Archive for July 2016

Educación para la reconciliación: el ejercicio de la manta indígena

July 28, 2016

Radio Canadá Internacional entrevistó a Alfredo Barahona sobre uno de los talleres de KAIROS. Alfredo explica que el taller es pedagógico e interactivo y que promueve un mejor entendimiento de las relaciones históricas y contemporáneas entre los pueblos indígenas y…

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Paddling for the Peace and its people 

July 22, 2016

Participating in the BC-Yukon KAIROS Rolling Justice Bus, July 7-11, was an exciting and wonderful opportunity to connect with individuals from different walks of life as we rallied together against the proposed Site-C Dam on the Peace River in north-eastern…

Post filed in: Indigenous Rights, Regional News

KAIROS video tweet – Meet a women of courage … in less than 140 seconds

July 21, 2016

A brave human rights defender, Chantal Bilulu coordinates a legal clinic for survivors of sexual violence in eastern Congo, once dubbed the rape capital of the world.  In two minutes you’ll learn how Chantal’s organization, which receives funding from KAIROS, helps women to recover their pride…

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Joint statement expressing concern with draft terms of reference for National Inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls

July 21, 2016

In a statement released July 20, KAIROS joins other organizations in expressing concern that the draft Terms of Reference (TOR) for the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls in Canada fall short and “risks a weak…

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

Striving for justice, clean air and pure water. Spirited Reflection by Rev. Desmond Jagger-Parsons

July 21, 2016

Two years ago, I left paid accountable ministry in the United Church and returned to my first profession – as a lawyer working what I consider “poverty law” in Central Newfoundland. Although I work with a secular organization, almost never…

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Letter to Prime Minister Trudeau on the current situation in Democratic Republic of Congo

July 13, 2016

In this letter to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, KAIROS joins four other human rights organizations in calling on the Canadian government to support democracy and human rights in the Democratic Republic of Congo by increasing diplomatic pressure on the Kinshasa government to hold…

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

Temporary Foreign Worker Program Review – A KAIROS Submission

July 12, 2016

KAIROS joins community partners and migrant workers in calling on the federal government to ensure that migrant workers are included in this review process and that their recommendations are properly and genuinely considered. Read the full text of KAIROS’ submission…

Post filed in: Migrant Justice

South Sudan Council of Churches condemns the violence in Juba & calls for de-escalation & calm

July 11, 2016

KAIROS is deeply concerned and saddened by the outbreak of violence in Juba, South Sudan, this past week. The following statement from our ecumenical partner, the South Sudan Council of Churches (SSCC), condemning the violence and calling for de-escalation and…

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

MEDIA ADVISORY: Paddle for Peace with ROLLING JUSTICE BUS – Awaken the Giant Tour

July 4, 2016

Fort St. John, BC-   On Saturday, July 9, 2016 over 45 members of the Rolling Justice Bus community will gather with thousands of other British Columbians to participate in the annual Paddle for the Peace. This diverse group of people…

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