Archive for April 2014

Resurrection: Trust Needed – by Sean Neil-Barron

April 28, 2014

Sean Neil-Barron brings fresh insights to the familiar passage known as The Road to Emmaus. “I don’t think it’s a coincidence that important things happen over food. First dates, family fights, communion – in sharing food together we enter into…

Post filed in: Spirited Reflections

Sacred Water: An Easter Reminder

April 22, 2014

Anglican priest, Laura Marie Piotrowicz, reflects on the celebration of Holy Week just passed: As we, the church, continue to journey through the Easter season, we carry with us the importance and significance of water. We are challenged to examine…

Post filed in: Ecological Justice, Spirited Reflections

Kairos Times: April 2014

April 17, 2014

Read the April 2014 issue.

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APPEAL FOR IMMEDIATE ACTION: Call for justice for the victims of extrajudicial killings in the Philippines

April 16, 2014

According to KARAPATAN, the national alliance of human rights organizations in the Philippines, 169 men and women had been victims of extrajudicial killings under the current government of President  Benigno Simeon Aquino III (July 2010 to December 2013.)   From…

Post filed in: Asia-Pacific, Indigenous Rights, UNDRIP Blog Updates

KAIROS Partner and Honorary Witness Naty Atz Sunuc Video Message to the TRC

April 14, 2014

Sunuc was invited by the Commissioners to attend the National TRC National Event in Edmonton. Work and family commitments in Guatemala prevented her from attending, but she sent this video message. In her message, Naty talks about the TRC’s profound…

Post filed in: Gender Justice/Women of Courage

Global News Edmonton coverage of Blanket Exercise at a pre-TRC event on March 26 in Edmonton

April 9, 2014

KAIROS staff led participants in the Blanket Exercise at a pre-TRC event on March 26 in Edmonton. Global News Edmonton covered the story in its News Hour Final. KAIROS is grateful to Global News Edmonton for granting KAIROS permission to…

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Impossible Hope: Excerpt from a Sermon on Ezekiel 37: 1-14 and John 11: 1-44 – by Jennifer Henry

April 8, 2014

This week’s Spirited Reflection is by KAIROS Executive Director, Jennifer Henry. The images of death in the Scriptures are striking, but so are the signs of hope: transformation is God’s signature.

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Prairies North Statement at TRC National Event in Edmonton

April 4, 2014

As part of its Expression of Reconciliation, KAIROS Prairies North presented a quilt blanket as “a symbol of a restored relationship of trust and warmth” between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples in Canada.

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TRC Young Adult Engagement Team Final Reflection- What’s Next?

April 3, 2014

In their final reflection from the TRC National Event in Edmonton, KAIROS’ young adult delegates wonder if we are ready to “overcome fear and guilt, and allow ourselves to be transformed by the power of authentic relationship.”

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We Are Part of a Sacred Covenant

April 2, 2014

As KAIROS youth delegate Elyse Brazel explains, in their expression of reconciliation, the 4Rs Youth Summit promised to keep the sacred fires burning and the drums beating beyond the mandate of the TRC.

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Bone-Dry – by Margaret Evans

April 1, 2014

Margaret Evans will begin her term representing the Presbyterian Church in Canada on the Dignity and Rights Circle this spring. In this week’s Spirited Reflection she offers thoughts on the lectionary text from Ezekiel. Are we too being called to…

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