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.
ECUT’s June newsletter is hot off the press. Featuring the anti-Archive launch party, you can click here to read it!
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.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:
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.
Donations to support the continuation of the QR program generously accepted.
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. https://lourdes.to/event/ring-of-peace-and-a-service-of-commemoration/
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: https://www.facebook.com/groups/multifaithuoft/ 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! http://harthouse.ca/reframing-difference/
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.
The Ecumenical Chaplaincy at U of T mourns with all Muslims affected by the violent display of hatred in a place of worship in New Zealand on Friday, March 15. May those who mourn be comforted. May those who speak out against Islamophobia and hatred do so with strength. May we live, work, act and pray for peace.
Support UofT’s Muslim students Friday: Hart House Debates Room, 1:00 and 2:00 / Multi-Faith Centre Main Activity Hall, 1:00
Form a Ring of Peace around Muslim prayers this Friday, March 22 to show support and protection for Muslim students at prayer. First done in 2015 by the Muslim community of Oslo to protect a synagogue, and since then unfortunately repeated after the Quebec mosque shooting and again after the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting, Rings of Peace are a way to show those communities that have been targeted that they are not alone. Come with supportive signs or cards, stay for all or part of prayers. Rings of Peace will be happening across the GTA.