Introducing MORSL's May Programming
As the Summer term begins, MORSL is offering two new workshop series during the month of May. Join us at MORSL throughout the month of May each Tuesday and Wednesday evening as we explore various questions touching on coping with grief and loss, and our relationship to the environment. These events are open to all McGill students free of charge. In addition, by attending one (or multiple) of these events, you have the chance to win a prize we will raffle off such as a $20 e-gift card or book!
Faith, Spirituality, and the Environment Series, Tuesdays 7-8pm
It is said that “climate change is not the problem: it is a symptom, a consequence!” But what could the problem be? Is it that we have lost connection with nature? Is it the human attitude and behavior based on our worldviews? Is the problem a spiritual issue? And now that climate change is a reality, how might we deal with this change? How can we transform our ecological fears into action? This series offers space to explore and discuss these topics.
- May 4 - Kiss the Ground Movie Workshop explores positive climate actions and the role of faith and various spirituality efforts in supporting positive change
- May 11 - Dealing with Eco-Anxiety will focus on mental health impacts of eco-anxiety and eco-grief, and how faith and spirituality can be part of a student’s means of coping and building resilience.
- May 18 - Sacred Connections to Earth: Seed Blessing Ritual workshop in preparation for our summer planting season here in Montreal. Have your own seeds at the ready for this unique experience!
- May 25 - Sacred Ground: Fire and Ice movie screening and discussion explores the Environmental-Spiritual crisis and reveals a clash between the proponents of a Utilitarian view of Land as property, and traditional communities that view land stewardship as a sacred responsibility.
Reading Circle, "The Year of Magical Thinking", Wednesdays 7-8pm
Have you been interested in joining a book club but have been put-off by lengthy reading lists and weekly time commitments? Looking for a new read to pick-up to kick-off the summer? This Secular Reading Circle might just be for you! In this online Secular Reading Circle , we will delve into Joan Didion’s acclaimed memoir, The Year of Magical Thinking. Following on the heels of the death of her husband and alongside her daughter’s critical illness, this self-reflexive narrative follows Joan’s process of grieving. The memoir grapples with notions of memory and faith as linked with grief, particularly Joan’s own self-actualization of her independence.
This reading circle is open to all McGill students. While it is highly recommended that you attend all four sessions for continuity, you may attend still attend just one or a selection of sessions! Register online: