Archive for September 2012

How the Law Constructs Migrant Workers’ Insecurity

September 21, 2012

KAIROS welcomes the Metcalf Foundation’s new report “Made in Canada; How the Law Constructs Migrant Workers’ Insecurity”, written by Toronto lawyer Fay Faraday and released on September 17, 2012. While the report focuses on migrant workers in Ontario, it offers…

Post filed in: Migrant Justice

Fasting for Climate Justice

September 21, 2012

Is this not the fast that I choose: to loose the bonds of injustice, to undo the thongs of the yoke, let the oppressed go free, and to break every yoke? These words from Isaiah 58, one of our most…

Post filed in: Ecological Justice

OFP, KAIROS’ partner org in Colombia, receives more death threats

September 20, 2012

KAIROS is gravely concerned by the news that members of the Popular Feminist Organization (OFP), our partner organization in Colombia, have received more death threats. On September 13, Gloria Amparo Suarez, from the leadership team of the OFP, received a…

Post filed in: Gender Justice/Women of Courage, Latin America

KAIROS joins the cry for an end to violence in Syria

September 7, 2012

KAIROS joins the global cry for an end to the violence in Syria, for dialogue between the warring parties, and for a just peace for the Syrian people. KAIROS echoes the call of the World Council of Churches for an…

Post filed in: Middle East

Spirited Reflection: Somewhat Unexpectedly

September 5, 2012

On August 27th, somewhat unexpectedly, the Colombian government announced its willingness to restart peace talks with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), offering a glimmer of hope on the horizon after 60 years of protracted conflict. Our partners’ response, as…

Post filed in: Spirited Reflections