The Multi-Faith Centre develops programming with students, staff, chaplains and faculty to explore religious and spiritual pluralism, personal and community development and interfaith cooperation for social justice. Students develop their skills as critical thinkers, ethical decision makers and socially responsible citizens for a multi-faith global society. Students also explore questions of religious identity, spiritual well-being, meaning and purpose as well as the intersection of other identities such as racialized identity, gender, sexual orientation and economic status.
Fun Food and Friends
Each academic term and on a weekly basis, the Multi-Faith Centre and a rotating group of student organizations will host Fun Food and Friends. All students are encouraged to join us for healthy snacks and good company.
Where queerness intersects with spiritualties, faiths, and cultures at the University of Toronto.
This group is for U of T students, staff and faculty interested in exploring and creating safe spaces to discover the rich, sometimes troubling and often sacred intersections of gender identities, sexual orientations, faiths, religions, theologies and spiritual practices.
Ecology and Spirituality is an interfaith group at U of T. Our goal is to link environmentalists, theorists and activists who care about the Earth and who bring a particular faith perspective, spirituality or religious commitment to ecological work.
Resisting Oppression and Reclaiming Spirituality
Resisting Oppression and Reclaiming Spirituality (ROARS) is a student-led peer support group that provides a safe(r) space for self-identified women, trans, two-spirited, and gender non-binary/non-conforming people to examine the impact of oppressive -isms and reclaim your own spirituality. ROARS will be hosting sessions (with dinner) every first and third Tuesday of the month from 6:30-8pm at the Centre for Women & Trans People (CWTP).
On select Thursdays from 2 – 4 pm drop by the Multi-Faith Centre for a moment of wellness and find your inner zen!
Being Authentic - A 4-Week Arts-Based Program for Students
Being Authentic is a 4-week arts-based program starting Thursday, September 29, designed to deepen self-knowledge and reflection for students exploring questions of identity, meaning, purpose and spiritual-well-bring. The program uses a variety of artistic mediums: movement, storytelling, theatre, visual art and creative writing, alongside breath-work meditation, appreciative inquiry, self-affirmations and reflective discussion. We will do this while cultivating a space of acceptance, trust, affirmation and respect for our diverse life paths and traditions. We welcome students from all faiths, cultures, racialized identities, abilities, sexualities, genders and perspectives to participate.
Spirituality and Social Justice Film Series
Drawing on documentary and fiction, live action and animation, the Multi-Faith Centre's new film series provides students with an opportunity to explore our inner and outer worlds, and, more specifically, to critically reflect on interconnections between spirituality and social justice.
The Spirituality and Social Justice Film Series is a monthly educational film series sponsored by the Multi-Faith Centre for Spiritual Study and Practice, the Anti-Racism and Cultural Diversity Office, and a rotating group of University Departments and student organizations at the University of Toronto.
Like to sing? Want to make the world a better place?
Join a non-auditioned choral ensemble of U of T students to celebrate diversity and foster interfaith and intercultural understanding. The Spirit Singers affirms our common humanity in the quest for peace and justice. Come make a new friend along the way!
Performance poetry & the healing process.
This workshop series cultivates wellbeing by deepening creative writing and performance practices that are anchored in self-love. Each of the four sessions will explore a domain of wellness through art practice, including: body, mind, emotional & spiritual domains, and strengthening our capacity towards radical self and community care. Register for Poetic Heartwork on Thursdays October 13 - November 3.
6:10 - 7 p.m. Thursdays Athletic Centre I Sponsored in partnership with the Athletic Centre.
Journey Dance is a rejuvenating pick-me-up. It is not about learning steps, but about revealing, recovering and rediscovering natural intuitive movements. It activates and utilizes imagination while drawing upon improvisational dance, yoga, ritual and theatre to create a barefoot celebration of the human spirit. Stress reduction with music and movement! No experience is necessary! Comfortable clothing an asset!
The event is facilitated by Sheilagh McGlynn, who is passionate in working with young adults by enabling them to connect explorations of self with working for justice in this world. In addition to working with young people in the field of international development Sheilagh is also a Registered Psychotherapist. In her free time you might find Sheilagh on the dance floor, catching a yoga class or riding her bike on the Lakeshore trail in Toronto.
Brown Girls Yoga
For self-identified Black, Indigenous and People of Colour, who currently or formerly identify as woman/girl. Queer- and trans- positive space. All bodies, sizes and levels welcome.
Thursdays, 5:10 p.m. - 6 p.m., beginning January 12, 2017. Brown Girls Yoga Program details.