Invitation 

Do you have a calling (Umoya: Ubizo) and do not understand it? Join us for a conversation on:
Mental Health and Spirituality – Ancestral Calling (Umoya: Ubizo), Christianity and Western Psychological Diagnosis
Many students claim to have an ancestral calling. Is it true or is it just a trend?
How do we distinguish between ancestral calling and Christian calling? Is there actually
a distinction? What is the role of spiritual leaders or psychologists with this? What is
psychology’s view? How do psychologists deal with students who come to them with
this challenge? Can mental health conditions be mistaken for ancestral calling?
Speakers:
• Anele Siswana – Clinical Psychologist, Consultant, Spiritualist, Healer, Academic
• Mzamo Ntantiso – Psychologist – PsyCaD, UJ
• Ntsiki Mkhize – Author and Founder of MentHer, Speaker, Mentor, Social Entrepreneur
• Pastor Zwai Zulu – Associate Pastor of Discipleship & Leadership Development at
Rosebank Union Church
Facilitators:
• Bongani_Drama – TV & Radio Host, Producer, Opera Singer, Actor, Professional Compère, Researcher
• Prof Maria Frahm–Arp – Executive Director: UJ Library / Professor – Department of Religion Studies, Editor Journal for the Study of Religion
DATE: 29 August 2022
TIME: 11:00
VENUE: Chinua Achebe Auditorium, Level 6, APK Library
This is a partnership between the Library, Centre for Student Health and Wellness (CSHW) and PsyCaD

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August 29, 2022

Disclaimer: The University of Johannesburg encourages academic debate and discussion that are conducted in a manner that upholds respectful interaction, safety of all involved, and freedom of association as enshrined in the law, the Constitution, and within the boundaries of the University policies. The views expressed during events are expressed in a personal capacity and do not necessarily reflect the views of the University of Johannesburg.

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