Would you like to learn more about yourself and the community while making connections between classroom analysis and real-world experience? Join RLG426: Religion in the Public Sphere! Students will complete a placement with a community partner working with refugees and asylum seekers in the GTA such as Matthew House, Jewish Immigrant Aid Society (JIAS), Becoming Neighbours or Metropolitan Community Church (MCC) Toronto. Among last year’s student-led projects: Refugee Shabbat; legal aid seminars for LGBTQ+ refugee claimants; a host-family housing program; and one-to-one peer mentoring. First-hand experience is contextualized by in-class discussions, readings, and student reflections, which examine social policy and practice around religious organizations and refugees in North America.
Interested? Please fill out the application form here.
Students from all year-levels are welcome to apply.
Applications close November 18, 2022, and interviews will be conducted by Professor Laura Beth Bugg shortly after.