Discover Spiritual McGill Fair

Discover Spiritual McGill Fair

November 2nd to 5th, 2020

In a time when so much seems lost - routines, quotidian activities, social interactions - it can be difficult to keep one's hope. Yet, this hope can be rekindled through both inward reflection and outward action, and lighted by faith. We tend to it, gently turning it over in our hands, letting it be shaped by the lines of our experiences.

To quote Bil Keane, "Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, today is a gift of God, which is why we call it the present." When so much is left a mystery, how can we cultivate hope? How can we centre ourselves to live in - and appreciate - the present moment? Where does faith, spirituality, and religion come in to play?

This year's Discover Spiritual McGill Fair considers the contours of such questions, interrogating immediacy and sparking the wicker of hope. In a week-long series of virtual events, MORSL presents various perspectives and activities open to all that might keep your flame burning brighter than before. 

Schedule of Events

Monday, November 2nd

12:00 - 1:00 PM: Panel A on Cultivating Hope

Hear from a diverse selection of professionals invested in the spiritual development of young adults as we discuss how faith, spirituality, and religion can connect with hope.

Register here.

6:30 - 8:30 PM: Life Discussion - Finding Hope in Stress and Covid

Join the McGill InterVarsity Graduate Christian Fellowship for a discussion about life and stress during COVID-19. To access the Zoom link, please mcgillgcf [at] gmail.com (email) them.

7:00 - 8:00 PM: NCSS Meditation on Hope

Join the Newman Catholic Students' Society for their bi-weekly meditation class. For this special session, the meditation will be based on scripture and quotes on the theme of hope. More information here.

Tuesday, November 3rd

12:00 - 1:00 PM: Panel B on Cultivating Hope *Student Speakers*

McGill students draw from personal experience to consider how faith, spirituality, and religion can connect with hope.

6:00 - 7:00 PM: MORSL Spiritual Yoga Off-The-Mat

During this special - and final - session of MORSL's Spiritual Yoga Off-The-Mat class, join instructor Milda Graham and she integrates hope as a central theme of yogic practices.

View the recording here.

Wednesday, November 4th

12:00 - 1:00 PM: Midweek Morsels with MORSL: Creativity as a Tool for Keeping Hope

This unique edition of MORSL's regularly programmed Midweek Morsels with MORSL features a special guest who will be present to discuss how creative activity can be used as a tool for maintaining one's hope.

Thursday, November 5th

5:00 - 6:00 PM: MORSL Concert of Hope 

Music can be a wonderful vehicle for cultivating hope and uplifting spirits. As our closing event of DSM 2020, join us for a live-broadcasted mini-concert on Zoom featuring several faith groups of all backgrounds. 

View the recording here.

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