Progress report on Year One of the Open for Justice Campaign 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 […]
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.
MEDIA ADVISORY: KAIROS still going strong five years after CIDA cuts; celebrates with special St. John’s visit
Toronto, ON – Five years after the Canadian government cut CIDA funding to KAIROS Canada, the ecumenical justice organization is celebrating its ongoing commitment to Indigenous rights, international human rights and ecological justice with a series of special events in St. John’s, October 2-7, including the premiere of a unique history lesson specific to Newfoundland […]
Rev. Desmond Jagger-Parsons, BA LLB MDiv, is the Head of the Philippine Learning Tour, a delegation organized by KAIROS: Canadian Ecumenical Justice Initiatives, with representatives from KAIROS member churches, CUPE, MiningWatch Canada and Indigenous people in Canada. Rev. Jagger-Parsons is also the Chair of the Board of KAIROS and a United Church minister in the […]
The KAIROS Blanket Exercise is a workshop that explores the nation-to-nation relationship between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples in Canada. Blankets arranged on the floor represent land and participants are invited to step into the roles of First Nations, Inuit and later Métis peoples. The workshop helps people to understand how the colonization of this land impacts those who were here long before settlers arrived. It engages people's minds and hearts in understanding why the relationship between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples is often broken and how we can take action together.
KAIROS Thanksgiving Video Message: thriving with resilience, gratitude and faith 5 yrs after CIDA cut
Alberto Sarthou cautions us that being a servant does not mean shrinking from speaking truth to power.
KAIROS Canada is disappointed that the Extractive Sector Ombudsman bill, Bill C-584, did not pass second reading in the House of Commons on October 1. More than 90,000 Canadians voiced their support for such an Ombudsman through the Open for Justice campaign. In spite of this setback, KAIROS is continuing its work with Parliamentarians to build even greater public support for an Ombudsman and to remove legal barriers for those who need access to justice in Canada.
Canadian and international organizations press for law reform to hold Canadian mining companies accountable for human rights abuses overseas. “What happened to Canadian compassion, to the Canada that accepted so many refugees in the 80s?” Nelly Rivera asked a delegation from KAIROS Canada and the United Church of Canada this question after telling them about […]
Jennifer Henry explains that peace of which the prophet Micah spoke is not the absence of conventional war, rather the presence of transformed beliefs and collective understandings, economic and ecological justice and democratic inclusions, human rights and greater equality.