Archive for July 2012

Solidarity and Support for the Indigenous communities in Northern Cauca, Colombia

July 30, 2012

KAIROS is concerned with the situation facing Indigenous communities in Northern Cauca, Colombia and in particular with the escalation of violence in recent weeks.

Post filed in: Executive Director, Indigenous Rights, Latin America

Expression of Reconciliation presented to the TRC by KAIROS Saskatoon

July 25, 2012

What better way to start a blog on examples of reconciliation and truth-telling than with an Expression of Reconciliation? These Expressions are part of every Truth and Reconciliation Commission national event, and can be offered by individuals, organizations, government bodies,…

Post filed in: Women of Courage

Truth and Reconciliation Commission: Every story needs a listener

July 25, 2012

This blog is an invitation to you. Canada is in the midst of a national Truth and Reconciliation Commission on the Indian Residential Schools system, but many Canadians don’t know this, or may not feel this journey belongs to them….

Post filed in: Indigenous Rights

Migrant workers deserve to be treated with fairness and equity – Toronto Star Op-Ed

July 19, 2012

View article in Toronto Star The parking lot near St. Michael’s Church in Leamington is full but not with cars — with bicycles — the only mode of transportation most temporary foreign workers can afford. Many have ridden 30 minutes,…

Post filed in: Migrant Justice

Thank you from Colombia

July 17, 2012

July 13, 2012 Dear friends, Thank you so much for taking action to protect the lives of human rights defenders in the wake of the threats received last week. Your letters do make a difference and can save lives. Lilia…

Post filed in: Latin America

Ethical Reflections on the Northern Gateway Pipeline

July 13, 2012

In its Fall 2011 meeting, the KAIROS Ecumenical Circle of Collaboration on Sustainability identified the Northern Gateway pipeline as a topic of concern for the work on tar sands, energy, and climate change. Given its proposed route, the pipeline is…

Post filed in: Ecological Justice, Indigenous Rights, Spirited Reflections

Serious Threats to Human Rights Defenders & Partners in Colombia

July 9, 2012

KAIROS is extremely concerned about recent news of a serious death threat to human rights defenders and partners in Colombia.  Thirteen human rights defenders—among them Lilia Solano of the Justice and Life Project, a KAIROS and United Church of Canada…

Post filed in: Latin America

KAIROS 2011 Rapport Annuel

July 3, 2012

Plus que jamais, le travail de KAIROS en 2011 s’est fait sous le signe de la créativité. Les compagnons et les communautés, membres de l’organisation et l’équipe de son personnel talentueux et dévoué ont collaboré à l’exécution d’un programme dynamique…

Post filed in: En français

Lucy’s Sermon – A Service for the World Week for Peace in Palestine Israel

July 3, 2012

Gower Street United Church, June 17, 2012 My name is Lucy Talgieh.  I am a Palestinian Christian from a place called Bethlehem.  Bethlehem is supposed to be a holy place but, unfortunately, it is facing unholy acts living under occupation…

Post filed in: Women of Courage