Abrahamic Faiths and The Environment – Judaism, Jan 21, 7 pm

Judaism and the Environment with Professor Tanhum Yoreh held over Zoom on January 21 at 7pm.7 – 8:30 p.m. This is the first of a three part series on Abrahamic Faiths and and The Environment. Explore the connection between Judaism and the Environment with U of T Professor Yoreh, as he discusses scripture and practice in the Jewish tradition and their relevance to the modern climate crisis. Register here: https://clnx.utoronto.ca/home/slevents.htm?eventId=29892

It’s a new year!

Happy new year! We’ve been through a lot! There have been tears, frustration, anxiety and anger at what we’ve lost and the changes we continue to navigate. There have been milestones: completing another term, graduating, finding work, welcoming new loves into your lives. There have been ordinary joys and delights. Friends, I continue to hold us in prayer. God’s love is deep and wide and can carry us through all that waits for us in this new year. Let’s walk in the way of this Love.

Merry Christmas

Wherever your path takes you, may this Christmas 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.

Chaplains’ Picks, Nov 26, 2020

May the blessings of sacred waiting and holy expectation be with you as we enter Advent.
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.
Friday, November 27 – Engaging in Research as Black, Latin American & Southeast Asian Undergraduate Students
3 – 5 p.m.
Please register for Engaging in Research as Black, Latin American & Southeast Asian Undergraduate Students and we’ll email you the day before with details on how to join via Microsoft Teams. This event is for Black, Latin American and Southeast Asian Students to discuss research with supportive Mentor Navigators, staff and professors from a variety of disciplines. By the end of this event participating students will be able to: discuss challenges to getting involved in research; and detail co-curricular and academic resources to help them discover research opportunities. https://clnx.utoronto.ca/home/slevents.htm?eventId=27508
Tuesday, Dec 8 – Ecology and Spirituality – A Conversation
7 – 8:30 pm

How does ecological awareness inform our spirituality? How can spiritual practices help ground us as we engage in environmental work? How do these intersections inform how we live, work, study and organize – and can these differ based on our personal faith – or unfaith? The panel of student leaders and campus organizers includes: Fatima Mohammed, ecology and spirituality intern with the Multi-Faith Centre; Esther Townshend, coordinator of the Student Christian Movement in the GTA; and Tristan Laing, Director of Education and Community with Regenesis, an environmental organization. Register on Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/ecology-and-spirituality-a-conversation-tickets-130266270923
Tuesday, Dec 15 – Grief Support Sharing Circle
3:10 – 5 pm, online

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. Register online: https://clnx.utoronto.ca/home/slevents.htm?eventId=27693
Campus Worship Opportunities:
Knox College has weekly worship on Tuesday afternoons, 4:15 pm, via Zoom. They are uploaded to YouTube where you can watch at any time: https://www.youtube.com/user/KnoxCollegeCA

Emmanuel College has weekly worship on Wednesday afternoons, 1:30 pm, via Zoom. You can watch on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EmmanuelCollegeofVic/

Mindful Moments and Yoga
There are many online opportunities to practice mindfulness and yoga for U of T students. https://www.facebook.com/groups/MindfulMomentsUofT/