Archive for June 2013

Gathering of the Waters

June 28, 2013

On Sunday, June 23, on Victoria Island, not too far from where Attawapiskat First Nation Chief Theresa Spence fasted for recognition of Indigenous rights, six Algonquin Kokoms (grandmothers) led a group of people from KAIROS and Ottawa’s First United Church…

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À la mémoire de notre partenaire, Pascal Kabungulu Kibembi

June 25, 2013

Le 24 de juin, les membres de la délégation KAIROS au République démocratique du Congo ont participé dans une commémoration pour l’ancien directeur de notre organisme partenaire, Héritiers de la Justice. Pascal Kabungulu Kibembi était assassiné en 2005 dans la…

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Remembering our partner and mentor, Pascal Kabungulu Kibembi

June 25, 2013

On Sunday, June 23, KAIROS delegates to the DRC took part in a ceremonial commemoration of Pascal Kabungulu, the  former Secretary General of KAIROS’ partner organization,  Héritiers de la Justice, based in Bukavu, eastern DRC. Pascal was murdered 8 years…

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Visit to Archevêché Catholique de Bukavu

June 24, 2013

Sister Mary-Ellen Francoeur In the absence of Msgr. Francois Exavier Maroy, the Catholic Archbishop of Bukavu, Msgr. Pierre Bulambo welcomed us warmly.  Bishop Maroy had flown to Kinshasa for a gathering of the Council of Bishops.  This meeting was opened…

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The women of Rhukole Kuguma get work

June 22, 2013

Peter Lamont Friday was another busy day for the KAIROS delegation as we met with three different civil society groups, all based in Bukavu and all working for the social advancement of women in the Congo, or studying the impact…

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Eliza’s story

June 21, 2013

I would like to share with you Eliza’s story. On the morning of Thursday, June 20, the KAIROS delegates gathered with about thirty people for a workshop on the subject of gender-based violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo. We…

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Protecting the Water

June 21, 2013

Many of the National Aboriginal Day 2013 celebrations of Indigenous cultures taking place from coast to coast to coast have a heightened focus on water. This is an opportunity to respond to the leadership of Indigenous people who are taking…

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Unforgettable first day

June 21, 2013

Sister Mary-Ellen Francoeur A highlight of our first day in Africa was an unforgettable drive through Burundi, Rwanda and finally into the Congo.   Having been in Africa 12 years ago, the changing countryside and the drive through the villages brought…

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KAIROS Delegation to DRC Tour Photos

June 20, 2013

The DRC delegation is underway and delegates have sent us some wonderful updates and photos.  This first series of photos gives us a sense of their first few days – the excitement of their arrival in Bujumbura, Burundi, their meetings…

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How does Canada welcome the stranger?

June 20, 2013

June 20th was established by the United Nations as World Refugee Day to honour the courage and determination of those men, women and children who are forced by persecution and conflict to flee their homes. It is a good time…

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Héritiers de la justice nous souhaite “Karibu” (la bienvenue)

June 19, 2013

Après une journée intense de réunions et de rencontres, je suis revenue devant mon ordinateur ce soir avec le sentiment que je ne vais pas m’ennuyer ici! Ce matin, nous avons eu notre rencontre avec notre organisme d’accueil Héritiers de…

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If the Apostle Paul wrote to the Galatians today – by Rev. Allan Reeve

June 19, 2013

Allan Reeve is a poet, father, drummer, and paddler. He works in Congregations and Communities as a catalyst for social change. The local economy is an old passion and expressive arts a new one. He blogs at alleycatwanderings.blogspot.com/

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CIDA DFAIT Letter to Ministers Baird, Fast & Fantino

June 17, 2013

“Faithful commitment “to love our neighbour,” whether down the road or across the ocean, motivates our engagement in human rights and development. Canada has a significant responsibility to contribute to building a more equitable and inclusive global community. In any…

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C’est un départ! Délégation Femmes de courage en RDC

June 17, 2013

– Danielle Dubuc À quelques jours de mon grand séjour en République Démocratique du Congo (DRC), C’est avec les sentiments mitigés d’anxiété face à de l’inconnu et l’excitation  d’une aventure enrichissante et rebondissant d’émotivités. Je suis en train de faire…

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People get ready: KAIROS delegation to DRC

June 14, 2013

– Peter Lamont Excitement is building among the delegates for our departure Sunday as part of KAIROS’ Women of Courage delegation to the Democratic Republic of Congo. I think we have prepared well for the meetings and events on our…

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“Everywhere you turn there is the face of God.” 2:115 Qur’an

June 13, 2013

Kathryn Deckert:  International Volunteer Exchange Program Canada Coordinator Like life, my work is cyclical. I coordinate an exchange program for young adults through the Mennonite Central Committee. Every year, 60 young adults from 23 or so countries around the world…

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AVIS AUX MÉDIAS: Une délégation de KAIROS se rend en République démocratique du Congo et se penche sur la violence sexiste et l’exploitation minière

June 12, 2013

À l’attention des journalistes dans le domaine des affaires, des affaires internationales, de la religion et de l’exploitation minière Toronto / Pour diffusion immédiate le 12 juin 2013 QUI : KAIROS : Initiatives canadiennes œcuméniques pour la justice QUOI : Délégation « Femmes de…

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MEDIA ADVISORY: KAIROS Delegation Heads to Democratic Republic of Congo – Examines Gender-Based Violence and Mining

June 12, 2013

Attention:  Business, Foreign, Mining and Religion Journalists Toronto/For Immediate Release June 12, 2013 WHO:  KAIROS:  Canadian Ecumenical Justice Initiatives WHAT:  “Women of Courage” Delegation to Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) The delegation is comprised of church and labour representatives from…

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Déclaration des Églises du Moyen-Orient et de leurs partenaires à propos de la présence et du témoignage chrétiens au Moyen-Orient

June 12, 2013

Du 21 au 25 mai, le personnel de KAIROS a participé à la conférence Présence et témoignage chrétiens au Moyen-Orient organisée par les Églises du Moyen-Orient et le Conseil œcuménique des Églises à Beyrouth, au Liban. La conférence a émis…

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“Great Love”

June 10, 2013

by Sandra Beardsall St. Andrew’s College, Saskatoon “Do you always watch for the longest day of the year and then miss it? I always watch for the longest day in the year and then miss it.” These are the musings…

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Ne craignez rien – 40 ans de témoignages courageux pour la justice sociale œcuménique

June 10, 2013

8 mai 2013, The Church of the Redeemer, Toronto Joe Mihevc, corédacteur en chef de Coalitions for justice Jennifer Henry, directrice générale de KAIROS Jennifer : nous sommes réunis ce soir pour célébrer 40 ans de témoignages courageux pour la justice sociale…

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KAIROS se déclare honoré de participer à l’événement national de la CVR au Québec

June 5, 2013

KAIROS a été honoré de participer à l’événement national au Québec de la Commission de vérité et réconciliation, tenu à Montréal en avril dernier, et d’avoir accueilli Vernie Yocogan Diano, une partenaire autochtone des Philippines, comme participante à cette activité…

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Report: KAIROS at the Quebec national event of the TRC

June 5, 2013

KAIROS was honoured to be part of the Quebec national event of the Truth and Reconciliation Commisison in Montreal this April, and to welcome our Filipina and Indigenous partner Vernie Yocogan Diano as part of this time of listening and…

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Reflecting on the Wabanaki Convergence Ceremony

June 3, 2013

By Coordinator and Elder Alma H. Brooks KAIROS Atlantic and national are honoured to work with Elder Alma Brooks of St Mary’s First Nation. Representatives from the region and the national office were present at a recent sacred ceremony that…

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Be Not Afraid – 40 years of bold witness to ecumenical social justice

June 3, 2013

May 8, 2013, The Church of the Redeemer, Toronto Joe Mihevc, co-editor of Coalitions for Justice Jennifer Henry, Executive Director of KAIROS Jennifer: Tonight we are here to celebrate 40 years of bold witness to ecumenical social justice.  We want…

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KAIROS Times: June 2013

June 1, 2013

Read the June 2013 issue.

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