Chaplains’ Picks, Sept 16, 2019

Welcome new and returning students to campus! We are looking forward to building community, supporting each other, and spreading friendship in Jesus’ name. May God’s love and wisdom be with you as you study, work and play.

Thurs, Sept 19 – Student Christian Movement Another World Cafe
6:30 pm, Divinity Common Room – North, Trinity College, 6 Hoskin Ave.

“Another world is possible,” a common protest chant proclaims. Yet it can be hard to see. Many of us struggle with anxiety and despair about the state of the world. Christian faith, which should offer hope, is often used to justify the status quo. Join us as we help each other to grow into a liberating faith: a faith that celebrates the dignity of all and gives us courage to challenge injustice and oppression. 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. @ U of T every Thursday. Refreshments provided, including vegan and gluten-free options.

Tues, Sept 24 – Grief Support Sharing Circle
5:10-7:30 pm, Room 114, Faculty of Social Work

Everyone grieves in their own unique way. When someone you love dies, you may feel isolated, angry, 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: and

Wed, Sept 25 – Qu(e)erying Religion: LGBTQ+ Students of Faith Social
4:00 pm – 6:00 pm, Multi-Faith Centre

As part of U of T’s queer orientation week, come  and meet other LGBTQ+ students of faith on campus.

Tues, Oct 1 – Blanket Exercise
4:10pm – 5:30pm at Hart House   

Stand in solidarity with Indigenous people in this interactive learning experience. The Blanket Exercise covers 500 years of history about Indigenous rights. Register: by emailing

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

Mindful moments (meditation & yoga) on campus:

Summer schedule

While things are quieter at U of T, we are still on campus and available to meet. We hope that you find time this summer to enjoy the warmth of the sun and the beauty of God’s green and flowering world.

Qu(e)erying Religion anti-Archive launch party!

Join the Qu(e)erying Religion (QR) program at the University of Toronto as we publicly launch the anti-Archive project. The anti-Archive is a digital space that preserves the history of Qu(e)erying Religion through memory. Interviews with program alumni are brought to life as short, animated videos that testify to the lived experience of participating in QR’s long history of (un)common conversations.  Come explore the anti-Archive’s many voices for yourself.  All are welcome.

WHEN:  Wed, 29 May 2019 @ 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM

WHERE:  U of TMulti-Faith Centre (569 Spadina Cres) The Multi-Faith Centre accommodates wheelchairs and scooters.


Premiere screening and Q&A with project creator and select participants (6 PM) Interactive exhibition of anti-Archive videos ongoing  (5-8 PM)

A selection of light refreshments will be served, with vegan and gluten-free options available.

Admission is free. Register here.
For more information, visit our websiteJoin this event on Facebook

Donations to support the continuation of the QR program generously accepted.

Chaplains’ Picks, April 25, 2019

Thurs, April 25 – Ring of Peace and Service of Commemoration following the attacks in Sri Lanka, 5:30 pm, Our Lady of Lourdes, 520 Sherbourne Street Ring of Peace followed by an inter-faith vigil service. All are welcome to attend. Light refreshments will be served. We stand in solidarity with the Christian community, and especially with the Roman Catholic community, and with the entire Sri Lankan community here in Canada and abroad, in the face of the horrific attack on Easter Sunday in Sri Lanka.

Paid Student Internships with the U of T Multi-Faith Centre
Sept 1, 2019 to March 15, 2020

Application Deadline: Thurs May 2, 2019
The Multi-Faith Centre Internship Program provides undergraduate students structured learning opportunities to: examine the role of religion and religious actors in society and/or; explore questions of identity, culture and community and/or; engage in personal and collective processes of discerning life purpose and meaning through sustained study of the interconnections between spirituality and social justice. Interns will have an opportunity to develop a related team project under the guidance of Multi-Faith Centre staff. The Internship consists of 10 hours a week at $15.00 an hour from Sept 1, 2019 to Mar 15, 2020. It is open to full-time students (during that academic year) on the St George campus. For a full list of Internships and how to apply:  ECUT works with the Qu(e)erying Religion and Ecology and Spirituality interns to develop programs on campus.

Hart House Reframing Difference Podcast is now available online. Produced in support of the 2019 Hart House Hancock Lecture by Sarah Jama, Moving Toward a Disability Justice Revolution, the purpose of this podcast is to amplify the voices of people with disabilities and to emphasize actions U of T can take to make the university more inclusive. Kate Welsh, MEd, disability activist and artist, interviews students and has frank, open conversations!

May 29, 2019 – ECUT Annual General Meeting
4-5 pm, Multi-Faith Centre, 2nd floor Multi-Purpose Room

All are welcome to join us for our Annual General Meeting. Together we look back at the year that was and look ahead to the future.