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.
Toronto, ON - KAIROS Canada is organizing a tour to the Philippines to learn more about how Canadian mining operations are impacting communities in that country. Ten representatives from KAIROS, the United Church of Canada, the Christian Reformed Church in North America and CUPE, as well as First Nations communities, will visit four cities from July 30 to August 10.
KAIROS has recently undertaken a research project on the Indigenous right to free, prior and informed consent (FPIC) regarding proposed resource extraction projects on Indigenous lands. Willi Nolan is a member of the reference group for this project and she has contributed this piece about resistance to hydraulic fracturing (or fracking) in New Brunswick. Willi […]
The movement is growing for withdrawing investments from oil, natural gas and coal companies that contribute to climate change, and among the churches in Canada Trinity-St. Paul’s United Church in Toronto has shown leadership.
The latest KAIROS Briefing Paper - Movement for Divesting from Fossil Fuels Gaining Strength explores both the moral case for divestment, as articulated by South African Archbishop emeritus Desmond Tutu, and evidence that investors are growing wary of investments in fossil fuels, particularly in the tar sands.
by Ellen Wood Ellen Wood is a grain, cattle and apple orchard farmer as well as an ordained United Church minister, now semi-retired. She has worked on many social justice causes, most recently the tar sands and the nuclear debate in Saskatchewan. Ellen is the UCC rep on the Saskatchewan Council for International Cooperation. […]
On the International Day to End Violence Against Women, we remember and support victims and survivors of all forms of violence against women, and express solidarity with all those working to end this violence. In this post, Helen Knott, a First Nation’s woman from Canada, speaks about the parallels between violence against Indigenous women in Canada and in Guatemala.