Archive for April 2013

Be Not Afraid – By John Dillon

April 29, 2013

KAIROS’ Economic Justice Program Coordinator John Dillon reflects on speaking out against injustice in the face of fear. KAIROS is celebrating 40 years of speaking out for justice through it’s predecessor coalitions. Join us on May 8th at Church of…

Post filed in: Ecological Justice, Spirited Reflections

Mining in Mexico … Through Canadian Eyes

April 25, 2013

In February 2013, KAIROS network member Janette McIntosh (who is also a Presbyterian appointment to and co-chair of our Ecumenical Circle of Collaboration on Sustainability) represented KAIROS on a delegation to mining-affected communities in Mexico. Her thoughtful reflections on this…

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United Church Launches Petition to Regulate Canadian Mining Companies Overseas

April 25, 2013

As a result of decisions taken at its 41st General Council in August 2012, the United Church of Canada has launched a petition campaign to encourage “the regulation of Canadian mining companies and their practices abroad.” Please consider acting on…

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AVIS AUX MÉDIAS: KAIROS et Femmes autochtones du Québec coparrainent un forum à la Commission de vérité et réconciliation du Québec

April 24, 2013

À l’attention des journalistes et des rédacteurs dans le domaine de la religion et des affaires autochtones et étrangères (Québec/Toronto) Pour publication immédiate                                                               24 avril 2013       QUI : KAIROS : Initiatives œcuméniques canadiennes pour la justice et Femmes autochtones du…

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MEDIA ADVISORY: KAIROS and Quebec Native Women Co-Host Forum at Quebec Truth and Reconciliation Commission

April 24, 2013

 Attention:   Aboriginal Affairs, Religion and Foreign Editors and Reporters (Quebec/Toronto) For Immediate Release                                                                         April 24, 2013 WHO:  KAIROS:  Canadian Ecumenical Justice Initiatives and Québec Native Women featuring France Robertson: Coordinator of the Joliette Native Friendship Centre Vernie Yocogan-Diano:  Igorot nation,…

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KAIROS Earth Day Action to Protect Water!

April 22, 2013

Earth Day greetings from KAIROS! Today, as we honour creation, KAIROS asks you to join us in advocating with your MP for the protection of Canada’s waters, and for right relationship with Indigenous peoples. Omnibus bills C-38 and C-45 have…

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An Act of Justice for Today – By Dorothy Corrigan

April 22, 2013

Dorothy Corrigan is a Presentation Sister and a former secondary school administrator. Dorothy holds a Masters in Educational Administration from Ottawa University, a Masters in Pastoral Studies from Loyola University, Chicago, and a certificate in spiritual leadership from The Institute…

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Le nouveau BlackBerry 10 est-il net de conflits?

April 18, 2013

 (Paru originellement dans, le 23 février 2013) La nouvelle du lancement par Research in Motion de son tout nouveau téléphone intelligent BlackBerry 10 a parcouru le Canada à la vitesse de l’éclair. Les Canadiennes et les Canadiens sont à…

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KAIROS and Québec Native Women public forum on Women of Courage at the Quebec national event of the TRC

April 16, 2013

Women of Courage forum: Gendering reconciliation As part of the Québec National Event of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, KAIROS is honoured to co-sponsor this public forum with Québec Native Women. Here is the poster (PDF). If you are in…

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A reflection for Earth Day – by John Lawson

April 15, 2013

John is a United Church of Canada minister working in Guelph, Ontario. He is currently engaged in exploring what church might look like outside of church buildings ( John has been passionate about delighting in God’s creation and care for…

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KAIROS Times: March 2013

April 15, 2013

Read the March 2013 issue.

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Keystone Debate is Heating Up

April 9, 2013

While ecologists and Indigenous peoples are increasing pressure on President Obama to deny a permit to the Keystone XL pipeline, Canadian government and oil industry executives are lobbying hard for its acceptance. This bulletin updates KAIROS’ analysis of the debate…

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A Trip to Damascus – by Sarah Chapman

April 8, 2013

Sarah Chapman is a young adult, ordained minister of the United Church of Canada. She is currently ministering at Willowdale United Church in Toronto, Ontario. In October 2012, she had the opportunity to attend Re:Generate: An inter-generational gathering, hosted by…

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Care, Discipleship, and Gratitude – by Miriam Spies

April 2, 2013

Miriam Spies, an M.Div student at Emmanuel College and candidate for ordained ministry in the United Church of Canada, completed her Contextual Education internship at KAIROS in the 2012-13 school year. As this time came to a close, she shared…

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