- Danielle Dubuc À quelques jours de mon grand séjour en République Démocratique du Congo (DRC), C’est avec les sentiments mitigés d’anxiété face à de l’inconnu et l’excitation d’une aventure enrichissante et rebondissant d’émotivités. Je suis en train de faire mes derniers préparatifs de mon voyage que mes fils David (16 ans) et Mathieu (14 [...]
May 8, 2013, The Church of the Redeemer, Toronto Joe Mihevc, co-editor of Coalitions for Justice Jennifer Henry, Executive Director of KAIROS Jennifer: Tonight we are here to celebrate 40 years of bold witness to ecumenical social justice. We want to ground the work of KAIROS in a sense of gratitude over what has been [...]
In April, Syrian Archbishops (Metropolitans) His Eminence Boulos (Yazigi), from the Greek Orthodox Church of Antioch and His Eminence Mor Youhanna Gregorios (Ibrahim) from the Syriac Orthodox Church of Antioch, were abducted in Aleppo. By all accounts they remain in danger.
KAIROS has asked the Canadian government to use all diplomatic means at its disposal to ensure the release of the Archbishops along with other civilians kidnapped in the country.
This weekend, I had the opportunity to travel to Fredericton, New Brunswick to participate in the Wabanaki Water Convergence ceremony, which took place where the waters of the St John’s River (WOLASTOQ) converge with the tide’s end. The importance of this point in the river is beautifully described in the invitation to the ceremony: WOLASTOQ [...]
New KAIROS resource: Invitation to witness to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission in Alberta and British Columbia
The national Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) will be holding numerous hearings in Alberta and British Columbia this May through September. This is your invitation to get involved by attending in person or watching online, praying, and witnessing to the stories of those living with the consequences of the Indian Residential Schools system. Please see [...]
Rev. Allan Reeve is the minister at George Street United Church in Peterborough Ontario.
“Faithful commitment “to love our neighbour,” whether down the road or across the ocean, motivates our engagement in human rights and development. Canada has a significant responsibility to contribute to building a more equitable and inclusive global community. In any changes to international development, we must work together to ensure that the needs and priorities of the poorest remain paramount.”
This is the closing paragraph of a letter that KAIROS sent on June 13 to Ministers John Baird, Ed Fast and Julian Fantino regarding the amalgamation of CIDA and DFAIT. You will find the complete letter below.
MEDIA ADVISORY: KAIROS Delegation Heads to Democratic Republic of Congo – Examines Gender-Based Violence and Mining
Attention: Business, Foreign, Mining and Religion Journalists Toronto/For Immediate Release June 12, 2013 WHO: KAIROS: Canadian Ecumenical Justice Initiatives WHAT: “Women of Courage” Delegation to Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) The delegation is comprised of church and labour representatives from Canada, KAIROS staff and partners in the DRC, Kenya and Burundi. 'Women of Courage' DR [...]
by Sandra Beardsall St. Andrew’s College, Saskatoon “Do you always watch for the longest day of the year and then miss it? I always watch for the longest day in the year and then miss it.” These are the musings of Daisy Buchanan, the beautiful and flighty woman who has become an obsession for Jay [...]
IN THIS ISSUE - Our Waters, Our Life: Send some water to Ottawa! - Elements of Justice: KAIROS Intergenerational Gathering 2013 - Registration is now open! - KAIROS Delegation to eastern Democratic Republic of Congo in June - Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s work moves West- and you’re invited - KAIROS, the WCC and the MECC [...]
You and your church community can to be part of a very simple, brief act of solidarity on June 2 or 9! KAIROS is taking action for right relations with Indigenous peoples and to help protect Canada’s waters from recent changes in environmental legislation on Sunday June 2 and Sunday June 9 — and we’re asking YOU to join us! Learn more and download a bulletin insert here!
Note from KAIROS: Just days before an Ecumenical Forum on Peace, May 18-19, we received terrible news from church partners in Colombia. Benedicta Joya Aponte, a campesina woman and sister of a local priest, was brutally murdered in their home. Paramilitaries came to the door looking for her brother, Father Pedro Elias Joya Aponte, who [...]