Feb 1, 2018 Chaplains’ Picks

Tues, Feb 6: Forward in Faith: Toward Gender Equity in Religious Communities
7-8:30 pm, Multi-Faith Centre
Want to learn about gender egalitarian efforts within different faith communities? For many of us, we turn to our religious traditions for guidance in morality and paths toward justice. So what does that look like in 2018 with regard to gender? Join us to hear about how different faiths are forwarding the interests of their members of all genders. With Rabbi Julia Appel (Senior Jewish Educator and Campus Rabbi, UofT Hillel), Rev. Andrea Budgy (Humphrys Chaplain to the University of Trinity College), and El-Farouk Khaki (founder of Salaam: Queer Muslim Community & Imam of Toronto Unity Mosque) https://www.facebook.com/events/548965198793905/

Wed, Feb 7 – Qu(e)erying Religion Bi-Weekly Drop-In
2 – 4 pm, Multi-Faith Centre
An intimate and open space for joyful, supported, life-giving queer spiritualities. Each session incorporates mindful crafting activities and facilitated group discussion around a given monthly theme. https://www.facebook.com/events/320085538398840/ 

UTSC: Thurs, Feb 8 – Intergeneracial
6pm | UTSC | EV 151, 152 | FREE | REFRESHMENTS PROVIDED

A Black History Month production at U of T Scarborough!  Intergeneracial is an oral history project that dozens of youth have been working on for three years. Founded by Fiona Raye Clarke in 2015, Intergeneracial brings Black youth and Black elders together providing a forum to share stories around being Black in Canada from across the generations and create theatre about it. From Their Lips is a verbatim play based on a series of oral history interviews conducted between Black youth and elders throughout 2015 and 2016 asking the same 10 questions.

 

Sun, Feb 18 – Ecology and Spirituality: a Winter Retreat

9 am – 6 pm at Hart House Farm Bus departs from Multi-Faith Centre at 9 am

Enjoy a day exploring the beautiful winter wonderland at Hart House Farm while discovering different faith-based traditions around nature. Come to be uplifted and nourished by walking meditation, spiritual teachings, and a delicious vegetarian lunch. Tickets: $5.00 can be purchased at the Multi-Faith Centre or online https://www.eventbrite.com/e/multi-faith-eco-spirituality-retreat-tickets-42277101950

Jan 11, 2018 Chaplains’ Picks

Tues, Jan 16 – Grief Support Sharing Circle

5:10 pm – 7:30 pm, Rm 114, Faculty of Social Work
Everyone grieves in his or her own unique way. When someone you love dies, you may feel angry, isolated, sad, guilty or lonely. The grief support sharing circle is an informal, drop-in mutual support group for students who have experienced a death, as well as students experiencing anticipatory grief. Refreshments will be served. RSVP:  to both laurie.coleman@utoronto.ca  & student.minister@utoronto.ca

Tues, Jan 23 – Hart House Hancock Lecture: “Black and Educated?”
7-9 pm, Great Hall Hart House is pleased to present the 17th Annual Hancock Lecture: Black and Educated? Unveiling The Contradictions and Redesigning The Future delivered by Chizoba Imoka and moderated by Dr. Kofi Hope. In an education system based on Western values and knowledge, Black students go through school feeling alienated and graduate ill-equipped to bring about transformative changes in their communities. Is it not time to restructure the system? Chizoba Imoka disrupts the perceived Black and “Educated” contradiction and advances an alternative vision of education that acknowledges colonial history, is responsive to socio-political concerns and enables a new generation of social justice leaders to make real change. Following her presentation, Chizoba will be joined by a Rhodes Scholar, Doctor of Philosophy in Politics, community activist and youth advocate, Kofi Hope for an onstage discussion. Free for students. Tickets and info here: http://harthouse.ca/events/hancock2018/

Thurs, Jan 25 – Religious Fluency Workshop
5:10 pm – 8 pm,  U of T Multi-Faith Centre
Interested in navigating conversations about religion? Wondering how to engage religious pluralism? Want to improve your leadership skills?  Examine the global and local context for various religious traditions as well as discussing tips for creating a safe and welcoming environment for religious and spiritual expression on campus and in the wider community.

Facilitated by Ariel Ennis, Assistant Director at Global Spiritual Life Centre at New York University, Adjunct Lecturer at the Silver School of Social Work also at New York University, and creator and host of the Multifaithful Podcast. Dinner included. Please register at:  multi.faith@utoronto.ca  with your student number and why you would like to participate in this workshop. Please specify any dietary needs and we will endeavour to accommodate. https://www.facebook.com/events/327774127709610/

Wed, Feb 7 – Qu(e)erying Religion Bi-Weekly Drop-In
4 pm, Multi-Faith Centre
An intimate and open space for joyful, supported, life-giving queer spiritualities. Each session incorporates mindful crafting activities and facilitated group discussion around a given monthly theme. https://www.facebook.com/events/320085538398840/

Nov 23, 2017 Chaplains’ Picks

Mon, Nov 27 – Terrorcraft: The Production of Racialized Terrorist Threat in the USA, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm, Department of Anthropology, Room AP 246 Join  Prof. Deepa Kumar, author of Islamophobia and the Politics of Empire as she explores how a racialized and religious threat is produced.
Wed, Nov 29 – Qu(e)erying Religion Text Drop-ins, 4-6 pm, Knox College Chaplains’ Office.  Each session explores a selection of texts aligned with the given monthly theme.  This month: Race & Colorism
Thurs, Nov 30 – Our Doors Are Open, 3 pm (TBC), Multi-purpose room, Multi-Faith Centre.  Mike Walker will share his work on the OCAD project Our Doors are Open. This workshop aims to unlock creativity in terms of access and inclusion for people with disabilities. https://www.facebook.com/events/123993288366586/
Sat, Dec 2 – True Colours: Celebrating Our Religious Diversity through Song!  7:30 pm, Victoria College Chapel Enjoy and engaging evening of song from Muslim blessings to Yiddish folk songs and South African songs of solidarity! Spirit Singers is a chorus of U of T students celebrating interfaith and intercultural understanding. Tickets: $5 for students. Available at: www.eventbrite.ca/e/true-colours-tickets-39802359930?aff=ehomecard
Mon, Dec 4 – A Celebration of Light in different Religions, 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm, Multi-Faith Centre Celebrate Kwanzaa, Hanukkah, Christmas, Diwali, Winter Solstice? Never made a candle before? Come engage around the topic of light in different faith-based traditions and make your own beeswax candles and meet a new friend from a different tradition. Sponsored by the Ecology and Spirituality program. A light dinner will be served. Please register at: multi.faith@utoronto.cahttps://www.facebook.com/events/152829185466993/

Nov 9, 2017 Chaplains Picks

Wed, Nov 15 – Qu(e)erying Religion: A Global Dialogue
4:10 pm – 6 pm, Centre for International Experience, 33 St. George St
The University of Toronto Qu(e)erying Religion Program invites you to an intimate discussion with international and domestic guests. The event offers the opportunity to hear how the intersection of religion and Queer identity is being lived out in different contexts including Cuba, South Korea, Kenya and Canada. All are welcome. Refreshments provided. Please register at: multi.faith@utoronto.ca

Friday, Nov 17 deadline – Christian Survey  In support of the research of Connie Wang, a visiting scholar at the Department for the Study of Religion, Canadian Christian students are invited to complete a survey regarding their beliefs and values. This part of a comparative study of Chinese and Canadian Christian university students. The survey has been approved by the Ethics Review Board of the University and is completely anonymous. Interested student can complete the link at: http://ca.studentvoice.com/ut/religiousidxian

Tues, Nov 21 – Multi-Faith Perspectives on Trans Inclusion, 7 pm, Multi-purpose room, Multi-Faith Centre Join the Multi-Faith Centre, Hillel, and Qu(e)erying Religion in a discussion of the present-day realities of trans “inclusion” and religious diversity, centering the voices of trans folks from different religious and spiritual traditions. https://www.facebook.com/events/297642914086320/

Tues, Nov 21 – Grief Support Sharing Circle, 5:10 – 7:30 pm, Rm 100, Faculty of Social Work (246 Bloor Street W) Everyone grieves in his or her own unique way. When someone you love dies, you may feel angry, isolated, sad, guilty or lonely. The grief support sharing circle is an informal drop-in mutual support group for students who have experienced a death, as well as students experiencing anticipatory grief. Please register by emailing both Jeanette Unger at student.minister @ utoronto.ca and Laurie Coleman at: laurie.coleman @ utoronto.ca.

Qu(e)erying Religion: A Global Dialogue

PictureThe University of Toronto Qu(e)erying Religion Program invites you to an intimate discussion with international and domestic guests. The event offers the opportunity to hear how the intersection of religion and Queer identity is being lived out in different contexts including Cuba, South Korea, Kenya and Canada. All are welcome.

SPEAKERS

Elaine Saralegui, Metropolitan Community Church, Matanzas, Cuba
Jeon Dawit, Sumdol Hyanglin Presbyterian Church, Seoul, South Korea
​Solomon Gichira, Pembizo Christian Council, Nairobi, Kenya
Sheri Krell, Kulanu Toronto, Jewish LGBTQ Community, Toronto, Canada
Imam Habeeb Alli, Canadian Council of Imams, Toronto, Canada

Please register at: multi.faith@utoronto.ca

Refreshments provided (vegan and gluten-free options available)

Visit our website: queeryingreligion.weebly.com

 

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