My Neighbour's Faith

About this series

Four to five times per year, McGill students are invited to join MORSL at a local religious or spiritual site, such as a synagogue, mosque, gurdwara, temple, cathedral, etc. Eligible for recognition on your co-curricular record as part of myInvolvement.

Visits are advertised here on the website, in our newsletter and on social media. Registration (free) is required via a web form, which you can find below.

Bonus: Students who attend any one of the My Neighbour's Faith visits will receive co-curricular recognition through myInvolvement!

History

In 2008, Sikh volunteer Manjit Singh developed our "My Neighbour's Faith" program -- a series of monthly visits to various sacred sites around Montreal. A tour of the location and an observation of a religious ceremony is usually followed by a discussion period and refreshments. 

 

 

Current Offering

Visit to a Hindu Temple

Hindu Mission of Montreal

Mar. 15, 2020
(12:15-2:45pm)

 

Cancelled

Join MORSL for a visit to the Hindu Mission temple to explore the facets of Hinduism. Observe a worship service, learn about the temple, and enjoy a free vegetarian lunch with the community. Free event but registration is required. Please read event details carefully for dress code and restrictions. Hindu Mission, 955 rue De Bellechasse (near Rosemont Metro station).

This is a wonderful opportunity to engage in interfaith learning which also goes towards your co-curricular record!

CANCELLED

My Neighbour's Faith 2019-2020:

 

Muslim Awareness Week at TempleTemple Emanu-El-Beth Sholom

Jan. 31, 2020 (7:45-9:00pm)

As part of MORSL's "My Neighbour's Faith series", students are invited to join us for a special event hosted by one of our community partners, Temple Emanu-El-Beth Sholom during Muslim Awareness Week. Come see how this community is reaching out to build connections across faiths, as we listen to Ms. Fariha Naqvi-Mohamed address the congregation as a guest speaker during Shabbat services. McGill Channel Event and Facebook Event.

This is a wonderful opportunity to engage in interfaith learning which also goes towards your co-curricular record!

Carols by CandlelightA visit to The Church of St. Andrew and St. Paul

Dec. 15 2019 (4:45-8:30pm)

 

Event Details

We have been graciously invited to meet the organist Jonathan Oldengarm, tour the church, and enjoy a communal dinner before the beautiful Carols by Candlelight Service. This is a wonderful opportunity to engage in interfaith learning and musical celebration which also goes towards your co-curricular record!

Visit toKahnawá:ke

October 25, 2019

 

Event Details

This event saw students visit Kahnawá:ke to learn more about local Indigenous perspectives on faith and spirituality. We visited the Kanien’kehá:ka Onkwawén:na Raotitióhkwa Language and Cultural Center, the St. Francis Xavier Mission, and the St. Kateri Shrine, in order to learn more about our Kanien’kehá:ka neighbours. Participants learned about traditional spiritual beliefs, indigenous Christianity, and the ongoing legacies of colonialism.

What students said:

I really appreciated the first part of the day, where the guide showed us around the museum and city. He was just great and I learned a lot of interesting things!

I think I will make an effort to keep learning about Indigenous peoples and try to find a ways to stop benefiting from their oppression.

I will need to relook at my own assumptions of what indigenous people 'should be' and how a reserve should look like.

 

My Neighbour's Faith 2018-2019:

Visit to theShambhala Meditation Centre

Nov. 14, 2018

 

Event Details

Join MORSL for a guided visit of the Centre, a sample meditation session and an opportunity for Q&A with experienced meditation practitioners.

What students said:

I went to the My Neighbor’s Faith workshop and it was lifechanging.


Carols by CandlelightA visit to The Church of St. Andrew and St. Paul

Dec. 16, 2018

 

Event Details

Caroling is an important element of the Christmas season for many Christians. Join MORSL for an interactive visit to the Church of St. Andrew and St. Paul to learn more about this rich cultural tradition as well as the meaning and celebration of Christmas and a beautiful candlelit caroling concert.

Visit toChabad House

Feb. 23, 2019

 

Event Details

Join MORSL for a My Neighbour’s Faith visit to Chabad House to learn more about one of the Jewish groups active at McGill! On Saturday, February 23, participants are invited to experience Saturday prayers, participate in a Q&A, and enjoy lunch with the community. Free, but please register online for this amazing interfaith experience!

Visit tothe Bahá'í Shrine

Mar. 20, 2019

 

Event Details

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! On Wednesday March 20 – Baha’i Naw Ruz (new year’s eve) – students are invited to the shrine for a tour, a video, and a Q&A. Snacks will be provided! We will meet at 1550 Avenue des Pins West (next door to the shrine) at 5:45pm, and the visit will run until 8pm. Free, but you must register on this form to participate in this amazing interfaith experience!

My Neighbour's Faith 2017-2018:

Visit toa Unitarian Church

Mar. 11, 2018

 

Event Details

Learn more about the Unitarian Church is a welcoming, inclusive faith community offering individuals and families many ways to nurture spiritual exploration and participate in social justice.


Visit toa Sikh Gurdwara

Feb. 28, 2018

 

Event Details

Learn more about Sikhism on a guided visit, with a Punjabi meal and a chance for questions and discuss with community members!

Visit toan Anglican Church

Feb. 16, 2018

 

Event Details

We welcome McGill students of any religious or non-religious background to experience a blend of contemporary worship in a traditional setting!

Visit toAssuna Mosque

Nov. 16, 2017

 

Event Details

Join us at Assuna Mosque (by metro Parc) for a short intro to Islam, a prayer service, and a dinner with discussion! Thursday, November 16th at 3:30pm. Meet on-site. RSVP required at morsl [at] mcgill.ca.
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