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Curious about what we have on offer these days?

Check out our calendar of upcoming and ongoing events, or browse our programs and resources with convenient links for quick and easy signup. Here you'll find everything from weekly meditation, yoga, discussion groups, opportunities to learn more about other faiths, and more!

Our lounge space

 

Our lounge and meditation room are open to students, Mondays through Fridays from 10am to 4pm, from September through April. Visit our space to learn more!

 

This week:

Monday Mar. 18
4:00-5:00 PM: Vigil for Christchurch victims. Please join us in mourning and honouring the lives of the victims at 4pm on Monday. At the Y intersection on McGill's campus. All are welcome.
6:00-7:30 PM: Bible Study and Discussion--An Orthodox Christian Perspective: Come and join us as we study God's Word! We will begin with Evening Prayers, followed by the Scripture Readings for the day and a discussion. Our Bible Study is led by Fr. Ihor Kutash. 688 Sherbrooke O, room 395.

Tuesday Mar. 19
5:30-7:00 PM: MORSL's Multi-faith Choir. Meeting at the Newman Centre (3484 Peel). Singing is a great way to relieve stress, and a fun way to meet people from all kinds of backgrounds. What better way than to come together over music? Refreshments provided. RSVP please!
5:45-7:00 PM: Spiritual side of yoga class with MORSL. Education, room 614 (3700 McTavish). We have a new location! Please join us as we continue this popular series celebrating the union of mind and body. Free, with mats provided.
6:00-9:00 PM: Purim Mask Decorating. Join MORSL and Hillel Arts L’kol for a Purim mask decorating workshop and learn more about this holiday! Assemble mishloach manot and nosh on some delicious babka and hamantashens! Everyone will get to take home their newly decorated masks, which can be worn at Purimfest on March 21! Hillel House, 3460 Stanley. All students welcome.

Wednesday Mar. 20
9:30-11:30 AM: Morning Morsel with MORSL. New series by MORSL! Looking to sweeten up your Wednesday mornings? Drop by MORSL (3495 University Street, 2nd floor) for food, tea, coffee, and themed conversation. RSVP online to help us plan to have enough for everyone!
12:00-12:30 PM: Mindfulness Meditation offered by Counselling. No registration required. Brown Student Services Building, room 4200.
5:30-6:30 PM: Mid-week Quaker meeting. Come sit in silent meditation in the Newman Centre (3484 Peel), in the beautiful library on the 2nd floor. All are welcome!
5:45-8:00 PM: Baha'i shrine visit. Did you know that Montreal is home to the only Baha’i shrine in the Western Hemisphere? Join MORSL for a My Neighbour’s Faith visit to this sacred site, where we’ll discover the Baha’i faith *and* celebrate the Baha’i Naw Ruz (new year’s eve). Meet at 1550 Avenue des Pins West (next door to the shrine). Registration a must as the shrine has a strict capacity limit.
6:00-8:00 PM: The Embodied Principles of Islamic Faith. Join the Muslim Student Association in one of their weekly workshops exploring the principles of Islamic faith. The seminar will focus on the themes of reason, faith, certainty and skepticism. W-20 Arts Building.
7:00-9:00 PM: MCF Coffee House! Join us for a night of chill performances (music, poetry, stand-up... you name it!) and warm tea/coffee + snacks! Performance info: Not limited to music, be creative! Head to the facebook event for more info, and to sign up to perform!
8:30-11:30 PM: Purim Party. First Megillah reading will be at 7:40 pm. Keep checking the facebook event - more details coming soon! 3429 Peel Street. **University ID Required.

Thursday Mar. 21
11:30 AM- 1:00 PM: Women in the Ancient World Lunch Series with CREOR at Birks Heritage Chapel and Senior Common Room, 3520 University. Join us for “Gender, everyday activity, and Jewish law in the Mishnah". by Naftali Cohn (Concordia University).
5:00-7:00 PM: Body Talk: A Video Screening on Eating Disorders, Instagram Influencers, and Body Image with Healthy McGill and Peer Support Centre at Brown building Room 5001. Join Health McGill & the Peer Support Centre at a video screening and discussion on eating disorders, body image, and how Instagram influencers impact the two!
5:30-8:30 PM: Purimfest. Dress up in your favourite costume and join Hillel Montreal at Purimfest for the ultimate Purim party! We’ll have all the Purim essentials: music and dancing, egalitarian and traditional megillah readings, a delicious pasta bar, hamantashen and more! Hillel House, 3460 Stanley.
7:00-9:00 PM: Sharing Christ in a Broken World. Come hear from Maranatha: a 27-year-old nurse from Montreal who is passionate about sharing Jesus Christ through medical-care overseas. Her work with Samaritan's Purse has led her through earthquakes, hurricanes, refugee camps, and even war. Presbyterian College, 3495 University.

Friday Mar. 22
11:00 AM-8:00 PM: Discover Islam 2019. For the fifth consecutive year, MSA McGill’s flagship event “Discover Islam” is back! In this year's Discover Islam, various topics will be explored with the company of our knowledgeable guests. Booths, good food and insightful group discussions will all be part of MSA's highlight of the year. Join us for an amazing experience! 3506, Rue University.
12:30-2 PM: Circle of Peace. Looking for a space to offer your love and support following the massacres in New Zealand? Join several of Montreal's religious communities to form a Circle of Peace around Quebec's oldest mosque during this Friday's prayers.
Mid-day Friday prayers for Muslim students: Check the MSA McGill Facebook page for times and locations of prayers on or around campus.
6:30-8:30 PM: Special Pride Shabbat hosted by Hillel, open to all faiths, orientations and gender identities. Come for an evening of great conversation and delicious food! The evening will feature dinner and guest speaker Hen Mazzig on the ongoing struggle for queer equality in Israel and around the world. Free but please RSVP to help the organizers plan.
Evening - Various times: Shabbat shalom! Several Jewish groups on campus host shabbat dinners for students weekly (or nearly every week). Check out Chabad at McGill, Ghetto Shul, Hillel Montreal, and Am McGill for their times and locations.

Saturday Mar. 23
9:30-1:30 PM: Saint Joseph’s Oratory Visit. Everyone is welcome to join Newman Centre students on a tour of Saint Joseph’s Oratory in Celebration of the Feast of Saint Joseph! The cost of the visit is $6 per person. Please sign up on the google sheet so that we know how many people to expect. Leaving from the Newman Centre at 9:30 AM, 3484 Peel.
6:30-10:30 PM: Am McGill's Purim Party! A fun night, filled with good company, yummy hamentashen, and good drinks! Taking place in the McGill Ghetto, message Am McGill's facebook page for the address.
7:00-10:00 PM: 12th Annual Cocktail Party in Support of AMI-Québec with The Rotaract Club at Patrick Mikhail Gallery. Join us for a wonderful evening of drinks and music in support of AMI-Quebec- a non-profit organization that helps families manage the effects of mental illness through support, education, guidance, and advocacy. Come hear have 4-time Juno-nominated jazz singer Elizabeth Shepard perform, and collaborate with Healthy McGill and Peer Support Center on a Polaroid photo project as well as other creative events.

Sunday Mar. 24
Did you know that in the Christian tradition, people don’t count Sundays in the 40 days of Lent? Since Sundays are regular celebrations of the death and resurrection of Jesus, they are automatically considered days of joy and are not officially days of fasting. Enjoy your day!

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