Archive for May 2014

Archbishop Desmond Tutu: A Voice To be Heard

May 30, 2014

Executive Director Jennifer Henry and Program Manager Ed Bianchi head out to Fort McMurray to attend the “So Long as the River Flows” Conference and hear Archbishop Desmond Tutu’s thoughts on the oil sands, Indigenous Rights, and ecological justice.

Post filed in: Ecological Justice, Executive Director, Indigenous Rights

What do migrant workers say?

May 27, 2014

Recent news about problems with the Government of Canada’s Temporary Foreign Workers Program (TFWP) has largely ignored the voices of those most affected – migrant workers and their families. KAIROS is concerned that the federal government’s response to flaws with…

Post filed in: Migrant Justice

Freedom and Bondage – by Tim Wray

May 26, 2014

Tim Wray, Lutheran (ELCIC) speaks about our freedom in God from being bound to the power of the status quo.

Post filed in: Spirited Reflections

KAIROS to meet Archbishop Tutu at conference spotlighting Indigenous rights and oilsands

May 22, 2014

Toronto –KAIROS Canada will travel to Fort McMurray to meet Archbishop Desmond Tutu at the As Long As the Rivers Flow: Coming Back to the Treaty Relationship in Our Time conference, May 31-June 1. Archbishop Tutu says climate change is…

Post filed in: Ecological Justice, Indigenous Rights, Media Releases

KAIROS Delegates at the UNPFII – intro video blogs!

May 19, 2014

Delegate Alma Brooks arrived early with us and Ana Guadalupe from Guatemala and Mila from the Philippines have been here for the first week so we were able be begin our orientation. We have also had the opportunity to film…

Post filed in: Gender Justice, UNDRIP Blog Updates, Women of Courage

Indigenous women from Canada and the Global South unite at the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Rights to defend the rights of their communities

May 15, 2014

Toronto, ON – Canadian Indigenous leaders will join their counterparts from Guatemala, the Philippines, Nicaragua and Panama for the Honouring Indigenous Women’s delegation to the 13th UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII), May 19-23 to deepen the understanding of…

Post filed in: Gender Justice, Media Releases, UNDRIP Blog Updates, Women of Courage

Mother to Mother: I Didn’t Know But Now I Do – by Karen Kuhnert

May 12, 2014

Karen Kuhnert of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada (ELCIC) has created this visual and poetic Spirited Reflection for Mother’s Day. She writes: I was asked to write 500 words, but at this time of acknowledging the thousands of missing…

Post filed in: Spirited Reflections

KAIROS Times: May 2014

May 10, 2014

Read the May 2014 issue.

Post filed in: KAIROS Times E-Newsletter

A Deacon’s Musing|Solidarity – by Richard Manley-Tannis

May 5, 2014

Richard Manley-Tannis, a diaconal minister with the United Church of Canada, explores the idea of solidarity with the particular lens of the Easter season.

Post filed in: Spirited Reflections

The Moral and Financial Case for Divesting from Fossil Fuels: Briefing Paper #38

May 5, 2014

The movement is growing for withdrawing investments from oil, natural gas and coal companies that contribute to climate change, and among the churches in Canada Trinity-St. Paul’s United Church in Toronto has shown leadership. The latest KAIROS Briefing Paper -…

Post filed in: Ecological Justice

Justice for the Watersheds

May 2, 2014

An Evening with Indigenous Elders and Activists Francois Paulette (Dene) and Alma Brooks (Maliseet)

Post filed in: Ecological Justice

An Expression of Solidarity in Response to the Death of Merilyn Topacio Reynoso

May 1, 2014

In this expression of solidarity in response to the fatal attack against Merilyn Topacio Reynoso, a young Guatemalan activist, KAIROS affirms its commitment to intergenerational work and youth activism, and to working for a world where young people have the…

Post filed in: Latin America