Chaplains’ Picks, Oct 17, 2018

Thursdays – Unsettling the Word Study Group with the Student Christian Movement
Every Thursday starting Sept. 20 
6 pm, Classroom 2, Knox College 
Join us in exploring Unsettling the Word, an anthology of “biblical experiments in decolonization.” No advance reading necessary, drop in anytime! Vegan and gluten-free snacks will be provided.
Tues, Oct 23 – Grief Support Sharing Circle
5:10 – 7:30 pm, Room 418, Faculty of Social Work

Everyone grieves in their own unique way. When someone you love dies, you may feel angry, isolated, sad, guilty and lonely. The Grief Support Sharing Circle is an informal mutual support group for students who have experienced a death, as well as students experiencing anticipatory grief. Please RSVP: &
Tues, Oct 23 – Religious Literacy Workshop
4:30-7:00 pm, Multi-Faith Centre

What does religious literacy mean to you? How do you navigate an increasingly diverse society? Join us for dinner as we discuss religious literacy as a tool to navigate religious, spiritual and ethical pluralism in public, professional and education settings.We’ll critically examine our own assumptions, beliefs, and worldviews in an attempt to build understanding and empathy. We’ll also explore religion and identity in the public sphere all in the context of intersectionality. Finally, we’ll look at how to engage in meaningful conversations in diverse settings. Register for free:

Wed, Oct 24 – Qu(e)erying Religion First Meeting
4-6 pm, Multi-Faith Centre
Are you interested in the intersections of queerness, religion and culture? Want to have space to discuss and engage deeply with all/any of the three? Then please join us for mindful conversation and light snacks in the Meeting Room of the Multi-Faith Centre.
Fri, Oct 26 -Working for Change: Exploring Meaningful Opportunities in the Social Justice Field
1-6 pm, William Doo and Wilson Hall, New College
Join us for an afternoon of networking, learning and dialogue on what it takes to work for social justice in the non-profit sector. Keynote speaker:  Syrus Marcus Ware, Activist and Artist*
The conference begins with the keynote speaker, 1pm, William Doo Auditorium. Panels in the areas of: Community Health, Migrants, Refugees & Newcomers, Food Sovereignty & Sustainability,Youth Empowerment, LGBTQ12SA+ Activism & Advocacy,Poverty Reduction & Shelter. Open to all students. Full program information, accessibility needs, and registration available at
Sponsors: Career Exploration & Education – Centre for Community Partnerships – New College – Faculty of Arts & Science
Tues, Oct 30 – Submissions deadline for Medication Meditations
We are looking for contributions to an anthology of theological reflections on the complicated relationships we have with medications for chronic illness, mental health conditions, or disabilities. Submissions are to be 2000-3000 words. Creative submissions encouraged: journal entries, poetry, stories. Deadline to submit: October 30, 2018. Email questions and submissions to: Amy – and Beth Anne –
Amy and Beth Anne are PhD students at TST with a passion for amplifying personal perspectives on topics that affect our daily lives.
Meditation and Mindfulness Opportunities
Various Locations

Want to relax and find your ground? Come in for weekly yoga, meditation or Tai Chi sessions on campus that are available throughout the week. No experience necessary! For more information, visit:

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