Archive for 2007

KAIROS Briefing Paper #12: G8 and IMF Hinder Aid for Zambia While Vultures Attack

September 22, 2007

Some 1.2 million Zambians out of a population of 11 million are living with AIDS. There are nearly 600,000 AIDS orphans. Life expectancy has fallen from 54 years in the mid-1980s to just 37 years now. There is just one doctor…

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KAIROS Briefing Paper #11: Regulating Canadian Mining, Oil and Gas Companies Operating Internationally

May 22, 2007

Canada has a unique opportunity to become a world  leader in Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) in the mining, oil and gas sector. In March 2007, the Harper government was handed a blueprint  for a new approach to promoting Corporate Social Responsibility…

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KAIROS Briefing Paper #10: Budget 2007 – KAIROS Report Card

April 22, 2007

Budgets are moral blueprints for society. They define a set of ends towards which we seek to move as a society.  Our values are informed by our Christian belief that: 1) all people have the right to be treated with dignity and respect; 2) our…

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KAIROS Briefing Paper #9: Are Agrofuels Alternatives to Oil?

March 22, 2007

President George W. Bush’s 2007 State of the Union address calls for reducing US gasoline consumption by 20% over ten years, replacing it with 35 billion gallons of renewable fuels. Bush’s announcement has sparked a vigorous debate on issues such as…

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KAIROS Briefing Paper #8: The Cerro de San Pedro Case: A Clarion Call for Binding Legislation of Canadian Corporate Activity Abroad

March 21, 2007

In March 2005,  at the request of Mexican human rights partners and the  Broad Opposition Front (FAO), a KAIROS church leaders delegation traveled to the community of Cerro de San Pedro, Mexico. The church leaders were the first Canadian delegation not…

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KAIROS Briefing Paper #7: Seven Steps for Peace in Darfur

February 22, 2007

The destructive armed conflict in Darfur continues despite regional and international efforts to put an end to it. The security situation remains precarious even with the United Nations (UN) Security Council agreement in August to send blue berets to bolster the…

Post filed in: Africa