KAIROS is feeling the love once again! For the second year in a row, we’ve been named “Best Activist Religious Group” in NOW Magazine’s 2014 Best of Toronto readers’ poll. Many thanks to everyone who voted for KAIROS!
Pull Together with Indigenous Nations Challenging the Flawed Review Process for the Northern Gateway Pipeline
Join in solidarity with eight First Nations from British Columbia who have been granted leave by the federal Court of Appeal to apply for a judicial review of the government’s decision to allow the Northern Gateway Pipeline. Given the landmark decision by the Supreme Court last June in the case that affirmed the Aboriginal title and rights of the Tsilhqot’in nation, the courts will be hard pressed not to recognize an infringement of Indigenous rights.
Since the Open for Justice Campaign launched a year ago, 90,000 Canadians have taken action in support of Canadian mining accountability overseas, and there have been more than 65 meetings with Members of Parliament in ridings across the country.
This groundswell of citizen support is making an impact.
KAIROS gathered together Indigenous leaders, church representatives, educators and civil society representatives on October 19 in a show of solidarity with Dr. Cindy Blackstock, Executive Director of the First Nations Child and Family Caring Society, on the eve of final arguments to the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal in the First Nations Child Welfare case.
This summary of our longer study on how the ancestral wisdom of the Indigenous peoples of the Americas can guide us as we face unprecedented challenges from climate change and related ecological crises is now available as a Briefing Paper.
The paper explores Andean peoples’ teachings on how to live well in harmony with the natural world and what Canadians can learn from these teachings.
Don’t miss the 5th annual Covenant Chain Link event! See the attached brochure for more info, including how to register.
Five years ago, KAIROS lost all of its CIDA funding. Our churches and individuals like you stepped up to keep KAIROS going. Let’s celebrate our resilience and ensure a strong future for KAIROS!
The latest KAIROS Briefing Paper contrasts the hopeful movement for climate justice symbolized by the People’s Climate March with the slow process of official UN negotiations. It exposes hidden dangers in certain measures that claim to address climate change, and highlights proposals from Archbishop emeritus Desmond Tutu that point towards genuine solutions.
Heather Vais of the Presbyterian Church in Canada tells us that hospitality, radical hospitality is what the Kingdom is God really looks like.
In This Issue
Momentum builds to make Canada Open for Justice
Solidarity with First Nations Child and Family Caring Society
Briefing Paper now available on Indigenous Wisdom: Living in Harmony with Mother Earth
We’re Still Here Fundraising Party!
Fellowship of Christian Councils and Churches in West Africa (FECCIWA)
The Blanket Exercise Video
Tom Billard helps us reinterpret Jesus’ Parable of the Talents through the ears and eyes of the poor and oppressed of first century Palestine.
Sara Stratton tells us why she wears both a bright red poppy and a pin that reads “To remember is to work for peace” in the lead up to Remembrance Sunday.