Chaplains’ Picks, March 24, 2021

Access & Inclusion at U of T has numerous peer support and mentorship programs for students from historically underrepresented and marginalized communities. Check it out here:

Thurs, March 25 – Southeast Asian Students Confronting Anti-Asian Racism During COVID-19, 6:00 – 7:30pm. EDT, Virtual (MS Teams)
CLNx Registration Required:
This discussion facilitated by Southeast Asian student leaders, is a space for Southeast Asian students to come together to talk about anti-Asian racism amidst COVID-19. We will emphasize sharing and learning from our own personal experiences with micro / macroaggressions, and how to report incidents.

Thurs, March 25 – Digital Effervescence: How the GTA Reimagined Religion in the Time of COVID, 2-3:30 pm, online
The Department for the Study of Religion is hosting a discussion: As scholars of religion and citizens of Toronto, we are interested in how religious communities in the GTA have been adapting to life online. Scholars of religion have long talked about what they call “collective effervescence”—the electric energy that bubbles up in crowds and is integral to so many aspects of religious life. Many scholars would say that there’s no way to replicate this energy online, without the physical presence of human bodies. We beg to differ. We think that both universities and religious communities have been devising new forms of collective life and new kinds of energy during this crisis period, and we are eager to document how.

Tues, March 30 – Grief Support Sharing Circle
3:10 – 5 pm, online

Everyone grieves in their own unique way. When someone you love dies, you may feel angry, isolated, sad, guilty and lonely. The Grief Support Sharing Circle is an informal mutual support group for students who have experienced a death, as well as students experiencing anticipatory grief. Register online:

Tues, March 30 – Japanese Soil, Canadian Roots
10:30 am – 11:45 am
The Centre for Asian-Canadian Theology & Ministry, Knox College, is proud to host a special zoom event featuring Mr. Yusuke Tanaka, a member of the Japanese-Canadian community. Mr. Tanaka will speak briefly on the “History of Japanese Canadian Communities (1890-1920) and on the role of Church in the early days of Japanese Canadian Communities and Social Justice. For more info, contact David Bae:

The Student Christian Movement (SCM) Toronto has launched a podcast, Spirits Rising!  SCM members and friends have conversations that question everything we’ve been taught about faith, and explore what it means to liberate our spiritual lives. Check it out on Youtube.

CALL FOR PAPERS: The Canadian Journal of Theology, Mental Health & Disability is looking for new content. It is a journal committed to breaking new ground at the intersection of theology and mental health, exploring disability using an interfaith theological lens. Our priorities include publishing work by people with lived experience of mental illness and other disabilities, especially student work. In the first issue, Spring 2021, we are please to share research articles, personal reflections, poetry, sermons, short fiction and prayers. We are now looking for contributions for future issues. Submission details: no longer than 50000 words, creativity welcome, due by June 30, 2021,

Campus Worship Opportunities:
Knox College has weekly worship on Tuesday afternoons, 4:15 pm, via Zoom. They are uploaded to YouTube where you can watch at any time:

Emmanuel College has weekly worship on Wednesday afternoons, 1:30 pm, via Zoom. You can watch on Facebook:

Mindful Moments and Yoga
There are many online opportunities to practice mindfulness and yoga for U of T students.

ECUT’s Facebook page is a good way to find out what is going on and keep updated. Check us out there.

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