Archive for January 2014

Unbearable Pain, Startling Hope: 40 years of Bold Witness to Ecumenical Social Justice – by Jennifer Henry

January 27, 2014

Executive Director Jennifer Henry reflects on ’40 Years of Bold Witness’ framing her thoughts with four characteristics of the “‘natural habitat’ of prophetic voices” outlined by Walter Brueggemann in “The Prophetic Imagination.” Longer than our typical Spirited Reflection, it is…

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URGENT ACTION: Indigenous Partner at Risk in Colombia

January 21, 2014

KAIROS is extremely concerned about the safety of Embera Chamí Indigenous leader, Flaminio Onogama Gutiérre from South West Colombia. Flaminio was in  Canada in 2010 as part of a KAIROS sponsored tour.  According to reports from Amnesty International,  Flaminio is…

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Dressing for Justice – by Keith Randall

January 20, 2014

We banter around the word “justice” all the time. Here Keith Randall, one of our Presbyterian companions, grapples with what justice means and how we achieve the best results. Do you agree? What do you think? (Spirited Reflections are always…

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The Joys and Fears of New Parenthood in our Beautiful and Scary World – By Shanna Bernier

January 13, 2014

Shanna Bernier works in Youth Ministry with the United Church of Canada and is mother to Bea. In this week’s Spirited Reflection she explores the injunction not to worry, as found in Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount, in light of…

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Just as he came up out of the … what? – by Rev. Alex Bisset

January 8, 2014

Presbyterian minister, Rev. Alex Bisset reflects on this week’s readings from Matthew and Isaiah. The baptism of Jesus and the words of the prophet call us to more than pleasant songs about the River Jordan.

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