1. Care and support
The demands on students, faculty and staff at U of T are both exciting and challenging. Course workloads reflect the increasing complexity of our culture, while funding cut-backs often create expanded job expectations. We need the caring support of one another, the pastoral care of trained counsellors and opportunities for prayer and meditation. The Campus Chaplains are here to care for you. Call on us.
2. Justice and ethics
How can a deeper understanding of the great religious moral imperatives – e.g. love your neighbour, care for the earth – contribute to creating a more just and compassionate society? Each of our religious groups has a wealth of tradition and literature to study and savour, offering inspiration to act ethically and wisely. Join us in reflection and action.
3. Worship, communal awe and thanksgiving
Who are we in the universe? Where have we come from? Where are we going? How do we account for the good and bad in our lives? These are not problems to be solved but mysteries with which we all live. In the community gathered we can inspire and support each other to live graciously – even without all the answers. You are welcome to join as we gather to worship.
Every day we come into contact with people of different belief systems and different cultural backgrounds. Each of the religious groups represented by the Campus Chaplains is searching for new ways to live peacefully with its neighbours. We invite you to join us in exploring this challenge and opportunity for our society.