Archive for February 2010

Climate Change in Guatemala

February 26, 2010

By Rachel Warden “Last season I lost my crops because there was too much rain, this season I lost them to drought. We used to be able to distinguish between the seasons, and now we can’t. The rains used to…

Post filed in: Latin America

KAIROS and Amnesty International urge the governments of Canada and Alberta to recognize the Lubicon Cree First Nation’s land and resource rights

February 23, 2010

View PDF of KAIROS/Amnesty International Joint Statement Intense and large scale oil and gas exploitation on the traditional lands of the Lubicon Cree First Nation in northern Alberta began in the late seventies. The impact on the community has been…

Post filed in: Indigenous Rights

Copenhagen Accord or Discord

February 23, 2010

Read the Briefing Paper (PDF) The UN climate summit in Copenhagen December 2009 has been variously described as a “failure”, a “setback”, or “utter chaos.” Since the climate conference in Bali in 2007, the hopes of the world had been…

Post filed in: Ecological Justice

Copenhagen Accord or Discord: Policy Briefing Paper #23

February 23, 2010

The UN climate summit in Copenhagen December 2009 has been variously described as a “failure”, a “setback”, or “utter chaos.” Since the climate conference in Bali in 2007, the hopes of the world had been pinned on Copenhagen to yield…

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KAIROS Briefing Paper #23: Copenhagen Accord or Discord?

February 22, 2010

The UN climate summit in Copenhagen December 2009 has been variously described as a “failure”, a “setback”, or “utter chaos.” Since the climate conference in Bali in 2007, the hopes of the world had been pinned on Copenhagen to yield a new global agreement…

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Letter of condolence and support to Rights and Democracy

February 18, 2010

KAIROS’ Executive Director Mary Corkery’s letter of condolence and support to staff of Rights & Democracy. View the pdf.

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Reporting on the Gap: Comparing Indigenous and non-Indigenous people in Canada

February 18, 2010

KAIROS Indigenous Peoples Project Coordinator Ed Bianchi presents this sobering report comparing the living standards of indigenous and non-indigenous peoples in Canada. View the PDF. For more information please contact: Ed Bianchi KAIROS Indigenous Rights Program Coordinator ebianchi@kairoscanada.org 613-235-9956 x221

Post filed in: Indigenous Rights

Heads of KAIROS eleven member churches and orgs send letter to PM

February 17, 2010

On January 20, in light of the uncertainty around the reasons for the cut of CIDA’s funding to KAIROS, the heads of KAIROS’ eleven member churches and organizations (the Anglican Church of Canada, the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops, the…

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Sign on letter to Minister Oda

February 3, 2010

Download the PDF This “letter addressed the need for a solid re-affirmation of the importance of CIDA’s responsive programming (Partnership Branch) as well as the imperative need for clarity in respect of processes and standards used to judge funding proposals….

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Act now to save the lives of community activists in El Salvador

February 3, 2010

“Peace is not the product of terror or fear. Peace is not the silence of cemeteries. Peace is not the silent result of violent repression. Peace is the generous, tranquil contribution of all to the good of all. Peace is…

Post filed in: Latin America

Letter to PM re. CIDA

February 1, 2010

Heads of KAIROS eleven member churches and orgs send letter to PM.    

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