Our lounge is always open to students, Mondays to Fridays, 10am-4pm. Feel free to stop by and have some tea, a snack, study, or chat with friends and relax!

Come check out MORSL's new location on the corner of University and Milton!

Stained glass windows in the non-denominational chapel of the Birks Religious Studies Building depict the crests of various British and Canadian universities. McGill chaplains often officiate interfaith weddings here for students and alumni.

Hand-knit scarves, mittens, and hats made especially for the Winter Coat Project by a regular local donor!

International students trying on winter coats at the 2018 Winter Coat Project!

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Welcome to the Office of Religious and Spiritual Life! (MORSL)

The McGill Office of Religious and Spiritual Life (formerly Chaplaincy) is your religious and spiritual hub on campus. We encourage students to carve out time during their busy university careers for spiritual exploration, religious community, and inner wellness. We are dedicated to raising religious literacy around both traditional world religions and newer religious movements. Our multi-faith team of volunteer chaplains and faith liaisons helps connect students with their existing faith communities both on and off campus. We offer support to students of any religious identity or no particular religious identity who wish to find meaning beyond academics and to form healthy life habits that invite spiritual well-being, inner peace, and that equip them to live harmoniously in a pluralistic society.

Note: our services extend to Mac Campus with our new Mac Campus liaison, Vicki Cowan. If you are a Mac student who would like to see an event or service offered near you, please carlene.gardner [at] mcgill.ca (subject: Mac%20Students%20and%20MORSL) (let us know)!


February Events

February 16

MORSL is helping to sponsor the Mental Health Hour "Finding Calm in the Chaos", where a multidisciplinary panel of experts will address topics such as art therapy, spiritual care and more. In the SSMU Building, Lev Buhkman Room 203, from 6pm-8pm.

February 18

Join us in a "My Neighbour's Faith" visit to Christ Church Cathedral for a bilingual evening service. Details on our Events page.

February 22

Journal Launch & Open Mic: "Will", on Thursday, February 22nd at 5pm - 7pm
Join us for an evening of revelry & poetry as we celebrate light, life, and the launch of our newest edition: Will. Sign up here to recite your poetry or other works in the warmth and comfort of the Newman Centre, among poets & artists alike. You can find our Facebook event here

February 23

Free concert co-sponsored with SEDE for Black History Month - 'Soul Sampler: A taste of Gospel', Newman Centre, 3484 Peel, Friday from 7-10pm

Gospel music has strong roots in the black oral tradition and is also firmly rooted as a staple within various genres of Christian faith-based communities. The evening will explore a diverse range of gospel music styles and invite audience participation. We will have a casual Q&A (Question and Answer) to explore topics around spirituality, faith, race, music, resilience etc. The singers come from diverse backgrounds but have all sung gospel, and share a love for this genre music. Come enjoy with us!!

February 28

Join us in a "My Neighbour's Faith" visit to a Sikh gurdwara. Free transportation. Spaces limited. Details and sign-up info on our Events page.


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