Archive for May 2011

Remembrance and Resistance

May 27, 2011

10 years is a long time. It’s amazing what you remember. I remember coming into my office at Deer Park United Church on Monday, June 4, 2001, to find colleagues frantically trying to determine the whereabouts of Kimy Pernia Domico,…

Post filed in: Latin America

Joint Statement on Free, Prior & Informed Consent (FPIC)

May 25, 2011

Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues Tenth session New York, 16-27 May 2011 Agenda Item 3(c): Free, prior and informed consent Joint Statement of: Assembly of First Nations, Chiefs of Ontario, Grand Council of the Crees (Eeyou Istchee), First Nations Summit,…

Post filed in: Indigenous Rights

United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

May 25, 2011

UNITED NATIONS DECLARATION ON THE RIGHTS OF INDIGENOUS PEOPLES Adopted by the UN General Assembly 13 September 2007 “The Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples was adopted by the General Assembly on Thursday September 13, by a majority of…

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Women Working for Justice

May 16, 2011

Last month, we marked the 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day (IWD). Yet women’s historic struggle for better working conditions, better wages and improved benefits is far from over. In fact, it is at a critical stage in this era…

Post filed in: Gender Justice, Spirited Reflections

KAIROS Times: May 2011

May 15, 2011

Read the May 2011 issue.

Post filed in: KAIROS Times E-Newsletter

Women’s Rights : Instruments for Lasting Peace

May 14, 2011

‘Women’s Rights : Instruments for Lasting Peace’ contributes research and analysis to the KAIROS Women of Courage Initiative , a program of research, education, networking and advocacy to promote women’s rights and support women’s rights defenders in the global South….

Post filed in: Africa, Latin America, Women of Courage

World Week of Peace for Palestine and Israel 2011 resource available

May 6, 2011

Every year, the World Council of Churches hosts a Week of Peace for Palestine and Israel. They offer liturgical resources and background material, this time with a focus on Jerusalem. The WCC calls on us to remember the struggle of Palestinian…

Post filed in: Middle East

Ecumenical Conference on Mining – Final Statement

May 5, 2011

(Conferencia Ecuménica sobre Minería >>) Gathered under a banner bearing Psalm 24’s reminder – “The Earth is God’s, and all that is in it” – about 150 people from all parts of the Earth considered the impact of Canadian mining…

Post filed in: Ecological Justice

Conférence œcuménique sur l’exploitation minière – Finale

May 5, 2011

  Réunies sous une bannière qui rappelle l’exhortation du Psaume 24 : « La terre et ses richesses appartiennent à Dieu » – environ 150 personnes de toutes les régions du monde ont réfléchi aux retombées des sociétés minières canadiennes…

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Indigenous communities finding common ground

May 3, 2011

Grand Chief Stan Beardy of the Nishnawbe Aski Nation in Northern Ontario said something interesting last night at the public panel on Indigenous Rights and Resource Extraction: We face the same challenges as indigenous peoples around the world – yet…

Post filed in: Ecological Justice

The Importance of Ecosystem

May 3, 2011

As I have sat here at the Ecumenical Conference on Mining, listening to people from Canada and around the world talking about the impacts of mining, one thing has come home to roost very firmly with me. And that is…

Post filed in: Ecological Justice

The Power of Story

May 2, 2011

As Kelly mentioned in her blog earlier today, there are people at this conference from 20 countries around the world. Each of the 150 delegates here brings their own experience of mining, of faith, and of justice to the table….

Post filed in: Ecological Justice

Pourquoi nous rassembler?

May 2, 2011

  Nous nous rassemblerons du 1er au 3 mai 2011 à Toronto, au Canada, pour discuter des impacts des opérations minières canadiennes sur les collectivités et sur la planète. Nous avons choisi le Canada pour cette rencontre parce que 75…

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The world coming together on mining

May 2, 2011

Guest post by Kelly Di Domenico, Communications Officer at Development and Peace There are 150 people gathered at this conference from close to 20 countries around the world. Papua New Guinea, Zambia, Brazil, Honduras, Madagascar, the Philippines, these are just…

Post filed in: Ecological Justice

Ecumenical Conference on Mining

May 2, 2011

Guest post by Simon Chambers, Communications Coordinator at the Primate’s World Relief and Devleopment Fund of the Anglican Church of Canada In the past few days as I have been preparing to attend the Ecumenical Conference on Mining (or #Ecumining…

Post filed in: Ecological Justice