Archive for May 2010

G8 Action Call from the Canadian Council of Churches and KAIROS

May 24, 2010

The Canadian Council of Churches is hosting the Interfaith Summit of World Religious Leaders in Winnipeg: read all about it here, or visit the website at The Canadian Interfaith planning committee is asking Canadians to “urge our government to…

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Les députés reportent le débat sur le projet de loi sur les mines

May 21, 2010

Le député libéral John McKay continue de faire face à un barrage de critiques de la part du lobby minier au sujet de son modeste projet de loi pour interdire au gouvernement de financer les opérations minières irresponsables.  Son projet…

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La Campagne « Dignité pour toutes»

May 21, 2010

Je crois que d’être libéré de la pauvreté est un droit humain. Je crois à l’égalité de toutes les personnes. Je crois que nous avons toutes et tous droit à une sécurité sociale   et économique. Je crois à la…

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KAIROS Times: May 2010

May 21, 2010

Read the May 2010 issue.

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KAIROS launches G20 Climate Justice Tour

May 19, 2010

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L’appui à la Déclaration des Nations Unies par le Canada doit être en harmonie avec les droits humains

May 18, 2010

Les organisations des peuples autochtones, confessionnelles et de droits humains ont accueilli avec joie, lors du discours du Trône, l’annonce selon laquelle le gouvernement canadien prendra des mesures en vue d’appuyer la Déclaration des Nations Unies sur les droits des…

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Winnipeg to host 2010 World Religions Summit

May 12, 2010

About 80 high profile religious leaders from around the world will gather in Winnipeg from June 21- June 23 to listen and report to one another but most importantly collaborate on sending a unified message to government leaders of the…

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World Week for Peace in Israel-Palestine, May 29 to June 4 2010

May 7, 2010

World Council of Churches calls on us to work for peace For more than 40 years, Palestinians in the West Bank, Gaza Strip and East Jerusalem have been suffering under the Israeli occupation. Day-to-day life is interrupted by the separation…

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Sudan Clings to Precarious Peace

May 6, 2010

“For the first time in 24 years, Sudan has held multiparty elections. The vote, which took place between April 11 and 15, fulfilled one of the key conditions of the 2005 Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) which ended Africa’s longest running…

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Update on the IMF, the G20 and the Robin Hood Tax*

May 5, 2010

For more info on the Robin Hood Tax >> In the lead up to the June G20 summit, the International Monetary Fund has issued an interim report on financial reform that the G20 finance ministers and central bank governors discussed…

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Big Footprints Lead to Small Steps

May 5, 2010

Quaker farmer Robert Fensom attended a “Carbon Sabbath” workshop facilitated by Ian Thomson in Salmon Arm, BC, and here he reflects on his ‘footprint’. Click here to read the full article >> One foot in front of the other: it’s the…

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Canada Should Embrace UN Declaration without Conditions or Qualifications

May 4, 2010

Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues Ninth Session United Nations, New York 19-30 April 2010 Agenda item 5 Half-day discussion on North America April 22, 2010 Joint Statement by Assembly of First Nations; Inuit Circumpolar Council Canada; Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami; Native…

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KAIROS Briefing Paper #24: An Idea Whose Time Has Come: Adopt a Financial Transactions Tax

May 1, 2010

A growing number of politicians, civil society organizations, economists and some financiers have become strong advocates of a global Financial Transactions Tax (FTT).  An FTT is a tiny tax on financial market transactions such as equity, bond, derivative or foreign exchange…

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