Archive for February 2012

MEDIA ADVISORY: Remembering Bishop Samuel Ruiz

February 28, 2012

Download PDF For Immediate Release Thursday, February 23, 2012 (Toronto) On January 24, 2011, Mexican Catholic Bishop Samuel Ruiz died at the age of 86. He had been a bishop for 51 years, including 40 years in the Diocese of…

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Le temps de KAIROS : février 2012

February 28, 2012

Lire le numéro de février 2012.

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New Study Calls for Transition Away from All Fossil Fuels, Including Tar Sands

February 27, 2012

The front page headline in the February 21 Globe and Mail screamed “Science rides to aid of oil sands.” The story purports to show that a leading Canadian climate scientist indicates that “oil-sands emissions are not the dark-shirted villain some…

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Le débat sur le pipeline Gateway: des enjeux fondamentaux

February 23, 2012

Le projet de pipeline Gateway de la société Enbridge, qui comprend deux oléoducs devant relier le nord de l’Alberta à Kitimat, C.-B., en traversant des terres autochtones, soulève des problèmes fondamentaux de justice sociale et écologique. La construction du pipeline…

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Le Canada doit engager Israël à reprendre les négociations de paix dans le cadre du droit international

February 22, 2012

13 février 2012 PDF de téléchargement Récemment, le ministre canadien des Affaires étrangères s’est rendu au Moyen-Orient, une initiative admirable dans une région qui a tant besoin de paix. KAIROS-Initiatives œcuméniques canadiennes pour la justice est d’avis que le gouvernement…

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JOINT MEDIA ADVISORY: UN Committee urged to examine discrimination against Canadian Indigenous peoples

February 17, 2012

“On February 22 and 23, Canada’s record on combating discrimination will be examined by a high level body of the United Nations. The Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) is the independent expert body that monitors compliance with…

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Canada must urge Israel to resume negotiations for peace within International Law

February 13, 2012

Download PDF of this article >> Recently, Canada’s Minister of Foreign Affairs travelled to the Middle East, an admirable thing to do in a region so in need of peace. KAIROS: Canadian Ecumenical Justice Initiatives believes that the government of…

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Thoughts and prayers go out to the families following road accident in Southwestern Ontario

February 7, 2012

On the evening of Monday February 6, eleven people died as a result of a traffic accident near the community of Hampstead, ON when a truck collided with a van at an intersection.  The driver of the truck and 10…

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Canada Lutheran December Issue dedicated to their social justice work through KAIROS

February 7, 2012

Uniting, Deliberating, Advocating. War, hunger, poverty, and ecological degradation. These are just some of the reasons we support Kairos.  

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Ontario Chiefs Letter to CRC in support of Youth Ambassadors to UNCRC

February 6, 2012

“Dear Committee Member: I am writing to demonstrate my support to both the delegation of Indigenous youth ambassadors from Canada travelling to Geneva this week, and to their request that a Special Rapporteur be appointed to address ongoing human rights…

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AVIS AUX MÉDIAS: Le Canada doit accorder des droits égaux aux enfants des Premières Nations, affirment des jeunes autochtones au Comité des droits de l’enfant des Nations Unies

February 3, 2012

Pour diffusion immédiate                                                                     le 1er février 2012   Toronto ― Six ambassadeurs de la jeunesse autochtone des quatre coins du Canada rencontreront le Comité des droits de l’enfant des Nations Unies (UNCRC) la semaine prochaine afin de lui demander instamment…

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Kairos Times: February 2012

February 2, 2012

Read the February 2012 issue.

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MEDIA ADVISORY: Canada Must Give First Nations Children Equal Rights Indigenous Youth Tell United Nations Committee on Rights of the Child

February 1, 2012

For Immediate Release 1 February 2012 (Toronto)  Six Indigenous youth ambassadors from across Canada will meet with the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) next week to urge to the UNCRC to pressure Canada to end…

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