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Emmanuel College supports its alumni/ae and local religious communities by offering a variety of continuing education programs and initiatives to further interfaith dialogue and for ministry professionals to replenish their spiritual wells.

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Renewing Hearts, Minds, Spirits

2022 OCT 3 | "Water from Dragon’s Well: The History of a Korean-Canadian Church Relationship" Book Launch

Join us for the launch of David Kim-Cragg's book, Water from Dragon's Well: The History of a Korean-Canadian Church Relationship (2022, McGill-Queen's University Press), on Monday, October 3 at 7 p.m. EDT. The launch is online and free. Kim-Cragg Emm 9T9 is both a sessional lecturer at Emmanuel College and minister at St. Matthew's United Church in Richmond Hill. Register by clicking here.

Kim-Cragg will be joined by Phyllis D. Airhart (professor emerita, Emmanuel College), Dr. Keith Carlson (Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Indigenous and Community-Engaged History and director of the Peace and Reconciliation Centre, University of the Fraser Valley), and Kang-hee Han (sessional lecturer of Christian history, Hanshin University) for a conversation about his book. The Rev. Deb Walker (Emmanuel alumna and currently serving Shaughnessy Heights United Church in Vancouver) will be moderating the conversation.

About the Book

A Canadian-built mission house in the heart of Seoul became the heart of the emerging South Korean democratization movement, while a Korean minister rose to serve as the spiritual leader of Canada’s largest Protestant denomination. The century-long Korean-Canadian church relationship has had a lasting influence on Korean society and on the culture and mission of The United Church of Canada, helping to crack the colonial foundations of Canadian Protestantism.

Water from Dragon’s Well explores the connection between the Korean Christian community and the Canadian church and its missionaries from the 1890s to the present.

source: MQU

About the Author

David Kim-Cragg received his PhD in history from the University of Saskatchewan with a major in Modern East Asian history and two minors in Indigenous and Canadian history. His research interests include historical intercultural encounters with and within The United Church of Canada and its predecessors. David has taught Modern Canadian History and has published articles in Touchstone, Historical Papers and the Journal of World Christianity.  He is a contributor to Broadview Magazine and is a member of the Canadian Society for Church History. He serves as an ordained minister to St. Matthew’s United Church in Richmond Hill.

Book Launch of Water from Dragon's Well, October 3, 7 p.m., online, free

Register Here
2022 OCT 6 | The Committee on Asian/North American Asian Theologies (CANAAT)

The Committee on Asian/North American Asian Theologies (CANAAT) is holding its fall gathering on Thursday, Oct. 6 from 1:30-3:30 p.m. ET. It will be a hybrid gathering, happening at EM 107 in person and also via zoom (see @EC for the link).

Fiona Li, PhD candidate at Regis College will present her research on Mariology and Asian Canadian women. It will also be a great opportunity for TST graduate students to make connections with each other and with the larger Asian leaders' community in Toronto.

CANAAT, directed by Dr. Wenh-In Ng (emeritus professor) and Dr. Henry Shiu, is committed to be a theological resource and support for the students, leaders, and scholars of Asian descent in TST and the United Churches in Toronto and wider areas.

2022 OCT 24 | Experiencing the Soul of Grief: Befriending Loss in Ourselves and Others

Monday, October 24, 9:45 a.m.–4 p.m. EDT, In-Person, Emmanuel College Chapel (third floor). Register by clicking here.

Strip of beach flanked by rocks on the ocean with rainbow on the horizon.
Photo credit: Bruce Bennett

Workshop Fee

$115 regular
Coffee/tea and lunch included.

About the Workshop

The pandemic caused many to feel a vague sense of loss and grief that is perhaps unfamiliar and surprising.  This workshop will be an opportunity to process and reflect on aspects of change, loss, and grief.  We will sharpen our skills in creating space to attend to loss–our own and that of others.  We will discover how tending to grief is prayer, and allows Spirit to nurture us.  This workshop is designed for anyone who wants to increase their competence and comfort level in this area, personally and/or professionally.  Through focused conversations, personal reflection, story-telling, and small group sharing, participants will engage in a life-giving experience.

About the Workshop Leader

As adjunct faculty at Emmanuel College, Rev. Dr. Anne Simmonds Emm 9T6 has taught courses in "Death Dying and Grieving" and "Prayer" in Emmanuel's MDiv, MPS, continuing education and parish nursing programs.  Simmonds is a voluntary associate minister at Rosedale United Church and spiritual mentor in Toronto.  She is a gifted speaker and facilitator who draws on her extensive experience in teaching, congregational ministry, hospital chaplaincy, nursing and her own grief. Simmonds was awarded the Emmanuel College Alumni/ae Association (ECAA) Distinguished Alumni/ae Award in 2018.

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COVID-19 EC Community Updates for Emmanuel College Community

Up-to-date COVID-19 EC community updates for students, staff and faculty are available on the "Information for the EM Community" Quercus site.

Victoria University updates are available here.

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