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 […]
Government leaders from across the globe will be meeting in New York City on September 23 for a one-day United Nations climate summit. The People’s Climate March precedes it on September 21 and will send out a massive, united call for climate justice and a strong climate treaty.
Press Statement: The Rock Hard Truth—Philippine Learning Tour raises concerns about mining-related human rights violations in the Zamboanga peninsula
At a press conference at the Iglesia Filipina Independiente in Pagadian City, Philippines Learning Tour (PLT) members Rev. Desmond Jagger-Parsons, Chair of the KAIROS Board, and Linda Wilson, a member of Idle No More, present a joint statement at the conclusion of the PLT, along with Bishop Antonio Ablon, and Rev. Beltran Pacatang and Subanen Terso Balives from PROTECT, a PLT sponsor.
KAIROS member churches and organizations continue to speak out for peace in Gaza, urging the Canadian government to become more engaged in building a just peace.
A number of KAIROS' member churches are accepting donations to provide direct support to those affected by ongoing violence in Gaza.
In announcing its approval for the Northern Gateway pipeline, the federal government said that Enbridge “has more work to do to engage with aboriginal groups.” This passing off of responsibility to the pipeline’s sponsor does not release the government from its responsibility to properly consult the First Nations affected.
André Forget reflects on the difference between doing the right thing as opposed to merely appearing to do the right thing.
Are we stuck in the same trap as the people of Babel; building higher and higher not because we should but because we can? In his reflection, Nathan Lodewyk, a young adult from the Christian Reformed Church in North America ponders the “extreme interconnectedness that we all have with the oil/tarsands industry.” Nathan is the second writer KAIROS supported to attend the Anglican Justice Camp in Alberta this summer, and to join the “Faith in the Oil/Tar Sands Developments: Excavating for Deeper Narratives” immersion experience.
As the People’s Climate March on September 21 draws closer, we are mindful of how our use and production of energy effects the earth and all its peoples. Greg Veltman was one of two young adults supported by KAIROS to attend the Anglican Justice Camp in Alberta this summer, and to join the “Faith in the Oil/Tar Sands Developments: Excavating for Deeper Narratives” immersion experience. This is his reflection about the experience.
“In this moment, we must all don the robe of humanity. It is a time to stand together as Canadians, Palestinians, Arabs, Muslims, Jews, Israelis and Christians as one soul. We must show that none is ignored or considered unworthy of a secure and prosperous life.” Dr. Izzeldin Abuelaish, Palestinian physician and the author of […]
KAIROS: Canadian Ecumenical Justice Initiatives has office space available for rent. 4 modern cubicles with desk, filing, and storage space are available for occupancy. One office is also available.
Brian Wilker-Frey explains that it’s not enough to hold up the cross, say thank you Jesus, and carry on with the worship service.