Archive for March 2013

“Process Water” Spill at Suncor – More Bad News for Canada’s Water

March 26, 2013

On Tuesday, March 26, Suncor announced that there had been a leak of “process water” (water used in the chemical process of separating bitumen from tar sands) at its tar sands plant north of Fort McMurray. What does this mean…

Post filed in: Ecological Justice, Indigenous Rights, UNDRIP Blog Updates

Reflection on the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

March 21, 2013

Patricia Burton Williams reflects on the parable of the Good Samaritan as an example of ‘loving the other’ in a racially divided society.

Post filed in: Spirited Reflections

Update on the Situation of the OFP

March 19, 2013

A few weeks ago we wrote to you with grave concerns about the safety and security of the leadership and families of the Popular Feminist Organization (OFP), our partner in Colombia. KAIROS and the OFP are grateful for your response,…

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

Time to Refocus Our Approach to Climate Change: KAIROS Policy Briefing Paper No. 35

March 19, 2013

KAIROS’ newest policy briefing paper, “Time to Refocus Our Approach to Climate Change,” which highlights some of the feasible actions we can take to curb greenhouse gas emission beginning with cancelling plans for new tar sands pipelines, is now available.

Post filed in: Ecological Justice

A Journey to Justice – By Glen Davis

March 19, 2013

Theological Reflection – Sunday March 24, 2013 A Presbyterian minister, Glen Davis recently retired from the faculty of the Vancouver School of Theology where he served as Director of Presbyterian Formation. He previously spent 15 years working with the Korean…

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Shamrock, Cross and Eagle Feather – By Mardi Tindal

March 11, 2013

Theological Reflection – Sunday March 17, 2013 Mardi Tindal served as the 40th Moderator of The United Church of Canada, 2009-2012. She continues to write, speak and offer retreats for the healing of soul, community and creation (see She…

Post filed in: Indigenous Rights, Spirited Reflections

Bottled Water Free Day, March 18

March 11, 2013

KAIROS, its companions and communities, and many of its member churches and organizations have long advocated for the right to clean water. Now, as a part of this commitment, we are inviting you to join in a national day of…

Post filed in: Indigenous Rights

Sermon in honour of International Women’s Day, March 8, 2013

March 8, 2013

A Sermon in honour of International Women’s Day by Henriette Thompson, Public Witness Coordinator for Social Justice for the Anglican Church of Canada and a member of the Board of KAIROS.

Post filed in: Gender Justice/Women of Courage, Spirited Reflections

Women’s Days greetings from the UN CSW

March 8, 2013

Happy International  Women’s Day! This year I had the opportunity to spend Women’s Day and a few days leading up to it at the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) at the United Nations in New York City.   This…

Post filed in: Gender Justice/Women of Courage

Fasting – By Father Richard Renshaw

March 4, 2013

Fasting is an ancient and widespread practice in the Judeo-Christian tradition. Patriarchs, prophets, kings all fasted. Jesus too is depicted as fasting. Richard Renshaw reflects on the practise of fasting as we continue our journey through Lent.

Post filed in: Spirited Reflections