Chaplains’ Picks, Nov 21, 2019

Sunday, Nov 24 – Indigenous Education Workshop at the Hart House Farm

11-4 pm, bus from Hart House at 10 am

With Angela Mashford-Pringle & Wendy Phillips

Indigenous ways of knowing are grounded in a strong connection and relationship of Indigenous peoples to the Land, reciprocal relationship that extends deep into the past and far into the future. The Land is a great teacher, providing nourishment and life to plants, animals and humans in one relational, interconnected cycle. If you want to learn more about Indigenous perspectives, traditional practices, and ways of learning from the Land, you are invited to the Hart House Farm for a unique, hands-on workshop led by instructors Angela Mashford-Pringle and Wendy Phillips. We will serve a hearty lunch,and provide return bus transportation from Hart House to the Farm. Be sure to come dressed for the weather, with warm layers, and footwear that can handle wet and possibly slippery terrain. Presented by the Hart House Farm Committee. More info here. Tickets: Students $15/Non-students $25 can by purchased on EventBrite

Sunday, Nov 25 – Film screening: “Because We Are Girls”

2-4 pm, Multi-Faith Centre

The University of Toronto Multi-Faith Centre in collaboration with Queering Religion & Laadliyan presents: Because We are Girls. About the film: a conservative Indo-Canadian family in small-town British Columbia must come to terms with a devastating secret: three sisters were sexually abused by an older relative beginning in their childhood years. After remaining silent for nearly two and a half decades, the sisters decide to come forward—not only to protect other young relatives, but to set an example for their daughters as well. The film screening will be followed by a conversation about gendered violence in the South Asian community with guest panelists Manvir Bhangu (founder of @laadliyan), Pamila Matharu (artist, educator, and cultural producer), and Shuranjeet Singh (founder of @taraki_).  All tickets are general admission but are available on a sliding scale/pay what you can. To get tickets and for more info, go to EventBrite.

Thursdays – Student Christian Movement Another World Cafe
6:30 pm, Divinity Common Room – North, Trinity College, 6 Hoskin Ave.

Join us as we explore the stories that shape our worldviews – the stories of the Bible, of history, and of our own lives – and reflect critically on what we believe and how we put our faith into action for a better world. **At U of T over the next few weeks we will be exploring adrienne maree brown’s Emergent Strategy. No advance reading required.**  Refreshments provided, including vegan and gluten-free options.

Thursdays – Reading Sacred Texts
4:30pm – 5:45pm, Trinity College Divinity Common Room

Open to all students with an interest in studying Jewish, Christian, and  Muslim scriptures and sacred texts. Our close readings will open new conversations and discover interesting relationships across the three faiths. Pizza provided. Register: by emailing

U of T’s Annual Food and Toy Drive
Desired donations include new toys, baby items and new or gently used winter items. For those who wish to contribute, you can donate items until November 26th at St. George campus drop-off locations.

Wed, Dec 4 – A Celebration of Light in Different Faith Based Traditions
5:30 – 7:30, Multi-Faith Centre

Come engage around light in different faith based traditions and make your own beeswax candles. Enjoy a light kosher dinner together. Register by emailing

December 6th National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women 
Friday, December 6, 12-2:30 PM, Great Hall at Hart House
Registration opens at 12 PM and lunch will be served at 12:30 PM
Commemoration of the 30th Anniversary of the 1989 École Polytechnique Massacre. Please RSVP to the event here. Questions or concerns to be directed to

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