Archive for March 2010

Proposed Amendment to Canada- Colombia Free Trade Agreement no replacement for Independent Human Rights Assessment

March 30, 2010

KAIROS analysis, 30 March 2010 Since Prime Minister Harper announced the Canada-Colombia Free trade Agreement in July 2007, KAIROS and our partners have repeatedly expressed grave concern about signing such an agreement with a country which continues to have the…

Post filed in: Latin America

Even the Stones Will Cry Out – Earth hour 2010 Liturgical Resource

March 27, 2010

When? March 27 from 8:30‐ 9:30PM local time, or Sunday March 28 during your regular service of worship or Mass. If you can’t make Earth Hour, try Earth Week (Sunday 18 or 25 April.)  

Post filed in: Ecological Justice

Canada’s endorsement of the UN Declaration must be consistent with human rights

March 18, 2010

Indigenous Peoples and human rights and faith based organizations welcome the announcement in the Speech from the Throne that the Canadian government is taking steps to endorse the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. We urge the…

Post filed in: Indigenous Rights, UNDRIP Blog Updates

Stand Up for Human Rights in Colombia!

March 18, 2010

KAIROS urgent action

Post filed in: Media Releases

Agissez maintenant pour sauver la vie de militants communautaires au Salvador

March 17, 2010

| 03.02.10 « La paix n’est pas le fruit de la terreur ou de la crainte. La paix n’est pas le silence des cimetières. La paix n’est pas le produit silencieux de la répression violente. La paix est l’apport généreux…

Post filed in: En français

Elections in Sudan: A Step Forward?

March 17, 2010

Despite concerns, including doubts raised by one of the major parties from Darfur, the National Election Commission of Sudan has continued planning for national elections in April 2010. Three days of polling are set to begin in Sudan on April…

Post filed in: Africa

KAIROS partnership with Héritiers de la Justice cited in Globe & Mail

March 15, 2010

This March 15 Globe & Mail article by Geoffrey York cites the work of KAIROS as giving “strength and courage” in a country where aid has gone astray. The text below, written by Geoffrey York, is available only in the…

Post filed in: Africa

Earth Hour 2010

March 15, 2010

  Plan a worship service or community reflection for Earth Hour (8:30-9:30PM local time) or for Palm Sunday using our new liturgical resources.  Tell us about your events. Read on for more ideas….  

Post filed in: Ecological Justice, Media Releases

The appointed time

March 15, 2010

A reflection on the CIDA cuts by Miranda Weingartner

Post filed in: Ecological Justice

KAIROS Times: March 2010

March 4, 2010

Read the March 2010 issue.

Post filed in: KAIROS Times E-Newsletter

KAIROS Calls for the Release of 43 Detained Health Workers in the Philippines

March 3, 2010

KAIROS: Canadian Ecumenical Justice Initiatives calls for the release of 43 medical and health workers in the Philippines who were arrested on February 6th 2010, in Morong, Rizal province. The 43 medical and health workers were participating in a first…

Post filed in: Asia-Pacific

World Council of Churches calls for a peaceful resolution of the Colombian conflict

March 2, 2010

*The World Council of Churches (WCC) has requested its member churches to advocate for a peaceful resolution of the conflict in Colombia, the full respect of human rights and the cessation of the so called “Plan Colombia”. * “The violent…

Post filed in: Latin America, Media Releases