Archive for October 2013

We Are Beginning To See the Light

October 31, 2013

KAIROS ED Jennifer Henry comments on WCC General Secretary Rev. Dr. Olav Fykse Tveit’s report to the Assembly, and its mention of the collaborative work between the churches and Indigenous peoples in Canada.

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October 30, 2013

“Nothing falls outside of God’s dream for justice and therefore, nothing is outside the church’s mission.” KAIROS Executive Director Jennifer Henry reflects on the opening litany of lamentation and hope at the World Council of Churches’ 10th Assembly in Busan.

Post filed in: Executive Director, Spirited Reflections

God of Life, Lead Us to Justice and Peace: Follow KAIROS at the WCC Assembly!

October 28, 2013

As Executive Director Jennifer Henry heads to the 10th Assembly of the World Council of Churches in Busan, Korea, she offers some thoughts on what the global church may aspire to and accomplish in the busy days ahead.

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How Big Is the Table in God’s Reign? – by Ryan Andersen

October 21, 2013

The Healing of the Centurion’s Servant (Matthew 8:5-13) “ . . . Truly I tell you, in no one in Israel have I found such faith. I tell you, many will come from east and west and will eat with…

Post filed in: Spirited Reflections

In Fracturing, Unity: Reflection on the Situation in Elsipogtog

October 18, 2013

The recent events at an anti-fracking blockade on Elsipogtog territory in New Brunswick point to the need for us to continue to seek right relationship with Indigenous peoples and to work for an ecological economy that honours all of creation.

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

Kairos Times: October 2013

October 16, 2013

Read the October 2013 issue.

Post filed in: KAIROS Times E-Newsletter

Joyful Abandon – by Marilyn Zehr

October 16, 2013

The Squirrels have been looking at me lately….“Take care of what you must,” they say, “but don’t forget to lighten your load and enjoy a race around a tree – preferably with a friend.” The squirrels remind Mennonite pastor, Marilyn…

Post filed in: Spirited Reflections

The Intersections of Faith, Migration, Human Rights, Development and Justice

October 15, 2013

“Every person bears the inherent gift of the likeness of God. A true and meaningful dialogue on migration includes migrants as subjects of their own destinies and puts primacy to their human rights and welfare. Such dialogue must not be…

Post filed in: Migrant Justice

Letter from Algonquin Grandmothers Attending Wabanaki Confederacy Conference

October 11, 2013

Our travel day was July 31st. It was a beautiful drive but rather long. We arrived late in the evening at the hotel and were anxious to get started in the morning. Because of work, some of the Kokoms couldn’t…

Post filed in: Gender Justice/Women of Courage

Heart Listening…A Requirement for Settler Christians – by Jennifer Henry

October 7, 2013

Taiaiake Alfred asserts that: “The convenient way to deal with the founding injustice of Canada is to allow colonialism to continue by ignoring the truth, to erase it from our memory, ban it from the schools, and suppress it in…

Post filed in: Indigenous Rights, Spirited Reflections

Family Separation Affects Children of Migrant Workers in Canada and Around the World.

October 2, 2013

Family separation is one issue being explored at the United Nations in New York, October 1-5, as migrants and their allies converge to discuss how to help decision-makers understand that justice must be part of any discussion on migration issues.

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West Hill United Church Petition Calls for Increased Funding for Aboriginal Communities

October 1, 2013

A petition (pdf) has been initiated by the First Nations Study Group at West Hill United Church in Toronto to draw attention to the underfunding of core services for Aboriginal communities. It calls for the funding gap to be closed.

Post filed in: Indigenous Rights