Archive for 2012

KAIROS joins Partners in commemorating the International Day to End Violence Against Women, and the global campaign to end gender violence

November 26, 2012

November 25, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, marks the beginning of 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence, a global campaign that aims to bring attention to gender violence and to profile and support the…

Post filed in: Gender Justice, Women of Courage

A reflection on the First Sunday in Advent, 2012

November 23, 2012

Welcome to the first KAIROS reflection  for Advent 2012! It’s written by Miriam Spies, a United Church candidate for ministry through Emmanuel College, and KAIROS’ community placement for 2012-13 through Emmanuel. This reflection accompanies KAIROS’ first-ever Advent resource, Seeking Shelter. Learn…

Post filed in: Spirited Reflections

KAIROS Receives Award for Outstanding Migrant Justice Work

November 23, 2012

KAIROS was the recipient of a UFCW Canada Agricultural Workers Award, along with four others, in recognition for its outstanding contributions to improving the lives of agriculture workers in Canada.  The award was presented at a ceremony in Toronto on…

Post filed in: Media Releases, Migrant Justice

Communiqué: Changement de cap nécessaire pour amener une paix durable en RDCongo

November 23, 2012

Le 23 novembre 2012 – La prise de Goma à l’est de la République Démocratique du Congo (RDC) par le Mouvement du 23 mars (M23) soutenu par le Rwanda constitue un affront majeur aux règles du droit international et à…

Post filed in: En français, Media Releases

Communiqué: Sea change needed to bring lasting peace in the DRC

November 23, 2012

November 23, 2012 : The taking of Goma in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) by the March 23 Movement (M23) is a major affront to international law and to the largest and most expensive United Nations peacekeeping mission in…

Post filed in: Africa

KAIROS deplores the deteriorating security and humanitarian situation in the Democratic Republic of Congo

November 21, 2012

KAIROS is actively monitoring the deteriorating security and humanitarian situation in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).  KAIROS is collaborating with its Congolese human rights partner, Héritiers de la Justice in Bukavu, Sud-Kivu and Canadian partners active in the DRC…

Post filed in: Africa

Talking Peace in Colombia

November 20, 2012

My first day in Colombia coincided with the first day of the official peace negotiations taking place in Cuba between the Colombian government and the FARC. In my meetings today with partners I was able to get a sense of the…

Post filed in: Women of Courage

Crisis in Gaza: KAIROS Partners Respond

November 20, 2012

As the conflict continues between Israel and Hamas in Gaza, KAIROS partner, the Near East Council of Churches (NECC), is responding with emergency medical care to the growing number of injured civilians. NECC in Gaza, a branch of KAIROS partner…

Post filed in: Middle East

Bringing messages from Canada to the Women’s Courts for Justice, Territory and Peace in Colombia

November 19, 2012

I am on my way to Colombia to participate in the Women’s Courts for Justice, Territory and Peace, organized by our partner, the Popular Women’s Organization (OFP), and the Movement of Women against the War and for Peace.   I go…

Post filed in: Gender Justice, Women of Courage

News from KAIROS Partner in Gaza

November 16, 2012

“We could not sleep last night, today we cannot go out of our houses, it is dangerous to move around. NECC premises are closed , employees cannot reach the working places. Gaza people live in fear and stress. I hope…

Post filed in: Middle East

KAIROS Times: October 2012

November 13, 2012

Read the October 2012 issue.

Post filed in: KAIROS Times E-Newsletter

KAIROS partners in the Philippines seek a meeting with Prime Minister Harper

November 9, 2012

KAIROS civil society partners in the Philippines are seeking a meeting with Prime Minister Stephen Harper to discuss allegations of irresponsible activities of certain Canadian mining companies. The Ecumenical Voice for Peace and Human Rights in the Philippines (EcuVoice), Kalikasan…

Post filed in: Asia-Pacific, Ecological Justice, Indigenous Rights

Truth, reconciliation, and equity work continues: here’s how

November 9, 2012

KAIROS’ focus on Indigenous rights continues through 2013 and we invite you to journey with us. If you’re just starting out, please take a look at our Truth, Reconciliation and Equity photo action. These pictures are an important public witness…

Post filed in: Indigenous Rights

Jeepeys and Tricycles oh my! A day in Manila

November 8, 2012

November 5. By Alfredo Barahona I give up. I can’t sleep. It is roughly 5:45 AM. I can’t sleep and it’s not just because of the 13 hour difference between Toronto and Manila, but because of the noise from Jeepneys…

Post filed in: Asia-Pacific

Contradictions

November 8, 2012

Manila, November 3, 2012 By Alfredo Barahona Manila is a beautiful place, but it is full of contradictions. I am here to participate in the meetings of the World Council of Churches’ Global Ecumenical Network on Migration (GEM) that are…

Post filed in: Migrant Justice

From Toronto to Manila for meetings of the Global Ecumenical Network on Migration

November 8, 2012

November 3, 2012 This is Alfredo Barahona, the migrant justice coordinator at KAIROS. Welcome to the new migrant justice blog! I’m heading to the Global Ecumenical Network on Migration (GEM) meetings in Manila. This is profoundly significant as the Philippines…

Post filed in: Migrant Justice

KAIROS Letter to President of Philippines on the Killing of Father Tentorio

October 27, 2012

KAIROS joins our partner, the Ecumenical Voice for Peace and Human Rights in the Philippines, in expressing our deep sorrow in learning of the murder of Father Fausto Tentorio, who was a strong advocate of the rights of Indigenous peoples….

Post filed in: Asia-Pacific

The São Paulo Statement “International Financial Transformation for the Economy of Life”

October 19, 2012

The global ecumenical community has issued a strong call for the transformation of the world’s financial system. A statement calling for a new financial and economic architecture emerged from a conference attended by sixty delegates from Christian churches from every…

Post filed in: Ecological Justice, Executive Director

Women of South Sudan desire a life of dignity, sustainable peace, and development

October 17, 2012

KAIROS funded partner, the Fellowship of Christian Councils and Churches in the Great Lakes and Horn of Africa (FECCLAHA), a sub regional fellowship of churches affiliated with the All African Conference of  Churches, held a workshop with women representatives of…

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

Women Working for Justice

October 17, 2012

Last month, we marked the 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day (IWD). Yet women’s historic struggle for better working conditions, better wages and improved benefits is far from over. In fact, it is at a critical stage in this era…

Post filed in: Gender Justice, Women of Courage

“The Word of God is Living and Active” Heb 4:12

October 16, 2012

Reflections by Priscilla Solomon CSJ at Providence Bay United Church on Sunday Oct. 14 2012, after the Kairos Making it Matter workshop and Blanket Exercise at Mindemoya on Manitoulin Island. Sr. Priscilla has long been a part of the KAIROS…

Post filed in: Spirited Reflections

Message to the ONIC

October 12, 2012

From October 8-12, 4,000 Indigenous leaders and elders met in Bogota, Colombia for the VIII National Congress of the National Indigenous Organization of Colombia (ONIC), under the banner “For the Consolidation of our Territories, the strengthening of autonomy and the…

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

Covenant Chain Link III

October 10, 2012

Post filed in: Indigenous Rights

KAIROS Times: September 2012

October 10, 2012

Read the September 2012 issue.

Post filed in: KAIROS Times E-Newsletter

For the Harvest of the Spirit

October 9, 2012

For the harvest of the Spirit, thanks be to God. For the good we all inherit, thanks be to God. For the wonders that astound us, for the truths that still astound us, Most of all that love has found…

Post filed in: Executive Director, Spirited Reflections

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, Latin America, Women of Courage