Archive for March 2015

Good Things Can Come to Those Who Wait—and Weep by Stephen Bede Scharper

March 31, 2015

Stephen Bede Scharper, Roman Catholic, is a former editor with Orbis Books and Novalis Publishing, and currently associate professor of environment and religious studies at the University of Toronto. If good things come to those who wait, they also can…

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Media Advisory: KAIROS and Canadian Roots bring unique history lesson to Sackville

March 26, 2015

KAIROS’ Blanket Exercise expands with train-the-trainer session at Mount Allison University Sackville, NB – On March 28, in partnership with Canadian Roots, KAIROS: Canadian Ecumenical Justice Initiatives will bring a unique history lesson to Mount Allison University at 9:30 am….

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A Spirituality of Advocacy by Esther Epp-Tiessen (MCC)

March 24, 2015

Solidarity. Integrity. Respect. Humility. Lament. Hope.

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I am a Witness

March 24, 2015

*March 24 – new video added!* The First Nations Child and Family Caring Society and the Assembly of First Nations have filed a human rights complaint against the Government of Canada regarding child welfare services for First Nations children and…

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Make Us Brave and Keep Us Tender by Lauren Hodgson

March 23, 2015

As we mark Palm and Passion Sunday Lauren Hodgson of the United Church of Canada tells us how we need to be both brave in our struggle for justice and tender with ourselves as we speak truth to power.

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Abundance of Life in Reconciled Relationships by George C. George

March 16, 2015

George C. George, student at Emmanuel College, tells us that we’re to not be “ecological exiles”, but embrace the abundance of life that is reconciled with God’s creation.

Post filed in: Ecological Justice, Spirited Reflections

KAIROS Times: March 2015

March 12, 2015

Read the March 2015 issue.

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Cross and Wilderness by Maylanne Maybee

March 9, 2015

Maylanne Maybee of the Anglican Church of Canada tell us that the sign of the cross lifted up may bring healing and life. Or maybe it won’t be the cross at all. Rather, it will be through words or touches…

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Mining industry dialogue puts the spotlight on Indigenous rights

March 8, 2015

On April 13, KAIROS facilitated an ecumenical dialogue in Toronto with the Mining Association of Canada and several of its member companies. Given our ongoing work on reconciliation between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples, KAIROS used the opportunity to discuss Indigenous…

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A tribute to Dick and Helen Peters

March 6, 2015

Our dear and long time friends Dick and Helen Peters have announced their retirement from KAIROS Prairies/North. Read some tribute messages here from those who worked with them over the years.

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Fasting for imagination to solve the climate crisis by Jennifer Henry

March 5, 2015

Click above to read Jennifer Henry’s blog post on rabble.ca about her decision to fast for climate justice today (March 5)

Post filed in: Ecological Justice, Executive Director, Spirited Reflections

The Calling Lake Blanket Exercise

March 4, 2015

Last month in Calling Lake, community members wove their oral history and unique perspectives into the Blanket Exercise. Storyteller, hunter, trapper and respected member of the Calling Lake community, Brian Cardinal, reflected on this process in a powerful story.

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Up for Debate – help put women’s rights on election radar

March 4, 2015

Up for Debate is an alliance of more than 120 community groups, women’s organizations and allies from across Canada, including KAIROS that is committed to making gender justice and women’s human rights key issues in the upcoming federal election.

Post filed in: Gender Justice, Women of Courage

Climate Action: From the Personal to the Political

March 3, 2015

As the global community looks towards the UN Climate Change Conference in Paris this December, people continue to raise awareness and seek political change at the personal, local and national levels. And KAIROS is a part of that.

Post filed in: Ecological Justice

Remembered Wellness by Jim Sinclair

March 2, 2015

Jim Sinclair of the United Church of Canada helps us remember in this Lenten season those who, out of their ability to forgive, remain committed to demanding justice and inspiring hope.

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