Archive for February 2011

Menonnite Central Committee of Canada sends letter to Minister Oda re. CIDA cuts

February 28, 2011 

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FAQ – The KAIROS CIDA Funding Controversy

February 23, 2011


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Pumped Up: How Canada Subsidizes Fossil Fuels at the Expense of Green Alternatives

February 15, 2011

KAIROS’ 60 page 2011 study “Pumped Up: How Canada Subsidizes Fossil Fuels at the Expense of Green of Green Alternatives” demonstrates that the fossil fuel industry receives subsidies amounting to 1billion dollars a year from the federal government — resources…

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The struggle for Dignity behind a Rose: A Reflection for Valentine’s Day

February 14, 2011

A rose is a rose is a rose – or is it?  For many Colombians, particularly women, a rose has become a symbol, not of love, but of exploitation, massive displacement and pesticide poisoning.   Around this time two years ago…

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Remembering Tatic Samuel – Suzanne Rumsey

February 7, 2011

“During the day, thousands and thousands of the faithful who had come from throughout the diocese filled the cathedral in honour of the bishop who died on Monday, January 24… In a letter of farewell read at [the mid-day] celebration…

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Slideshow 2 of Bishop Samuel Ruiz

February 7, 2011

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Love Letter to an Old Man – Rev. Emilie Smith

February 7, 2011

January 27, 2011 Dear Friends, Standing close in beside me the woman cries, her tears pouring down into her purple dress.  Once in a while she carries her apron to her face, and wipes it crease by crease.  For a…

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Remembering Bishop Samuel Ruiz

February 7, 2011

Send us your reflections, stories, letters or photos On January 24 Bishop Samuel of Mexico died at the age of 86. He has been described as the diminutive giant of the church in Mexico. He had been Bishop for 51…

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The Life and Witness of Samuel Ruiz – Jim Hodgson

February 7, 2011

San Salvador, January 31, 2011 I write as the novena—the nine days of prayer following the death of Bishop Samuel Ruiz—is drawing to a close. The flow of moving tributes to this remarkable leader has become a flood, and this…

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KAIROS commentary on demonstrations in the Middle East and North Africa

February 4, 2011

From Tunisia to Sudan, political change is sweeping across the Middle East and North Africa

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Continents Apart: Same Pain – Shared Hope

February 3, 2011

When I first set foot in Manila, Philippines in 2008 to participate in the 1st International Assembly of Migrant and Refugees (IAMR), I noticed the similarity between the Philippines and Latin America with their common history of colonialism and extreme…

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