14 October, 2010
Some of the participants and faculty

A Life-Matters weekend workshop, based on the full nine-day Life Matters course, took place in Sydney, 17-19 September for a diverse group of young adults at the Granville Community Centre.