Archive for July 2011

Kairos Times: July 2011

July 15, 2011

Read the July 2011 issue.

Post filed in: KAIROS Times E-Newsletter

THANK YOU to the Ottawa organizing committee-the faces and hands behind an amazing day

July 12, 2011

We all know just how many people it takes to pull off a public event. Ottawa is the scene of enough public events that extra planning and attention to security questions is needed, especially since the day moved between three…

Post filed in: Indigenous Rights

Faith and Forced Migration

July 12, 2011

May, 1980. The moment was approaching. June 7, 1980, time of war, exodus and crossings. We were forced to walk across borders imposed by the colonizers. Archbishop Romero and many other holy people had already left. The signs of the…

Post filed in: Migrant Justice, Spirited Reflections

Lawsuits on mining-related abuses will test limits of Canadian law

July 7, 2011

Four groundbreaking lawsuits have been launched in Canada over the past two years by plaintiffs alleging that they or their family members suffered grave human rights violations linked to the activities of Canadian mining companies operating abroad. KAIROS is hopeful…

Post filed in: Africa, Ecological Justice

Ellen Gabriel’s speech at the Roll with the Declaration event on Parliament Hill, June 20, 2011

July 4, 2011

Ellen Gabriel, Mohawk, Turtle Clan, Longhouse from Kanehsatà:ke (Ellen speaks on the Hill with Families of Sisters in Spirit in accompaniment.) I am very honoured to be here today upon the invitation of Kairos and their wonderful initiative “Roll with…

Post filed in: Indigenous Rights, UNDRIP Blog Updates

Cindy Blackstock’s speech at KAIROS’ Roll with the Declaration event at the Human Rights Monument, Ottawa, June 20 2011

July 4, 2011

Cindy Blackstock. The First Nations Child and Family Caring Society Canada builds two bridges for children over the turbulent waters of life’s hazards. One is for non-Aboriginal children- which could be much stronger for a wealthy nation- but thankfully most…

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