Chaplains’ Picks, Nov 12

Tuesdays – Another World Cafe: Student Christian Movement online gatherings
6:30 pm,
“Another world is possible!”, goes a common protest chant. Another World Cafe is our weekly space for renovating our worldviews and stirring up our imaginations. Programming will rotate between our traditional Radical Bible Study, conversations about deep ecology and eco-grief, and hands-on zine-making sessions. Please bring your favourite hot drink, and a notebook or sketchbook.

Thurs, Nov 12 – Reading Scripture in Community, 4:30 – 5:30 pm, online
Join other students to investigate reconciliation in Christian, Jewish and Muslim faiths. The academic practice of Scriptural Reasoning is used to enhance understanding rather than agreement. The result is often a deeper appreciation of others’ and your own scriptures and friendship across faith communities. Register:

Tues, Nov 17- Grief Support Sharing Circle, 3:15 – 5 pm, online
Everyone grieves in their own unique way. When someone you love dies, you may feel angry, isolated, sad, guilty and lonely. Participate in an informal, facilitated mutual support group for students who have experienced a death, as well as students experiencing anticipatory grief. Facilitators: Laurie Coleman, Wellness Counsellor and Co-ordinator, Health and Wellness and Jeanette Unger, Chaplain, Ecumenical Chaplaincy at U of T. Please register at:   

Wed, Nov 18 – De-escalating Conflict Situations, 2-3 pm, online
Conflicts can get heated. Learn how to ‘put out the fire’ of a challenging situation and lower interpersonal tension to resolve the conflict with a cool head. This event is run by Housing Services in partnership with trained mediators from St. Stephen’s Community House. For more information:

November 16 and 20
Conference on Racism and Anti-Racism on Campus
The Office of the Dean of Students and the Victoria Black Student Network and the VUSAC Executive and Equity Commissioner are collaborating on a University-wide two-day conference and discussion on racism and anti-racism in higher education with events on Monday, November 16 and Friday, November 20. Visit the Victoria College website for details and registration.

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