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.
Reading Abrahamic Scriptures Together
Textual Studies with a Twist! Let’s Read Together!
5:10 – 6:30 p.m. Thursdays until March 22, 2018
Toronto School of Theology, 47 Queen's Park Crescent E (MAP)
Reading Abrahamic Scriptures Together is open to all students with an interest in studying Jewish, Christian and Muslim scriptures. Students from all religious and academic backgrounds are welcome to participate in a close reading of scripture that opens new conversations and discovers interesting relationships across the three faiths.
The key to scriptural reasoning is friendship rather than consensus.and wouldn’t that be a great thing to do over pizza?!
Please register at: firstname.lastname@example.org or drop-in any time to learn together and meet a new friend.
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.
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!
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!
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 Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour, who currently or formerly identify as woman/girl. All bodies, sizes and levels welcome. Queer and trans positive.
2017-18 Schedule coming soon. Brown Girls Yoga Program details.
Heart Works Student Group Initiative Fund
The Heart Works Fund has been established by the Multi-Faith Centre for Spiritual Study and Practice to provide financial support for student group initiatives that aspire to create opportunities for critical and respectful exploration of questions of religious and spiritual pluralism.
The fund seeks to support such initiatives led by Ulife-recognized student groups at St. George campus.
The Multi-Faith Centre is especially interested in supporting student group initiatives that challenge prejudice and discrimination based on religion, race and other intersecting identities.