Archive for December 2016

THANK YOU for all your support to KAIROS this year!

December 28, 2016

As 2016 draws to a close, please accept a great big THANK YOU for all your support to KAIROS this year! We end the year deeply grateful for our resilient, inspiring partners in Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Middle East…

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Students learn indigenous history by reenacting colonization in unique blanket exercise

December 26, 2016

Blankets, a script and a circle of people provides a powerful lesson to classes from the Toronto Catholic board The blankets represent Turtle Island (North America) before the exercise. As part of its endeavour to get students to learn history…

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Concern for KAIROS Partner Acción Ecológica

December 23, 2016

Acción Ecológica is a well respected partner of KAIROS, in Ecuador.  On December 23, 2016, KAIROS  wrote to the President of Ecuador asking for a halt to a Ministry of the Interior process that would withdraw the legal status of…

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Bracing for violence, praying for justice 

December 21, 2016

DR Congo update – December 21, 2016. The Congolese people are bracing themselves for social unrest and violence after the mandate of President Joseph Kabila expired at midnight on Monday, December 19. Gerard Kwigwasa, the executive secretary of Héritiers de…

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Spirited Reflection: Remembering the innocents of every age

December 18, 2016

Perhaps arising from my very catholic-thinking Anglican grandmother’s nurturing, perhaps because it’s exotic to reformed Protestants like myself, but I have always been interested in the feast days of the saints around Christmas. Stephen’s Day on December 26th reminds us…

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Upcoming KAIROS Blanket Exercise Facilitator Trainings

December 16, 2016

These sessions prepare you to lead the Blanket Exercise, a powerful teaching tool to foster truth and reconciliation. When and Where: Upcoming Facilitator Training: KAIROS Blanket Exercise Toronto Facilitator Training Thursday, January 19, 2017 10:00 am to 4:00 pm Coffee and…

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Hope in the struggle: KAIROS Christmas video for sharing

December 15, 2016

“Christmas offers a welcome reminder that God came among us in the very midst of repression, disrupting empire with a most unexpected peace.” Dear Friends, Here is the KAIROS Christmas video. I invite you to take a moment to watch…

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National day of prayer in solidarity with Indigenous peoples

December 15, 2016

For the past two years, after having followed a training course with KAIROS — of which Development and Peace – Caritas Canada is a member — I have the honour and privilege of being able to facilitate “the Blanket Exercise”…

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KAIROS Times: December 2016

December 13, 2016

Read the most recent issue.

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Standing in solidarity with migrant workers on December 18

December 13, 2016

“On International Migrants Day, let us commit to coherent, comprehensive and human-rights based responses guided by international law and standards and a shared resolve to leave no one behind.” – Ban Ki-moon, UN Secretary General Globally, millions of people are forced…

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New briefing paper: We can fight climate change and hunger at the same time

December 13, 2016

While droughts and warming temperatures are exacerbating global hunger, scientists are showing that it is possible to simultaneously fight food insecurity and climate change. The most recent KAIROS Briefing Paper describes how farming practices that capture carbon dioxide and store…

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Spirited Reflection: We are the ones to listen

December 13, 2016

Psalm 80, Vs 3-7 Restore us, O God; let your face shine, that we may be saved. O LORD God of hosts, how long will you be angry with your people’s prayers? You have fed them with the bread of…

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16 women of courage to inspire us during the #16Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence Campaign

December 10, 2016

A different woman of courage will be highlighted on Facebook every day. Please share with your networks.

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Recognition to outgoing KAIROS Regional Reps for their outstanding contribution to the KAIROS Network

December 9, 2016

Earlier this fall, Bev McDonald stepped down from the role of KAIROS Atlantic Regional Representative after 8 years of service.  The role of Regional Rep is a big commitment that requires a lot of dedication and perseverance and all of…

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Congolese human rights defenders need our support

December 6, 2016

KAIROS asks you to keep the women and men of Congo in your thoughts and prayers in the midst of that country’s ongoing political crisis. The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is a political tinderbox ready to explode as President…

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Spirited Reflection: Listening to voices of young women

December 5, 2016

Advent readings: Isa 35.1-10 | Ps 146.5-10 | Mt 11.2-11 | Jms 5.7-10 Not many teenage girls make national headlines. One who has caught our attention in recent years is Malala Yousafzai, of Pakistan. Her courageous advocacy is a significant…

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