Archive for September 2016

International solidarity with women in defense of land and the environment in latin america

September 29, 2016

Angélica Choc with photo of Adolfo Ich; Photo: KAIROS joins over eighty organizations from Canada, the US, Europe and Guatemala, in signing the following statement expressing international solidarity with women defenders in Latin America, and all people who are…

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

KAIROS stands with Organizacion Femenina Popular (OFP) in Colombia

September 29, 2016

KAIROS stands with the Popular Feminist Organization (OFP), our partner in Colombia, as they prepare for the plebiscite on October 2 when Colombians will vote on the recently signed final Peace Accord. The OFP is currently working and praying for…

Post filed in: Latin America

MEDIA ADVISORY: BC-Yukon KAIROS urges municipal leaders to vote to halt Site C dam construction

September 27, 2016

At the Union of British Columbia Municipalities convention, September 26-30, BC-Yukon KAIROS is urging that municipal leaders support resolution B31. Resolution B31 reads as follows: Whereas the proposed 60 meter high dam project at Site C on the Peace River…

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

KAIROS Times: September 2016

September 23, 2016

Read the September 2016 issue.

Post filed in: KAIROS Times E-Newsletter

The Harvesting Freedom Caravan is coming to Toronto on September 25, 2016 at 7:30 a.m.

September 23, 2016

If you want to support migrant justice please come to the Food Terminal in Toronto at 7:30 AM on Sunday, September 25 and welcome the Harvesting Freedom Caravan. Yes, you read right, it is at 7:30 AM! But don’t worry,…

Post filed in: Migrant Justice

Blanket Exercise unfurls Indigenous history for Saskatoon leaders

September 22, 2016

The City of Saskatoon recently hosted a blanket exercise for a group of community leaders. (Submitted by Neal Kewistep)  ‘Often there’s a lot of guilt and shame that comes up,’ says activity leader The City of Saskatoon is using blankets…

Post filed in: Indigenous Rights

MEDIA RELEASE: KAIROS online info-hub to aid inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women

September 21, 2016

(Toronto, ON) – On a day when Indigenous and non-Indigenous people gather to remember missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls (MMIWG), KAIROS Canada launches the MMIWG Information Hub on, offering resources and updates related to the national inquiry…

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

Spirited Reflection:  Building for peace by Pam Peters-Pries

September 15, 2016

On September 21, the world will celebrate the International Day of Peace, established in 1981 by the United Nations General Assembly.  The theme for this year’s Day of Peace is “The Sustainable Development Goals: Building Blocks for Peace”. The UN’s…

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Site C legal challenge on UNDRIP anniversary shows Indigenous rights are a long ways away

September 13, 2016

Nine years ago today, on September 13, 2007, the United Nations took an important step towards reconciliation with Indigenous peoples when the General Assembly voted 144-4 to adopt the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. While 11 countries…

Post filed in: Indigenous Rights, Op Eds, UNDRIP Blog Updates

Letter to the Globe & Mail editor: Carbon credit protest

September 9, 2016

Carbon credit protest The deal between the Ontario, Quebec and Mexican governments to purchase carbon offsets was made despite the strong objections of Mexico’s indigenous people, who are adamantly opposed to selling carbon credits (Provinces Sign Greenhouse Gas Agreement With…

Post filed in: Ecological Justice

Understanding the impact: the KAIROS Blanket Exercise at Algoma University

September 8, 2016

Algoma U students, staff and faculty take part in emotional history lesson: The KAIROS Blanket Exercise, a first at Sault school Shirley Horn, Algoma University chancellor, and Craig Chamberlin, Algoma University president, took part in an interactive Blanket Exercise dealing…

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Truth and reconciliation in Nova Scotia’s classrooms, a progress report

September 6, 2016

KJIPUKTUK (Halifax) – When the report of the Truth and Reconciliation Committee (TRC) on the horrible legacy of residential schools was released late last year Premier Stephen MacNeil confirmed his commitment to implement its recommendations. KAIROS, a Canada-wide ecumenical movement…

Post filed in: Indigenous Rights