Vision, Mission and Values

Emmanuel College is the largest theological school associated with the United Church of Canada. Since its founding, Emmanuel has been integrally connected to both Victoria University and the University of Toronto.

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To be a leading theological school where students become more deeply rooted in their own religious or spiritual traditions while engaging the beliefs and practices of people of other traditions.

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Rooted in the ecumenical heritage of the United Church of Canada, shaped by its context in Victoria University and in relationship with Christian, Muslim, Buddhist and other religious communities, Emmanuel College equips leaders and scholars for rigorous theological inquiry and for inclusive practices of justice and care, contextual analysis, creative activity, and interfaith engagement.

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Left: Karen Hamilton at World Religions Summit 2010; Right: Mardi Tindale, former Moderator of the United Church of Canada, at World Religions Summit 2010.   


Emmanuel College values a collegial environment for
•    inclusive and respectful dialogue
•    intellectual curiosity
•    academic excellence
•    public engagement
•    artistic, musical, and liturgical creativity
•    innovation in interfaith learning
•    the search for justice and right relations.

Torontofour women in ministry

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Top Left City of Toronto; Top Right four prominant women in ministry at Emmanuel; Bottom Left: Madinah Masjid, Toronto; Bottom Right Rev. Cindy Bourgeois graduating class 2010

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