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Toronto Oasis is a community that meets regularly to create a place to celebrate the human experience. Each week we gather to discuss a wide variety of issues and interests. Launched in February 2017, Toronto Oasis welcomes all people who want to be part of a community exploring life through reason.

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[Online] Favourite Genres

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This will be an online Zoom meeting. Please RSVP on our Meetup for this event to get access to the Zoom link. See our online meeting instructions at: https://torontooasis.org/online-meeting-instructions

Our program will run from 11 am to 12:30 pm and you can join in to the meeting starting at 10:45 am for our open social. Followed by an extended discussion for a half hour. Volunteers please join by 10:30 am.

Join us this Sunday as five Toronto Oasis participants talk briefly about their favourite genres of books, TV, and/or movies, and why they love them. As always, following the presentations, there will be time for a lively discussion on the topic, hopefully including lots of us sharing about our own favourite genres.

This topic was suggested by and will be introduced by Dan Cooperstock, a Toronto Oasis organizer.

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Looking forward to seeing familiar faces and perhaps some new ones!

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[Online] Who Really Started Christianity?

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This will be an online Zoom meeting. Please RSVP on our Meetup for this event to get access to the Zoom link. See our online meeting instructions at: https://torontooasis.org/online-meeting-instructions

Our program will run from 11 am to 12:30 pm and you can join in to the meeting starting at 10:45 am for our open social. Followed by an extended discussion for a half hour. Volunteers please join by 10:30 am.

The history of early Christianity used to be viewed as a straight-line record of success, from Jesus through Paul to the formation of the Church and its eventual triumph as the official religion of the Roman Empire in the 4th century. That view has been upended. How so?

Our featured presentation this Sunday will focus on what we now know – and, more importantly, don’t know – about Jesus and Paul and how this changes our view of how early Christianity developed.

Our featured speaker on this topic will be Barrie Wilson, PhD and Professor Emeritus, Religious Studies, York University where he taught courses on the Biblical Studies, the Dead Sea Scrolls and the Varieties of Early Christianity. He is the author of How Jesus Became Christian (2008); The Lost Gospel (2014); Paul vs James (2018); Searching for the Messiah (2020). Barrie has appeared in numerous documentaries as the on-camera expert including several episodes of The Naked Archeologist.

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Looking forward to seeing familiar faces and perhaps some new ones!

Sunday, June 5th: Who Really Started Christianity? Our featured speaker will be Barrie Wilson, PhD and Professor Emeritus, Religious Studies, York University where he taught courses on the Biblical Studies, the Dead Sea Scrolls and the Varieties of Early Christianity. He is the author of several books including How Jesus Became Christian (2008).

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https://meetup.com/Toronto-Oasis
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https://discord.gg/G8XQhMd
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https://twitter.com/416Oasis

[Online] Toronto Oasis Sunday Event

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This will be an online Zoom meeting. Please RSVP on our Meetup for this event to get access to the Zoom link. See our online meeting instructions at: https://torontooasis.org/online-meeting-instructions

Our program will run from 11 am to 12:30 pm and you can join in to the meeting starting at 10:45 am for our open social. Followed by an extended discussion for a half hour. Volunteers please join by 10:30 am.

Please check in closer to the date of this event for details about our featured speaker and topic.

Please RSVP on meetup.

Looking forward to seeing familiar faces and perhaps some new ones!

http://torontooasis.org
https://meetup.com/Toronto-Oasis
https://facebook.com/groups/TorontoOasis
https://facebook.com/TorontoOasis
https://discord.gg/G8XQhMd
https://instagram.com/TorontoOasis
https://twitter.com/416Oasis

[Online] Toronto Oasis Sunday Event

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This will be an online Zoom meeting. Please RSVP on our Meetup for this event to get access to the Zoom link. See our online meeting instructions at: https://torontooasis.org/online-meeting-instructions

Our program will run from 11 am to 12:30 pm and you can join in to the meeting starting at 10:45 am for our open social. Followed by an extended discussion for a half hour. Volunteers please join by 10:30 am.

Please check in closer to the date of this event for details about our featured speaker and topic.

Please RSVP on meetup.

Looking forward to seeing familiar faces and perhaps some new ones!

http://torontooasis.org
https://meetup.com/Toronto-Oasis
https://facebook.com/groups/TorontoOasis
https://facebook.com/TorontoOasis
https://discord.gg/G8XQhMd
https://instagram.com/TorontoOasis
https://twitter.com/416Oasis

Past events (373)

[Online] Self-Love, Self-Acceptance and Non-judgment

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