Meditation

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 AGM

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.

Yonge Street Tragedy

The Ecumenical Chaplaincy at U of T is deeply saddened by the horrific tragedy on north Yonge Street on April 23, 2018. We lament the loss of life and injuries and mourn with all those who are affected. Our chaplains are available for conversation and consolation for anyone who needs to talk or pray at this time.

In the St. George Campus environs there is a prayer vigil this evening (April 24) at Church of The Redeemer at Avenue Road and Bloor. https://www.facebook.com/events/526058837787928/

Celebrate Ralph Carl Wushke’s Retirement

Join with the Ecumenical Chaplaincy at the University of Toronto (ECUT) as we celebrate Chaplain Ralph Carl Wushke’s 14 years of trail-blazing chaplaincy work on campus.

Thursday, 24 May 2018
Multi-Faith Centre at U of T  (569 Spadina Ave)

The retirement celebration for Ralph Carl Wushke has two distinct parts. You are welcome to attend either one or both:

 

1. Free reception, 4-6 pm, at the Multi-Faith Centre Main Activity Hall. Speeches to begin at 4:45 pm. To RSVP, please select the free reception ticket.

2. Paid fundraising dinner. Join us for an intimate dinner with Ralph, 6:30 pm, next door at the Faculty Club (41 Wilcocks Street). Tickets are $100. Seating is limited to 35 people. Drinks will be available for purchase at the Club with credit/debit cards. A portion of the ticket is tax-receiptable. Please let us know any dietary requirements.

To RSVP and to purchase tickets, go to Retirement Celebration for Ralph Carl Wushke event page on Canada Helps.

In honour of Ralph’s work, ECUT is welcoming donations to our general fund and/or to The Fund for Gender, Sexuality and Faith in Campus Ministry through Canada Helps. Your financial support will keep this ministry vibrant and alive long into the future.

Chaplains’ Picks, March 8, 2018

Mon, March 12 – Race & Faith Dialogues: Racialized Islamophobia,
3:00 pm – 5:00 pm, Multi-Faith Centre, Multi-Purpose Room  Race & Faith Dialogues are a drop-in program allowing students to discuss the intersection of race and faith through different lenses. At this Race & Faith event, we will engage in a dialogue about how Islamophobia impacts brown bodies, both Muslim and non-Muslim, in different yet similar ways. We will discuss the often violent and divisive consequences of this racialized bigotry, and ways of building solidarity among brown folks of different faith communities. Please join us for this important discussion! Refreshments will be provided. https://www.facebook.com/events/169032707081688/?notif_t=events_add_page_cohost¬if_id=1519851435298819
Friday, March 23 – Shabbat-Jumma
6-10 pm, Emmanuel College 
Shabbat-Jumma is Jewish and Muslim spiritual gathering held at the University of Toronto’s Emmanuel College. It is an opportunity to embrace the sacred moment of convergence between Shabbat and Jumma. It will be an evening of heart-felt Jewish and Muslim prayer, singing, eating and connecting with one another. The aim of the event is to facilitate a unique experience for Muslims and Jews to learn about one another’s spiritual and religious practices in an open and respectful space. Suggested $5 donation. Please register: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/receiving-shabbat-and-releasing-jumma-tickets-43761118684
Sun, March 25 – Spirit Singers and the UofT Gospel Choir Concert
7:30 pm at the Hart House Debate Room
Enjoy a fun time of international music celebrating our differences and affirming our common quests for peace and justice. The Spirit Singers is a non-auditioned choral ensemble of U of T students celebrating diversity and fostering intercultural & interfaith understanding. The internationally acclaimed U of T Gospel Choir is a non-denominational ensemble creating an empowering environment celebrating the Gospel of Christ through song. The Choir draws on a variety of sources including spirituals. Ticket Prices: $5 for Students  $10 for Non-Students Please order at the following link: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/imagine-peace-on-earth-a-choral-celebration-tickets-43624190127