Archive for 2008

KAIROS Policy Briefing Update: X + Y = Z: Our Formula for a Green Fiscal Policy

September 22, 2008

Every year the Canadian government spends millions of dollars on subsidizing oil and gas extraction, a prime cause of climate change, while federal expenditures on energy efficiency, conservation and renewable alternatives remain woefully inadequate. This briefing paper summarizes some proposals…

Post filed in: Ecological Justice

And None Shall Be Afraid Liturgy

September 21, 2008

Call to Worship One: Come, let us go up to the house of God. All: God will teach us God’s ways. And we will walk in God’s paths. One: Come, let us draw near to God. All: Even as God…

Post filed in: Spirited Reflections

KAIROS Briefing Paper #14: Federal Subsidies to Fossil Fuel Producer

April 22, 2008

KAIROS submitted a petition to the Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development in the Auditor General’s office to obtain more up to date information on the actual amount of current subsidies. The petition asked six government Ministers for an explanation of the contradiction between subsidies that…

Post filed in: Ecological Justice

KAIROS Briefing Paper #13: Human Rights in the Philippines

March 22, 2008

Since President Gloria Arroyo assumed power in 2001, the human rights record of the country has been abysmal.  Despite national and international outcries, extra-judicial killings, enforced disappearances and intense militarization have terrorized the Philippine population.  A report released by the…

Post filed in: Asia-Pacific