Chaplains’ Picks, March 14, 2019

Thurs, March 14 – Reclaiming Religion: Unreading Patriarchy 
6 – 8pm, Multi-Faith Centre
A dinner and open discussion with Dr. Asma Barlas and Dr. Jaspreet Kaur Bal on how women in faith traditions negotiate religion, spirituality, and patriarchy by reclaiming what they hold sacred. Please register:

Thurs, March 14 – Secure the Bag: African Black Caribbean Social Capital3:30 – 7:00 pm, Wilson Hall, Room 1017, New College, 40 Willcocks Street  Registration required (includes Networking Reception Dinner limited to 80) at: Facebook event: “Secure the Bag” is colloquial, urban, Black terminology meaning the act of obtaining something of value, in this case, social capital towards a career.  African Black Caribbean students and recent alumni will connect with African Black Caribbean experts in their fields. This will be achieved through as many interactions as possible, to maximize information sharing and discussions.  This interactive event will augment student / alumni capacity to access real opportunities in this competitive job market.  

Tues, March 19 – Grief Support Sharing Circle5:10pm – 7:30pm, Faculty of Social Work, 246 Bloor Street West, Rm 418 An opportunity for students to share their stories of grief/loss and share ways others are coping while at U of T. The majority of the session is providing a safe space for others to share grief/loss stories, gain support, and share ways others have practiced self-care during times of transition while at U of T. RSVP: and

Tues, March 19 – Faces of Faith Photo Exhibit5 – 6 pm, Hart House, Map Room Join the discussion about how we relate to our faith identities as students. Meet some of the participants in the exhibit. Refreshments!

Wed, March 20 – Body & Soul: Faith Perspectives on worry, stress and anxiety
6 – 8pm, Multi-Faith Centre
This workshop provides an opportunity for students to hear, share and discuss different views on how faith intersects with stress and feelings of worry and anxiety in an informative way while also focusing on everyday methods of relaxation. Please register

Wed, April 3 – Models of Hospitality Among Religious and Cultural Traditions 6 pm, U of T Toronto School of Theology, 47 Queen’s Park Ave E.  Explore hospitality in different religious and cultural traditions. Leaders of various faith groups will share their thoughts and experiences. All welcome! Refreshments!

Meditation and Mindfulness Opportunities
Various Locations
Want to relax and find your ground? Come in for weekly yoga, meditation or Tai Chi sessions on campus that are available throughout the week. No experience necessary! For more information, visit:

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