Archive for September 2013

Hope in Lamentations – by Jeff Lackie

September 30, 2013

The first thing I notice in my triennial foray into Lamentations, is the disturbingly modern picture painted by author. The assigned verses are only enough to whet the appetite, but having read further, I sensed a kindred spirit here; for…

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Churches Witnessing With Migrants

September 27, 2013

From October 1-5, 2013, KAIROS will join church reps from around the world gathering in New York City for the Churches Witnessing with Migrants gathering. This event will coincide with the United Nations High Level Dialogue on International Migration and…

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Poverty, Wealth and Ecology in Canada

September 27, 2013

A study for the Alternative Globalization Addressing People and the Earth (AGAPE) program of the World Council of Churches. Abstract: Poverty persists in Canada amidst apparent wealth generated in particular by the petroleum and financial industries. Inequality in income distribution…

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Bridging Chasms – by Bob Faris

September 25, 2013

Many people were a bit more than surprised to hear the story of the rich man and Lazarus being read at my father’s funeral. It is not a usual passage on such occasions, at least in small town Ontario. But…

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Walking for Reconciliation as the TRC closes

September 23, 2013

Today, we walked for reconciliation with 70,000 people through the streets of downtown Vancouver.

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An Update from the TRC in Vancouver- Day 3

September 20, 2013

Jill Harris is with us here at the TRC. She is a member of the Penelakut Nation, an elder and former chief, a residential schools survivor, a member of the Dignity and Rights Circle, and a participant in the Women…

Post filed in: Gender Justice, Women of Courage

KAIROS BC-Yukon Offers an Expression of Reconciliation at the TRC

September 20, 2013

The BC-Yukon region of KAIROS has offered a public Expression of Reconciliation at the BC National Event of the TRC.

Post filed in: Gender Justice, Women of Courage

“From History to Her Story” Event Honours Women of Courage and Reconciliation

September 19, 2013

On September 15 Vancouver and Richmond KAIROS and community groups combined to offer the “From History to Her Story” Women of Courage event to honour the TRC’s BC National Event.

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Guatemalan Partner Inducted as Honourary Witness at the TRC

September 19, 2013

KAIROS’ Guatemalan and Maya partner Naty Atz Sunuc of CEIBA was inducted as an Honourary Witness September 18 at the BC National Event of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.

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Hungry for Climate Justice: Second Annual Climate Fast Begins September 21

September 19, 2013

A group of faith-based climate justice activists heads to Parliament Hill this Saturday for a fast bringing attention to the need for serious and immediate action on the contributing causes of climate change. They will be there until October 2….

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Justice Rises: 25 Years after Redress to Japanese Canadians – by Kim Uyede-Kai

September 17, 2013

On the anniversary of the Redress to Japanese Canadians United Church minister Kim Uyede-Kai sifts through memories surfaced by a summer flood and calls us to attend to the injustices for which God still cries.

Post filed in: Ecological Justice, Spirited Reflections

Sixth Anniversary of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

September 13, 2013

September 12 marked the sixth anniversary of the UN General Assembly’s adoption of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. KAIROS has endorsed a Joint Statement that marks this anniversary – Indigenous Peoples have the right to make…

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Good News for Justice Seekers – by Rebecca Warren

September 11, 2013

“I saw it in the eyes of those who had worked in social service much longer than I had—a certain kind of grim resignation to keep doing the work alongside a dark futility that it would not make any real…

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Truth and Reconciliation Commission readies for BC National Event

September 11, 2013

The national Truth and Reconciliation Commission resumes its work with the BC National Event in Vancouver September 19-21. Read on to find out how you can participate.

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Kairos Times: September 2013

September 6, 2013

Read the September 2013 issue.

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First Nations Challenge Foreign Investment Protection Agreements: Policy Briefing Paper #36

September 5, 2013

In August 2013, KAIROS welcomed Brenda Sayers, a band councillor from the Hupacasath First Nation on Vancouver Island. Brenda explained eloquently why the Hupacasath had filed a request in a federal court seeking a judicial review of the federal government’s…

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Speaking Truth In Season and Out of Season – by Kawuki Mukasa

September 3, 2013

Kawuki Mukasa reflects on “gift and burden of prophecy” and the call to act for justice.

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