MCAST inaugurated a Multifaith and Quiet Contemplation Room
On 3rd December 2019 MCAST inaugurated a Multifaith and Quiet Contemplation Room. The room is situated at the Students’ House ground floor, a focus of students’ life, close to the Youth Hub. MCAST is sending a clear message that embracing diversity is pivotal to the College vision. MCAST is espousing religious diversity by accommodating the spiritual needs of students not only through its staff and its activities, but also through the provision of an appropriate space for a variety of religious, spiritual, and ethical practices. This room communicates inclusivity and supports a religiously diverse student population. In addition, this room brings together religiously diverse students and values the spiritual practices of the student population. It is also inclusive of individuals who do not profess any faith by creating an opportunity for them to find time and space to reflect in a calm environment.
The Multifaith and Quiet Contemplation room inauguration was a significant moment. MCAST Principal and CEO, Prof James Calleja and MCAST Chairman, Mr Frederick Schembri addressed the guests. Prof Calleja outlined the inclusive vision of the College and expressed his appreciation to HSBC who generously sponsored several items of the room. Leaders of different faiths who were present for the ceremony were also thanked for their collaboration and their contributions to the multifaith room.
Persons making use of the room will be able to utilize a range of items and sacred writings from different religious traditions. Some guidelines on how to maximise the use of the room are also available. MCAST staff members helped in the creation of the room through their time and creativity. The room will be opened daily. In case the room is closed one can contact the front office receptionist at the Student House (ground floor) in order to gain access.