Archive for 2011

Ecuador’s Oil Struggle: Reflections on an Amazonian Journey

November 25, 2011

In July 2011, KAIROS staff Rachel Warden and Sara Stratton, together with Fort Chipewyan activist George Poitras, travelled to Ecuador to learn more about the impacts of oil exploration on the Indigenous peoples and ecosystems of Ecuador’s Amazon region. The…

Post filed in: Ecological Justice, Indigenous Rights, Latin America, UNDRIP Blog Updates

KAIROS marks November 25, International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, and 16 days of Activism Against Gender Violence

November 24, 2011

Along with women’s organizations and movements, partners in Canada and around the world, KAIROS marks November 25, the International Day for Elimination of Violence against Women, with strengthened resolve and a renewed call to end violence against women, support women…

Post filed in: Africa, Gender Justice/Women of Courage

Reflection for Advent 1 (Isaiah 64: 1-5)

November 21, 2011

by Jennifer Henry “O that you would tear open the heavens and come down, so that the mountains would quake at your presence…” Isaiah 64:1 O that you would tear open the heavens and come down, so that the mountains…

Post filed in: Executive Director, Spirited Reflections

Living Courage and strategies for change

November 19, 2011

At each public event, participants have been asked the same question as the speakers: From your experience, what have been the most successful strategies for defending women’s rights and ending violence against women? The discussion has been both rich and…

Post filed in: Africa, Gender Justice/Women of Courage

An Article on Living Courage by delegate Vernie Yocogan-Diano

November 18, 2011

Living Women’s Courage Against Extractive Industries and for Rights By Vernie Yocogan-Diano Cordillera Women’s Education Action Research Center cwearc09@gmail.com 11 November 2011 On the launching of the Canadian Tourism and Hospitality Center on 6 November 2011, Canadian Ambassador Christopher Thornlay…

Post filed in: Gender Justice/Women of Courage, Indigenous Rights

Déclaration sur la Conférence de l’ONU sur le changement climatique Durban, Afrique du Sud

November 17, 2011

Nous lançons un appel aux fidèles des églises membres de KAIROS et à toutes les personnes de bonne volonté afin qu’ils s’unissent nous pour presser le gouvernement du Canada de défendre les trois objectifs suivants à la Conférence de l’ONU…

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KAIROS Statement on the UN Conference on Climate Change Durban, South Africa

November 17, 2011

We call on the members of our KAIROS churches and all people of good will to join us in urging the government of Canada to champion the following three goals at the November-December 2011 UN Conference on Climate Change at…

Post filed in: Ecological Justice

KAIROS Staff head to COP 17, UN Climate Change Conference in Durban

November 17, 2011

Jim Davis and Caroline Foster are imminently heading to Durban COP 17.  John Dillon, who’s staying home, will be following Durban outcomes closely. Amidst the hurly-burly of organizing their departures, KAIROS staffers gave us a sentence (or so) each on…

Post filed in: Ecological Justice

KAIROS plays key role in World Council of Churches North American Hearings on Poverty, Wealth and Ecology.

November 15, 2011

From November 6th to 11th, representatives from churches in Canada and the United States, joined by guests from every continent, met in Calgary, Alberta for a consultation convened by the World Council of Churches on issues of poverty, wealth and…

Post filed in: Ecological Justice

Policy Briefing Paper #28: Is Durban the world’s last, best hope to avoid climate disaster?

November 13, 2011

“Our Mother Earth is ill. The development model of unlimited economic growth and overconsumption has broken the balance between human beings and the envi-ronment. The current proposals on the table in the nego-tiations are not enough to stop climate change….

Post filed in: Ecological Justice

Canadian Interfaith Call for Leadership and Action on Climate Change

November 11, 2011

We, representatives of Canadian faith communities, are united in our conviction that the growing crisis of climate change needs to be met by solutions that draw upon the moral and spiritual resources of the world’s religious traditions. We recognize that…

Post filed in: Ecological Justice

Chantal Bilulu: la femme doit se mettre debout. Women must stand up

November 9, 2011

Chantal Bilulu, director of women’s and children’s programs at Héritiers de la justice offers this reflection to people of courage: Dans plusieurs pays du monde, la femme est victime des violences de toute genre. C’est pourquoi il est necéssaire que…

Post filed in: Africa, En français, Gender Justice/Women of Courage

Truth, Reconciliation & Equity Video

November 7, 2011

KAIROS’ opening video for the Truth, Reconciliation & Equity Campaign, focusing on the Roll with the Declaration action on June 20 in Ottawa.

Post filed in: Indigenous Rights, UNDRIP Blog Updates

Global South Expresses Concern about REDD

November 4, 2011

REDD (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation) is a plan for curtailing greenhouse gas emissions by preserving the world’s forests. KAIROS has examined REDD in the 2010 briefing paper Decisive Action Vital at Cancún Climate Talks. This initiative will…

Post filed in: Indigenous Rights, UNDRIP Blog Updates

Letter to PM Harper re. UNDRIP from Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada

October 31, 2011

The Reverend Susan C. Johnson, National Bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada, has at the request of the ELCIC National Convention written a letter to Prime Minister Harper encouraging the Canadian government “to fully and effectively implement the…

Post filed in: Indigenous Rights

Le point sur l’ACDI pour les amies de KAIROS

October 28, 2011

KAIROS a reçu dernièrement une réponse de l’ADCI à sa proposition de mars 2010. Dans une lettre en date du 22 septembre 2011, l’ACDI indique que la demande de KAIR0S est rejetée parce qu’elle n’offrirait pas une «bonne valeur qualité-prix»…

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CIDA update for KAIROS Supporters

October 28, 2011

KAIROS recently received a response to its CIDA proposal of March 2010. In a letter dated Sept. 22, 2011, CIDA states that the application is being rejected because it would not be “good value for money.” This was the second…

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Le Canada doit appuyer le rôle des femmes dans la construction de la paix et la défense des droits humains en République démocratique du Congo

October 27, 2011

Le conflit qui fit rage en République démocratique du Congo (RDC) de 1996 à 2003 fut le plus meurtrier que le monde ait connu depuis la Deuxième Guerre mondiale. Officiellement, les combats sont terminés mais la violence et l’insécurité persistent…

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Canada’s responsibility in advancing women’s roles in peacebuilding and defending human rights in the Democratic Republic of Congo

October 27, 2011

The conflict that raged in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) from 1996 to 2003 was the world’s deadliest since the Second World War. Despite an official end to the fighting, violence and insecurity still prevail in the eastern region…

Post filed in: Africa

Le Canada a la responsabilité de promouvoir la participation des femmes à la consolidation de la paix et à la défense des droits humains dans les Républiques du Soudan et du Sud-Soudan

October 27, 2011

Le Soudan (qui comprend maintenant la République du Soudan et la nouvelle République du Sud-Soudan) a connu pendant plus de 20 ans une guerre civile porteuse de violence, de mort et de destruction. Un nouvel espoir a surgi avec la…

Post filed in: En français

Canada’s responsibility in advancing women’s roles in peacebuilding and defending human rights in the Republics of Sudan and South Sudan

October 27, 2011

Sudan (now consisting of the Republic of Sudan and the new Republic of South Sudan) had endured over 20 years of a civil war that brought violence, death and destruction. New hope came with the signing of the 2005 Comprehensive…

Post filed in: Gender Justice/Women of Courage

Le Canada se doit de promouvoir le rôle des femmes dans la consolidation de la paix et la défense des droits humains aux Philippines

October 27, 2011

D’anciennes crises économiques et politiques continuent d’alimenter le conflit armé interne aux Philippines. Quarante mille personnes ont été tuées, surtout dans les régions rurales. Dans l’île de Mindanao, la guerre a coûté la vie à plus de 120 000 personnes…

Post filed in: En français

Canada’s responsibility in advancing women’s roles in peacebuilding and defending human rights in the Philippines

October 27, 2011

Long-standing economic and political crises continue to fuel internal armed conflict in the Philippines. As many as 40,000 people have been killed, mostly in the rural areas. In Mindanao, the price of war has included the death of more than…

Post filed in: Gender Justice/Women of Courage

Appel interreligieux canadien au leadership et à l’action sur le changement climatique

October 26, 2011

Nous, représentants des communautés religieuses canadiennes, reconnaissons unanimement qu’on pourrait réagir à la crise croissante du changement climatique au moyen de solutions inspirées des ressources morales et spirituelles des traditions religieuses du monde. Nous reconnaissons qu’à sa racine même, cette…

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COMMUNIQUÉ DE PRESSE: Le Canada néglige les enfants autochtones, affirme un rapport conjoint de la Société de soutien et de KAIROS adressé à un comité des Nations unies

October 24, 2011

Pour diffusion immédiate le lundi 24 octobre 2011 OTTAWA – Les enfants autochtones sont victimes de négligence et d’abus, allant parfois jusqu’à la mort, à cause du non-respect par le Canada de ses engagements en vertu de la Convention de…

Post filed in: En français, Media Releases

Sommaire du rapport Les enfants à l’honneur

October 24, 2011

Sommaire du rapport Les enfants à l’honneur soumis par la Société de soutien à l’enfance et à la famille des Premières nations et KAIROS : Initiatives œcuméniques canadiennes pour la justice Octobre 2011 « Beaucoup trop longtemps, les espoirs et les…

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Honouring the Children: Executive Summary

October 24, 2011

  For the full version of “Honoring the Children” click here >> Executive Summary of “Honouring the Children” submitted by First Nations Child and Family Caring Society of Canada and KAIROS: Canadian Ecumenical Justice Initiatives October 2011 “For far too…

Post filed in: Gender Justice/Women of Courage, Indigenous Rights