Archive for March 2014

Surviving, Thriving, and Refusing to “Get Over It”

March 29, 2014

As KAIROS youth delegate Kaitlyn Duthie-Kannikkatt explains in her blog on Day 3 of the TRC National Event in Edmonton, residential school trauma is not something you can “just get over”!

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Thoughts on Solidarity at the TRC

March 29, 2014

On Day 2 of the TRC National Event in Edmonton, KAIROS youth delegate Elizabeth Kessler explores the meaning of solidarity.

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Truth and reconciliation and our hopeful shared future

March 27, 2014

I am attending the seventh and final National Event of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) in Edmonton (March 27-30). I have been at all but one of these events. I know to prepare myself, that the listening will be…

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TRC Reflection Day 1- Wisdom

March 27, 2014

On Day 1 of the TRC National Event in Edmonton, KAIROS youth delegates Elyse Brazel and Jesse Root reflect on how acknowledging the existence of many “truths” is an important step on the road to reconciliation.

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KAIROS Gears Up for the TRC’s Alberta National Event

March 25, 2014

The Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s (TRC’s) Alberta National Event is taking place in Edmonton from March 27-30, 2014 and KAIROS will be well represented by the Executive Director, three staff, a youth delegation and countless KAIROS volunteers.

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Faithfully Preparing for the TRC Hearing in Edmonton

March 24, 2014

Jesse Root is currently interning at KAIROS as part of his program requirements for his Master of Arts degree in Immigration and Settlement Studies.

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Psalm 23 and Wisteria: a chance for new beginnings or right relationships? – by Carmen Lansdowne

March 24, 2014

First Nations theologian and ordained minister Carmen Lansdowne has written a very personal Lenten reflection. Her openness and honesty call us into our own Lenten journeys, to examine our own hearts, to pay attention to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission…

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A Garland Instead of Ashes – by Stephen Allen

March 17, 2014

Stephen Allen, KAIROS Board member and Associate Secretary for Justice Ministries of The Presbyterian Church, reflects on Isaiah 61 and a history of seeking justice. “We live with the tension between the values of the year of the Lord’s favour…

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KAIROS Canada to bear witness at final Truth and Reconciliation Commission National Event

March 13, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 13, 2014   KAIROS Canada to bear witness at final Truth and Reconciliation Commission National Event Toronto, ON – KAIROS Canada will join thousands of people from across Canada at the final Truth and Reconciliation Commission…

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KAIROS Times: March 2014

March 12, 2014

Read the March 2014 issue.

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Decisions, Decisions – by Cindy Bourgeois

March 11, 2014

“A few years ago I ran into Josh, whom I knew to be homeless. I met Josh at the free dinners hosted by my church. We chatted for a bit and when we were about to part he hit me…

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Letter from Jennifer Henry to Toronto Star re. “Tories reject inquiry for missing Aboriginal women”

March 10, 2014

My grief in reading “Conservatives reject inquiry for murdered, missing aboriginal women“, Saturday, March 8, 2014, was magnified by the fact it appeared on International Women’s Day.  On this day, when women around the world renew their call for “bread…

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Join KAIROS in Celebrating International Women’s Day!

March 6, 2014

On March 8 – International Women’s Day – KAIROS, our members and our global partners will recognize and celebrate the incredible contribution that women make to our movements for social and ecological justice. From Colombia to Congo, from the Philippines to…

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Sisters are mining for the truth

March 6, 2014

Rachel Warden, gender justice coordinator at KAIROS, draws the relationship between the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) Convention in Toronto, International Women’s Day, and violence against women in this article published in Toronto’s NOW magazine.

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Caring For All Creation: Towards the Healing and Fullness of Our Lands, Waters and Communities

March 4, 2014

KAIROS, BC Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada, and others are co-sponsoring a six week study on Caring for All Creation. Find out how you can participate in person in Victoria and Vancouver, or online from anywhere!

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