Divorce in Religious Contexts
Friday March 10, 12:30-1:30 p.m. on Zoom

The end of a marriage is always heartbreaking; for people within faith traditions it can also include experiences of judgment, shame, loss of significant community, and/or internal struggles with our personal belief systems. Join us for a facilitated peer-support gathering to exchange stories on what it is like to go through a divorce in religious contexts, and where hope and healing have shown up along the way. For U of T students. Register here: https://clnx.utoronto.ca/home/slevents.htm?eventId=52659

Lenten Taizé Services

Join us for a time of silence, song and prayer in the Taizé tradition during the season of Lent.

Tuesdays (Feb 28, March 7, 14, 21, 28, April4) , 5 – 6 pm, in the Knox College chapel. Due to construction on King’s College circle, it is easiest to enter Knox College on the north side door by the parking lot. Email jeanette.unger@utoronto.ca for further information.

Sponsored by ECUT and The Christian Reformed Chaplaincy and Knox College.

Chaplain’s Picks

Tuesdays – Text & Talk: ECUT Bible study
4 pm, Knox College Koinonia Room
(two doors down from the security desk, below the library) Text & Talk. Bring your difficult questions, your curiosity,  and your spiritual insights for a weekly Bible study! Join us for an hour of food and fellowship. Inclusive and affirming. https://ecut.ca/2022/10/28/ecut-bible-study/

February is Black History Month at U of T
The Anti-Racism and Cultural Diversity Office invites the University of Toronto and external community members to join the for programming in recognition and celebration of Black History Month. You can find out more: https://antiracism.utoronto.ca/black-history-month-2022/

Feb 1- 7 – World Interfaith Harmony Week
The Multi-Faith Centre warmly invites students, staff, and faculty to celebrate World Interfaith Harmony Week with events: Healing Activation with Asha Frost, Choral Music with Hussein Janmohamed, Movie & Pizza Night, Faith & Family Fun Day, and Integrating Religious Values & Work. For more details, go to program registration on the Multi-Faith Centre webpage: https://studentlife.utoronto.ca/program/world-interfaith-harmony-week/

Tues, Feb 7 – “Learning from the Earth: A Democratically Spiritual Journey”: A Talk by Indigenous Law Scholar John Borrows
7:30 – 9 pm, in person at Emmanuel College and online via Zoom
Join us for an evening with John Borrows, world-renowned Indigenous law professor, as he reflects on learning from the earth. John Borrows BA, MA, JD, LLM (Toronto), PhD (Osgoode Hall Law School), LLD (Hons., Dalhousie, York, SFU, Queen’s & Law Society of Ontario), DHL, (Toronto), FRSC, OC, is the Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Law at the University of Victoria Law School in British Columbia (on leave) and Loveland Chair in Indigenous Law at the University of Toronto Law School. Co-sponsored by ECUT, Bathurst United Church and Emmanuel College’s Centre for Religion and Its Context .For more information: https://fb.me/e/2fGeI1aQo Please register: https://uoft.me/johnborrowslecture

Navigating Academics as a Racialized Person
Tues, February 7, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Rewriting the Narrative
Navigating Academics as a Racialized Person workshop series is for those who feel like an impostor in a colonial institution, are dealing with microaggressions, or want to rewrite your own narrative of academic success. Facilitated by student peers with similar experiences, please register for one or more sessions, each providing a chance to share with and learn from other Racialized students. Dinner provided. Sponsored by Academic Success, with Mentor Navigator support from African Black Caribbean, Latin American, Southeast Asian & First Generation Student Engagement.

Tues, Feb 7 – Virtual Grief Support Group
3-5 pm, online
Everyone grieves in their own unique way. When significant people in your life die, you may feel angry, isolated, sad, guilty and lonely. The Grief Support Sharing Circle is an informal mutual support group, led by clinicians and campus chaplains, that provides support for students who have experienced the death of a loved one, as well as students experiencing anticipatory grief. Register: https://studentlife.utoronto.ca/program/grief-support/

Thurs, Feb 23 – Student Christian Movement (SCM) Environmental Justice Group
7 – 8 PM at the U of T Multi-Faith Centre

SCM is joining Kairos and Development & Peace to work through chapters from Joan Kuyek’s Unearthing Justice: How to Protect Your Community from the Mining Industry. Follow up activities include a webinar on February 16 featuring partners from the Global South with first-hand experience with Canadian-based mining companies, and two planning sessions on February 23 and March 2 to prepare for a demonstration at the Prospectors and Developers of Canada (PDAC) conference. Sign up here: bit.ly/ERG2023 For more details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1997956533736248/1997956543736247

Tues, Feb 28 – Lenten Taize Services
5-6 pm, Knox College Chapel

Tuesdays during Lent, you are invited to contemplative Taize services in the Knox College chapel. Sponsored by ECUT and The Christian Reformed Chaplaincy at U of T.

Merry Christmas

Wherever your path takes you, may this Christmas season be for you and yours a day of celebration, a day of hope, a day of peace. Let us hold on to the God who comes to be with us, now and always.