Archive for 2014

Plenty for all – by Michael Shapcott

July 28, 2014

Despite the gap between the rich and poor, Michael Shapcott studying at Trinity College, University of Toronto, shows that Jesus tells us from the miracle of the loaves and the fishes that there is plenty for all

Post filed in: Spirited Reflections

Northern Gateway decision a turning point in indigenous relations

July 16, 2014

In announcing its approval for the Northern Gateway pipeline, the federal government said that Enbridge “has more work to do to engage with aboriginal groups.” This passing off of responsibility to the pipeline’s sponsor does not release the government from…

Post filed in: Ecological Justice, Indigenous Rights

Current Violence and Military Action in Israel and Palestine

July 15, 2014

Jennifer Henry, Executive Director of KAIROS: Canadian Ecumenical Justice Initiatives, has issued a statement in response to the ongoing violence and military action in Palestine and Israel.

Post filed in: Middle East

Kairos Times: July 2014

July 15, 2014

Read the July 2014 issue.

Post filed in: KAIROS Times E-Newsletter

KAIROS leads Philippines Learning Tour to Mindanao communities impacted by Canadian mining

July 15, 2014

Toronto, ON – KAIROS Canada is organizing a tour to the Philippines to learn more about how Canadian mining operations are impacting communities in that country. Ten representatives from KAIROS, the United Church of Canada, the Christian Reformed Church in…

Post filed in: Asia-Pacific, Indigenous Rights, Media Releases

Support Grassy Narrows

July 11, 2014

Today’s Supreme Court decision affirming Ontario’s right to log on Grassy Narrows treaty land is a disappointment, but the First Nation’s fight to protect its traditional territory and waters, as well as the right to hunt, fish, and trap, continues.

Post filed in: Indigenous Rights

New Resource! Watershed Discipleship Workshop

July 10, 2014

Want to take some time in your church or community to explore the call to Watershed Discipleship? Our new 3 hour workshop can help! It includes biblical and personal reflection, reflection on the issues facing your watershed, and the opportunity…

Post filed in: Ecological Justice

Tar Sands Healing Walk Videos

July 10, 2014

Two videos by Allan Lissner on the Tar Sands Healing Walk.

Post filed in: Indigenous Rights, UNDRIP Blog Updates, Video Playlists & Photo Albums

The world wants Canada to be open for justice

July 10, 2014

Canadian and international organizations press for law reform to hold Canadian mining companies accountable for human rights abuses overseas. Check out our latest policy briefing paper.

Post filed in: Corporate Accountability, Ecological Justice, Media Releases

A ‘Dead’ God and Redistributive Justice by Evans Rubara

July 7, 2014

Evans Rubara reminds us that Just as with rain and snowfall, our work towards an equitable society, though often slow and filled with discouragements, results in the slow trends of change and our work is not in vain.

Post filed in: Ecological Justice, Spirited Reflections

Historic Supreme Court Decision Enriches Us All

June 27, 2014

Yesterday’s Supreme Court decision recognizing the Tsilhqot’in Nation’s Aboriginal title is an important step towards reconciliation between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people in Canada.

Post filed in: Indigenous Rights

Why We All Should Care About Canada’s Temporary Foreign Worker Program

June 25, 2014

In her article “Why everyone should care about the Temporary Foreign Worker Program”, writer Harsha Wallia links current and historical Canadian complicity in local and global resource extraction on Indigenous lands to the exploitation of racialized labour. She connects colonialism…

Post filed in: Asia-Pacific, Indigenous Rights, Migrant Justice

Unlikely Disciples: Reflection for the Feast of Saints Peter and Paul by Mary Ruddy

June 23, 2014

The Spirit of God works though the weaknesses and strengths of unlikely persons like us to witness the Gospel.

Post filed in: Spirited Reflections

Northern Gateway Approval: Reconciliation Postponed

June 19, 2014

Late in the day on June 17, with little fanfare but much anticipation among Indigenous communities, the environmental sector, and the oil industry, the federal government approved construction of the Northern Gateway pipeline. The government has, in the decision, placed…

Post filed in: Indigenous Rights, UNDRIP Blog Updates

Moving from Cheap to Costly Justice by Jeff Metcalfe

June 16, 2014

This reflection points to the costliness of justice when confronting the violence within ourselves, and our families and personal histories.

Post filed in: Spirited Reflections

KAIROS Times: June 2014

June 15, 2014

Read the June 2014 issue.

Post filed in: KAIROS Times E-Newsletter

How Can Canada Help End Sexual Violence in Conflict?

June 10, 2014

On June 11-13, survivors of sexual violence will gather with governments and civil society groups for the first ever Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict, hosted in London by the UK Government. Over the past year, more than…

Post filed in: Africa, Gender Justice/Women of Courage

Embracing God’s Springtime at Pentecost — by Marian Noll

June 9, 2014

This reflection asks us to notice God in our everyday lives through creation at this season by Sr. Marian Noll, OSU, Canadian Religious Conference

Post filed in: Spirited Reflections

Calling All Nations: CONVERGENCE 2014

June 6, 2014

As the Federal government prepares to announce its decision on the Northern Gateway bitumen export pipeline, KAIROS affiliated persons in British Columbia will be joining a walk for healing and reconciliation on Sunday in Vancouver. KAIROS urges anyone in the…

Post filed in: Indigenous Rights, UNDRIP Blog Updates

The Glorious New Brunswick Shale Gas Rebellion of 2013

June 6, 2014

KAIROS has recently undertaken a research project on the Indigenous right to free, prior and informed consent (FPIC) regarding proposed resource extraction projects on Indigenous lands. Willi Nolan is a member of the reference group for this project and she…

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

Fort Chipewyan: Time for Treaty Renewal

June 5, 2014

A crucial fur trade hub in the 1700s, Fort Chipewyan is once again at the centre of resource extraction issues that are shaping Canada’s future, except this time there’s a treaty relationship to consider.

Post filed in: Indigenous Rights

Video Blog: Joan Carling at the UNPFII

June 3, 2014

Several of the Honouring Indigenous Women’s Wisdom delegates spoke on May 21 at From Canada to Guatemala to the Philippines: Honouring Indigenous Women’s Wisdom, a KAIROS-Horizons panel that was an official side event at the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues…

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

Why I Love the Corporation: A reflection for Pentecost by Luke Stocking

June 3, 2014

This reflection by Luke Stocking of Development and Peace looks at how the Body of Christ since the first Pentecost is a Spirited “corporation” for God acting in the world.

Post filed in: Spirited Reflections

We Do Have Choices

June 2, 2014

On the flight to Fort Chip, Jennifer Henry reflects on our energy choices. What will sustain life?

Post filed in: Ecological Justice, Indigenous Rights

It’s Time To Decarbonise

June 2, 2014

Indigenous activist Winona LaDuke energized the As Long As the Rivers Flow conference with a compelling challenge to learn from Indigenous knowledge and wisdom.

Post filed in: Ecological Justice, Indigenous Rights

We Are All Connected

June 1, 2014

Archbishop Desmond Tutu believes transformation is possible if we all work together.

Post filed in: Ecological Justice, Indigenous Rights

Coming Back to the Treaty Relationship

June 1, 2014

In his opening remarks at the “So Long as the Rivers Flow” conference in Fort McMurray, Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation Chief Allan Adams frames a way forward in the renewal of Treaty 8.

Post filed in: Indigenous Rights