January 23 - 29, 2023


Practical Skills for Interfaith Dialogue

Meet the Facilitator; Applications are Due!

Meet Fawaz, our Practical Skills for Interfaith Dialogue cohort program facilitator. He says, "I am a fifth-year Ph.D. Student at the School of Religious Studies. My research interest is broadly centered on the relationship between religion and urbanism in the Middle East and South Asia from a historical and comparative perspective. My Ph.D. thesis examines the importance of religious architecture and heritage in the everyday space-making of religious communities in Istanbul.


"I am excited to be a facilitator for the Interfaith Program. As someone interested in promoting faith diversity and dialogue in universities and other civic spaces in urban contexts, the Program will be an excellent opportunity for me to meet with McGill students of diverse backgrounds and facilitate them in enhancing their dialogue skills. I also hope to share the interfaith experience I gained through interacting with the students during my university studies in Delhi and Istanbul."


Applications are due Sunday, Jan. 22nd at 11:59 PM. Students of all backgrounds and belief systems are invited to get involved!

Cohort Experience Benefits:

  • Gain communication and collaboration skills that will support you in your studies and work
  • Engage diverse world views, values and opinions
  • Earn CCR Credit
  • Connect with others and enjoy coffee, tea, and snacks at 4 in-person events happening Tuesdays at 4:00-5:30 PM on January 31, and February 7, 14 & 21.


Muslim Awareness Week

Want to mark Muslim Awareness Week (MAW)? Watch the Muslim Student Panel MORSL collaborated on with student faith clubs in 2022. Learn about valuable community outreach work Muslim students are doing, including to cultivate religious literacy and equity, diversity and inclusion in Quebec. Watch to the end to hear about student Muslim leaders' inspiring visions of the future.


Interested in attending an in-person event? Check out the local Muslim Awareness Week Facebook Page for events happening in Montreal this week starting with a kickoff event at Montreal City Hall on Wednesday at 1:00 PM.


MORSL Deadlines and Events to Note

A lot is happening at MORSL this semester! We invite you to take action on any of the opportunities below that interest you. You'll find all the links and more details on our events page.



"The world is indeed full of peril, and in it, there are many dark places; but still there is much that is fair, and though in all lands love is now mingled with grief, it grows perhaps the greater.”

― Haldir


Spirituality and Wellness Calendar


McGill faith clubs and other groups in the larger community offer diverse activities you'll find below. If you are looking for a group to get involved with, visit our Connect with a Community Page.

Have an event you want to see published in our newsletter? Use our online form to submit your listing to us no later than Thursday at 5pm for our newsletter covering Monday-Sunday of the following week.

DAILY: Sukhmani Sahibs online daily at 6pm EDT with McGill Sikh Students. Please DM for the Zoom link on the FB page.

DAILY Monday-Friday: Mass in the Upstairs Chapel of the Newman Centre at 4:30 PM. Preceded by Confession at 3:30 PM and Eucharistic Adoration at 4:00 PM.


Monday, January 23

6:00 - 8:30 PM Chorale Dominum au Centre Étudiant Benoît Lacroix La chorale du Cébl offre à ses participants de perfectionner leur technique vocale et de s'amuser en musique entre ami(e)s! Envoyez un e-mail à CEBL pour plus d'informations.


Tuesday, January 24

8:00 AM: Ninth Annual Symposium on the Role Of Religion and Faith-Based Organizations in International Affairs The 2023 Theme is Securing Wellbeing And Planetary Sustainability

11:30 AM: Book of Common Prayer Eucharist at Birks Chapel.

7:30 - 8:30 PM: Foi sans Filtre au Centre étudiant Benoît Lacroix Soirée conviviale de partage biblique sur un thème de l'actualité, animée par Elsa Moudio Priso.Thème: La justice vs. la loi ?

7:30 PM: Seerah Classes, the study of the life of the Prophet Muhammad, offered weekly by the MSA in Leacock 210.

Wednesday, January 25

Muslim Awareness Week Event

1:00 PM: Lancement SSM/MAW2023 Launch Vous êtes cordialement invités à assister à la cérémonie de lancement de la 5e édition de la Semaine de la découverte des musulmans. Il s'agit d'une série d'événements qui auront lieu du mardi 25 au lundi 31 janvier. Le thème de la 5e édition est Le rapprochement comme rempart à l’islamophobie.

6:00 PM: Catholic Trivia Night hosted by the Newman Centre's Gonzaga and Badano Outreach program. Snacks and drinks will be provided! Please sign up by the end of mass on Sunday the 22nd.

7:00 - 8:00 PM: Midweek Quaker meeting meets Wednesdays Jan.- Mar. on zoom. Join their Facebook group and follow their updates.

7:30 PM: A Taste of Yeshiva Join Chabad McGill for Torah study, Yeshivah style! Tackle hard-to-conquer Talmudical bits, work through mysteries of the Mishnah every Wednesday.

7:30 PM: Peoples Church of Montreal's young adult ministry, CU20, meets at 2097 Union Ave for weekly bible study and other activities.


Thursday, January 26

6:00 - 9:00 PM: Les 6@9 au CÉBL (Centre Étudiant Benoît Lacroix) sont un moment dans la semaine pour se réunir, discuter, jouer à des jeux de société et fraterniser autour d’un bon repas.

Holocaust Remembrance Day Event

7:00 PM: Angela Orosz in Conversation with Lisa LaFlamme On International Holocaust Remembrance Day and the 78th anniversary of the Liberation of Auschwitz, we invite you to hear the remarkable story of a survivor born in the concentration camp. Join the Montreal Holocaust Museum survivor Angela Orosz in conversation with Canadian journalist Lisa LaFlamme. The extraordinary conversation will touch upon Lisa and Angela’s visit to Auschwitz in 2020, the resilience of survivors, and the importance of Holocaust education today.


Friday, January 27

MSA Friday prayers are held each Friday on campus. Please watch MSA's Facebook Page for details on location, times and how to register, and also their Eventbrite page for sign-ups. They also list info on local mosques and prayer times for alternative spaces.

7:30 PM: Shabbat Dinner weekly with McGill Chabad. Register on their website to participate.

7:45 PM: Erev Shabbat Service Join Temple Emanu-El-Beth Sholom for Shabbat service via Zoom.


Saturday, January 28

10:15 AM: Shabbat morning services at Temple.

10:30 AM: Shabbat morning services with Chabad McGill.


Sunday, January 29

Deadline to Apply for the Practical Skills for Queer Spirituality Cohort @11:59PM

Join the Eastern Orthodox Livestreaming services Facebook group for all information about available live streams.
7:30 AM: St-Nicholas Russian Orthodox Church Check their Facebook page for up-to-date information on live stream of services on Sundays and throughout the week.

10:00 AM: Montreal Ward of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is holding hybrid services. Message the Stake Facebook page for information.

10:00 - 11:00 AM: Online Baha'i devotional Friends gathering virtually for readings, music, prayers, and conversation. All are welcome.

10:30 AM: Christ Church Sunday Eucharist with music. Live in-person bilingual service with choir. Live stream of the service on the Cathedral YouTube Channel.

10:30 AM: The Unitarian Church of Montreal offers Sunday services on Zoom as well as videos of their worship service on their YouTube channel.

10:30 - 11:30: Young Single Adults of the St. Laurent Ward of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are holding live services. Contact the Stake Facebook Page for details.

11:00 AM: Sunday Morning Quaker Meeting at the Greene Centre and zoom. The last Sunday of each month is zoom only. Please contact the group on Facebook for more details and links.

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM: Online Mile End Meditation Join Jonathan Stewart for secular meditation sessions offered via Google Meet.

11:00 AM: Sunday Morning Service Join Ascension Lutheran Church online every Sunday by registering via their webform.

5:00 PM: Mass at the Newman Centre Join us for Fellowship and a meal after Mass this upcoming Sunday. Everyone is welcome. The meal is free of charge. Mass will be sung by the Newman Chapel Choir of McGill University followed by Sunday Dinner at 6:30pm (free). See their Facebook page for menu and details.

6:00 PM: Messe Universitaire at Église Saint-Albert-le-Grand. Hosted by Centre Étudiant Benoît Lacroix at Université de Montréal. A social dinner is hosted after each mass.

MORE: Check MORSL's Spiritual Community and Worship Page to learn of the latest gatherings for a variety of faith communities


Holidays & Holy Days

  • January 26 is Vasant Panchami, associated with Saraswati, the Goddess of Learning, and with Lakshmi, the Goddess of Wealth. Yellow clothes and yellow sweets, symbolizing both spirituality and the ripening of crops, are customary.
  • January 27 is Holocaust Remembrance Day. This day is set apart to remember and learn about the victims of the Holocaust. It is observed with ceremonies and activities at United Nations Headquarters in New York and at United Nations offices, Holocaust museums and other organizations around the world.
  • January 29 marks the National Day of Remembrance and Action against Islamophobia in Canada. It commemorates the tragic Quebec City mosque attack and is a time for all Canadians to remember the lives lost and irrevocably altered by an unspeakable act of terror and hatred. It is also an opportunity for all of us to strengthen our resolve to recognize, call out, and oppose the many manifestations of Islamophobia that persist today.



We are an inclusive service offering religious diversity education and resources to help students cultivate spiritual wellbeing and inner peace. Our drop-in centre is currently open for meditation and prayer, as well as in-person consultations with our staff. A wide variety of activities and resources are offered by our Campus Partners too!





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