Archive for February 2013

Alternative Mining Indaba 2013

February 27, 2013

Ian Thomson, KAIROS Program Coordinator for Ecological Justice through Corporate Accountability, represented KAIROS at the Alternative Mining Indaba, held February 3-5 in Cape Town, South Africa. Here, he shares his reflections and news from the Indaba (Zulu for ‘meeting’), including…

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Fig Tree and Burning Bush – By Sr. Brenda Pedddigrew, RSM

February 25, 2013

Theological Reflection – Sunday March 3, 2013 Sr. Brenda Peddigrew, RSM is a Sister of Mercy of NL. Her ministries have included teaching high school, vocation and initial formation work, pastoral counselling, and adult faith education for the Archdiocese of…

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Is the new BlackBerry 10 conflict free?

February 23, 2013

This article first published in ‘rabble‘ Much of Canada is abuzz with news of Research in Motion’s launch of the new BlackBerry 10 smartphone. Canadians are understandably both proud of the Waterloo-based RIM, and anxious about its future. Many Canadians…

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Building two bridges: Speech by Dr. Cindy Blackstock

February 22, 2013

Dr. Cindy Blackstock is the Director of The First Nations Child and Family Caring Society. She gave this speech at a national event in support of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. KAIROS , over 20 national organizations, and…

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Witness history unfold in funding case against the federal government

February 22, 2013

An historic case is before the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal. The First Nations Child and Family Caring Society and the Assembly of First Nations filed a human rights complaint in 2007 alleging that the federal government is racially discriminating against…

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Looking ahead through art: Giniigaaniimenaaning stained glass window for the House of Commons

February 20, 2013

In November 2012, the Honourable John Duncan, Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development, unveiled a stained glass window commemorating the legacy of former Indian Residential Schools. Métis artist Christi Belcourt’s  original artwork, entitled Giniigaaniimenaaning (Looking Ahead) was transformed into stained…

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A Sikh reflection on residential schools and Idle No More

February 20, 2013

The Idle No More movement has sparked many thoughtful, creative reflections from all corners of Canadian society; it has also sparked racist and even violent reactions. These make continued engagement and reflections from all peoples on Turtle Island and beyond…

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A Reflection for the Second Sunday of Lent — by Rev. Amanda Currie

February 19, 2013

Theological Reflection – Sunday February 24, 2013 The Rev. Amanda Currie is the minister at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church in Saskatoon, SK and the clerk of the Presbytery of Northern Saskatchewan. In 2012 she worked on the “Churches Listening to…

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KAIROS Partner Acción Ecólogica Recognized for its Ecological and Community Work

February 14, 2013

KAIROS partner Acción Ecólogica in Ecuador received the prestigious international award, Georgescu-Roegen, for its 25 years of work in defense of nature, the rights of communities and local economies. The prize was granted by the president of the Intergovernmental Panel…

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Proclaim the Year of the Lord’s Favour – a reflection by Mary Lysecki

February 12, 2013

Theological Reflection –  Sunday February 17, 2013 The Reverend Mary Lysecki is the rector at St. Mary Magdalene Anglican Church in Winnipeg, MB. Mary is currently a member of the national church’s Healing Response Committee; is the Anglican representative on…

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A Lenten Journey to Justice for the Earth and its People

February 7, 2013

As Lent approaches, KAIROS invites you to reflect your imprint on the earth and all who share it with us.While we have not produced a Lenten resource this year, some “vintage” KAIROS resources can, in the spirit of  sustainability, be…

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Mise à jour sur la campagne Vérité, réconciliation et équité : ils comptent pour nous!

February 6, 2013

En ce début d’année 2013, le mouvement Finie l’apathie! (Idle No More) continue de fournir l’occasion d’engager des conversations à propos des droits des Autochtones et de notre commun avenir. Simultanément la Commission de vérité et de réconciliation (CVR) poursuit…

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22e Marche annuelle commémorative pour les femmes autochtones disparues et assassinées au Canada – 14 février 2013

February 6, 2013

Leur esprit vit en nous Le 14 février, KAIROS se joindra aux groupes autochtones et non autochtones de partout au Canada pour honorer la mémoire de nos sœurs disparues et assassinées au Canada et exiger que justice soit faite. Selon…

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KAIROS Times: January 2013

February 5, 2013

Read the January 2013 issue.

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Bioregional Discipleship: What’s That All About?

February 4, 2013

Sara Stratton, Education and Campaigns Coordinator for Sustainability issues at KAIROS, recently preached at Kingston Road United Church in Toronto on Luke’s story of Jesus initiating his ministry … and on KAIROS’ own initiation of a new piece of its…

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The Transfigured Heart – a reflection by Trudy Lebans

February 4, 2013

Theological Reflection –  Sunday February 10, 2013 Trudy Lebans lives in British Columbia. She is an Anglican priest who loves the wisdom and challenge of the bible. She also thinks the church needs to move beyond boundaries of doctrine and…

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La Colombie peut maintenant acheter du Canada des armes automatiques prohibées

February 1, 2013

Le 13 décembre 2012, le gouvernement du Canada a assoupli l’interdiction de vendre à la Colombie des armes à feu automatiques et ajouté ce pays à sa Liste des pays désignés (armes automatiques) (LPDAA). Bien que le contrôle sur les…

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