What is Qu(e)erying Religion?

Wed, Sept 26- What is Qu(e)erying Religion?
4:30-6:30 pm, 2nd floor Multi-Purpose Room, Multi-Faith Centre
The Qu(e)erying Religion (QR) program is a campus initiative that fosters open spaces for U of T students who are interested in exploring the rich, sometimes troubling, and often sacred intersections of gender identity, sexual orientation, faith, religion, spiritual practice, race, and culture. Founded by the Ecumenical Chaplaincy at U of T in 2005, QR has offered at least 10 events a year and has impacted hundreds of students, often in a life-shaping way.
To find out more about the unique programming that QR offers, join us for an intimate panel discussion with current and past QR leaders and participants.This event also features a preview of QR’s “anti-Archive” – a digital space that aims to preserve QR’s history through memory. Over the course of 3 years, QR Student Intern, Alisha Stranges, interviewed 20 QR participants about their experiences attending QR events. Over this past summer, she has transformed these interviews into short audio-visual narratives, brought to life with whiteboard animation.


Welcome back!

Feels like fall today, which means school is just around the corner. It is an exciting time of year as we look forward to welcoming new and returning students back to campus. We wish students a wonderful year, full of learning, growth, love and light.

ECUT Chaplain Announcement

The Ecumenical Chaplaincy at the University of Toronto (ECUT) is pleased to announce the appointment of Rev. Timothy Paul Kennedy as Ecumenical Chaplain.

Tim was born in Roswell, New Mexico and raised in the beautiful desert southwestern region of the United States. He received a B.A. in Religion and a B.A. in Communication Studies from McMurry University in 1999 and an M. Div. from Princeton Theological Seminary in 2003. Prior to moving to Canada, Tim was ordained by the New Mexico Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church and served as University Chaplain and Director of Religious Life at McMurry University in Abilene, Texas. Tim currently serves in Hamilton, Ontario as minister to a new interdenominational faith community created from the joining together in shared ministry of Pioneer Memorial United Church and St. Columba Presbyterian Church. One of Tim’s passions is working with people and he believes deeply in the intersection of spirituality and higher education. He is delighted by the opportunity to return to the stimulating environment of the university setting and looks forward to working with the existing chaplaincy team to continue the good work that is currently taking place. In his spare time, Tim enjoys traveling, hiking, running, reading, eating good food, and meeting new people.

Tim will officially begin as Ecumenical Chaplain the beginning of September 2018.


Meditation at Noon in June!

Would you like to be more calm, confident and connected? Check-out Thursdays at noon in June at the Multi-Faith Centre to practice mindful meditation techniques that will increase your relaxation, resiliency and focus. Open to U of T students. Come for all 4 sessions, or just drop-in any time to check one out. Suitable for meditation beginners and seasoned practitioners. 12 noon Thurs June 7, 14, 21, 28, Multi-Faith Centre, Rm 207.

Facilitated by Dr. Susitna Banerjee, Health and Wellness  https://www.facebook.com/events/253204608584358/


ECUT Annual General Meeting
You are invited! Please join us for our meeting and hear about ECUT’s activities and events in 2017 – 2018.
Wednesday, June 13, 2018   
4:00 – 5:30 pm 
Emmanuel College, Room 108
75 Queen’s Park Cres.  
ECUT is a Canada Customs and Revue Agency recognized charity and is required by its constitution to hold an annual meeting for stakeholders and individual members of its constituency. All those in attendance will be accorded a vote. RSVP to student.minister@utoronto.ca or 416.978.2785.