Nov 23, 2017 Chaplains’ Picks

Mon, Nov 27 – Terrorcraft: The Production of Racialized Terrorist Threat in the USA, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm, Department of Anthropology, Room AP 246 Join  Prof. Deepa Kumar, author of Islamophobia and the Politics of Empire as she explores how a racialized and religious threat is produced.
Wed, Nov 29 – Qu(e)erying Religion Text Drop-ins, 4-6 pm, Knox College Chaplains’ Office.  Each session explores a selection of texts aligned with the given monthly theme.  This month: Race & Colorism
Thurs, Nov 30 – Our Doors Are Open, 3 pm (TBC), Multi-purpose room, Multi-Faith Centre.  Mike Walker will share his work on the OCAD project Our Doors are Open. This workshop aims to unlock creativity in terms of access and inclusion for people with disabilities.
Sat, Dec 2 – True Colours: Celebrating Our Religious Diversity through Song!  7:30 pm, Victoria College Chapel Enjoy and engaging evening of song from Muslim blessings to Yiddish folk songs and South African songs of solidarity! Spirit Singers is a chorus of U of T students celebrating interfaith and intercultural understanding. Tickets: $5 for students. Available at:
Mon, Dec 4 – A Celebration of Light in different Religions, 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm, Multi-Faith Centre Celebrate Kwanzaa, Hanukkah, Christmas, Diwali, Winter Solstice? Never made a candle before? Come engage around the topic of light in different faith-based traditions and make your own beeswax candles and meet a new friend from a different tradition. Sponsored by the Ecology and Spirituality program. A light dinner will be served. Please register at:

Nov 9, 2017 Chaplains Picks

Wed, Nov 15 – Qu(e)erying Religion: A Global Dialogue
4:10 pm – 6 pm, Centre for International Experience, 33 St. George St
The University of Toronto Qu(e)erying Religion Program invites you to an intimate discussion with international and domestic guests. The event offers the opportunity to hear how the intersection of religion and Queer identity is being lived out in different contexts including Cuba, South Korea, Kenya and Canada. All are welcome. Refreshments provided. Please register at:

Friday, Nov 17 deadline – Christian Survey  In support of the research of Connie Wang, a visiting scholar at the Department for the Study of Religion, Canadian Christian students are invited to complete a survey regarding their beliefs and values. This part of a comparative study of Chinese and Canadian Christian university students. The survey has been approved by the Ethics Review Board of the University and is completely anonymous. Interested student can complete the link at:

Tues, Nov 21 – Multi-Faith Perspectives on Trans Inclusion, 7 pm, Multi-purpose room, Multi-Faith Centre Join the Multi-Faith Centre, Hillel, and Qu(e)erying Religion in a discussion of the present-day realities of trans “inclusion” and religious diversity, centering the voices of trans folks from different religious and spiritual traditions.

Tues, Nov 21 – Grief Support Sharing Circle, 5:10 – 7:30 pm, Rm 100, Faculty of Social Work (246 Bloor Street W) Everyone grieves in his or her own unique way. When someone you love dies, you may feel angry, isolated, sad, guilty or lonely. The grief support sharing circle is an informal drop-in mutual support group for students who have experienced a death, as well as students experiencing anticipatory grief. Please register by emailing both Jeanette Unger at student.minister @ and Laurie Coleman at: laurie.coleman @