ECUT supports the following programs at the St. George campus:
Qu(e)erying Religion (QR) –
An intimate and open space for joyful, supported, life-giving queer spiritualities. QR programs foster dynamic encounters, uncommon conversations, and creative engagements at the intersections of gender identities, sexual orientations, cultures, religious faiths, and spiritual practices. Find QR on FB.
The QR anti-Archive video animations can be found here: https://queeryingreligion.weebly.com/anti-archive.html
Ecology and Spirituality – An exploration of the ways in which faith, religions and spiritualities interact with the world around us.
Grief Support Sharing Circles – Everyone grieves in their own unique way. When significant people in your life die, you may feel angry, isolated, sad, guilty, and lonely. The Grief Support Sharing Circle is an informal mutual support group, led by clinicians and campus chaplains, that provides support for students who have experienced the death of a loved one, as well as students experiencing anticipatory grief. Facilitators: Laurie Coleman, Wellness Counsellor & Coordinator, MSW, RSW and Jeanette Unger, Campus Chaplain, M.T.S.
2022-2023 Dates (to be held virtually on Zoom): October 4, November 1, December 6 2022 and January 10, February 7 and March 7, 2023.to register: https://studentlife.utoronto.ca/program/grief-support/
Off-campus resources : Bereaved Families of Ontario and Toronto Distress Centre for suicide loss.
The Student Christian Movement (SCM) – The SCM is a student-led movement passionate about justice, community and spirituality, engaging the prophetic teachings of the revolutionary Jesus. As an ecumenical movement, the SCM includes people of many faiths and beliefs seeking to explore and challenge the Christian tradition. The SCM at U of T hosts radical Bible studies, creative workshops, and discussions. Follow the SCM University of Toronto on FB for events and programs.
The SCM has a new podcast, Spirits Rising, which explores liberating spiritualities. Give it a listen here.
Worship and Prayer – ECUT promotes and participates in worship opportunities at both of our base colleges, Emmanuel College and Knox College. During the academic year (Sept-April), Knox College (Presbyterian Church in Canada) weekly worship takes place on Tuesday mornings and morning communion on Wednesdays. Emmanuel College’s (United Church of Canada) weekly worship takes place on Wednesday afternoons.
Pastoral Care – ECUT chaplains are available to meet confidentially with members of the university community. If you are feeling anxious, stressed, or facing a challenge in your life for personal, spiritual or academic reasons, feel free to reach out to us. You may have spiritual questions or just need someone to talk to about what life is like for you right now. We are glad to listen, to pray with you, and to be an empathetic presence. We bring a faith based Christian perspective to pastoral conversations and can make referrals to other supports as needed. Book an appointment via email.