Archive for 2017

KAIROS is gravely concerned about the political and human rights crisis currently unfolding in Honduras

December 20, 2017

KAIROS is gravely concerned about the political and human rights crisis currently unfolding in Honduras following the presidential elections on November 26. Hondurans who went to the polls peacefully and in good faith were met with illegal interference from President…

Post filed in: Latin America

KAIROS calls on Canada to bring Christmas cheer to foreign caregivers

December 20, 2017

KAIROS supports foreign caregivers across Canada who continue to suffer prolonged separation from their spouses and children due to the long delay in processing their permanent residency applications. Many have been waiting for seven or eight years. KAIROS’ support was…

Post filed in: Migrant Justice

Politically Speaking: South Sudan and the Campaign Against Gender-Based Violence

December 19, 2017

Join Dave Szollosy for an indepth conversation on gender-based violence with Jim Davis, Africa Partnership Coordinator and a Youth Coordinator with the National Women’s Program of the South Sudan Council of Churches. Watch the interview.

Post filed in: Africa, Gender Justice

South Sudanese women spread plea for peace

December 18, 2017

Awak Hussein Deng, youth coordinator for the South Sudan Council of Churches, and Agnes Wasuk Petia, coordinator of the Council’s National Women’s Program, on Parliament Hill December 7, 2017. Photo by Deborah Gyapong. OTTAWA – If there’s one message two women leaders…

Post filed in: Africa, Gender Justice

KAIROS Christmas video for sharing

December 15, 2017

“Solidarity seeks partnership and mutuality…giving and receiving.” Dear Friends, Below is the KAIROS Christmas video. I invite you to take a moment to watch it, share it with your family and friends, post it on Facebook and tweet it. Share…

Post filed in: Executive Director, Spirited Reflections

KAIROS statement: Site C dam

December 14, 2017

KAIROS Canada is profoundly disappointed with the BC government’s decision to continue with the Site C hydroelectric megadam project, as announced by Premier John Horgan on December 11. The decision violates Indigenous peoples’ rights, represents a blatant disregard for reconciliation,…

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Reflection on pilgrimage of justice and peace: We are not alone

December 13, 2017

Sometimes the advice I give my children is the same advice I most need to remember – and the hardest to follow. I have a toddler and a teenager, and at times of frustration and challenge I feel compelled to…

Post filed in: Spirited Reflections

Spirited Reflection: The Solstice Gifts

December 13, 2017

When my father was five years of age near the time of the winter solstice, his grandfather awoke one night in the cabin that he had built. At the time, it was considered an honour to bequeath the education of…

Post filed in: Spirited Reflections

South Sudanese church representatives call on Canada for policy and financial support

December 13, 2017

Photo: Agnes Wasuk Petia (left) and Awak Peng (right) are calling on the Canadian government to increase overseas development assistance. Photo: Joelle Kidd Written by Joelle Kidd. Originally published in the Anglican Journal on December 13, 2017 Two co-ordinators of…

Post filed in: Africa, Gender Justice

RCMP to use KAIROS Blanket Exercise in all cadet training

December 12, 2017

RCMP instructors receive training in the KAIROS Blanket Exercise at the RCMP Academy in Regina. Photo by RCMP Academy, 2017. Written by Tali Folkins. Originally published in the Anglican Journal on December 12, 2017. Starting this December, the training of…

Post filed in: Indigenous Rights

KAIROS Times: December 2017

December 11, 2017

Epiphany 2018: Gifts for Another Way South Sudan partners visit Canada for No Más II tour “KAIROS’ support has an impact.” Call to Action: Canadian government supports UN Declaration bill; action still needed All RCMP cadets to participate in KAIROS Blanket…

Post filed in: KAIROS Times E-Newsletter

The city of Jerusalem must be shared and open

December 8, 2017

In the wake of US declarations on status of Jerusalem, KAIROS shares its long standing position on Jerusalem as an open city.  Our policy says: The city of Jerusalem must be shared and open. The question of Jerusalem has two…

Post filed in: Middle East

Support women peace-builders on International Human Rights Day

December 8, 2017

“The role of women in peace-making in South Sudan is crucial.” These are the words of Agnes Wasuk Petia, reflecting on the conflict in South Sudan that she has lived through for much of her life. Agnes and Awak Deng,…

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

‘Be the spark’: South Sudanese women call on Canada for help

December 5, 2017

“Women are used like tools in war,” but with help they could be peacemakers, says Agnes Wasuk Petia Photo: Agnes Wasuk Petia (right) and Awak Hussein Deng are both involved in national women’s programming for the South Sudan Council of…

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

MEDIA ADVISORY: All RCMP cadets to participate in powerful reconciliation exercise

December 5, 2017

RCMP Academy to use KAIROS Blanket Exercise to educate all cadets on the impact of colonization on Indigenous peoples (Toronto, ON) – KAIROS Canada is pleased to announce that the Regina-based RCMP Academy will use the KAIROS Blanket Exercise to…

Post filed in: Indigenous Rights, Media Releases

RCMP cadets at Depot Division in Regina will soon have a better understanding of Indigenous history in Canada

December 4, 2017

RCMP introducing Indigenous blanket exercise for all new cadets Photo: Sara Anderson (left), KAIROS Blanket Exercise Co-ordinator, leads a group of RCMP officers and staff through the blanket exercise. TROY FLEECE / REGINA LEADER-POST Originally published on December 4, 2017,…

Post filed in: Indigenous Rights

KAIROS Blanket Exercise wrapped into RCMP cadet training

December 4, 2017

Training educates cadets on history and experience of Indigenous people Photo: RCMP Academy instructors take part in a blanket exercise in Regina this morning. These instructors will reproduce the exercise for new RCMP cadets as part of cadet training, as of…

Post filed in: Indigenous Rights

Spirited Reflection: Liberation that disturbs­-December 2 is International Day for the Abolition of Slavery

December 1, 2017

I met Ada in the sanctuary of the small chapel on Geneva Street in St Catharines, Ontario. I was the only white person, and I’ve already learned so much from this group comprised mostly of people of African descent living…

Post filed in: Spirited Reflections

MEDIA ADVISORY: Women’s grassroots peace building event  in Montreal, December 5

November 30, 2017

South Sudanese women peace leaders in Canada to address gender-based violence and women’s empowerment as part of KAIROS’ seven-city No Más II tour   (Montreal, QC) – Two South Sudanese women will present a compelling case for Canadian political and…

Post filed in: Media Releases

COP23 and the Just Transition to a Clean Energy Economy

November 29, 2017

The twenty-third session of the Conference of the Parties (COP23) and UN Climate Change Conference was held in Bonn, Germany from November 6 to November 17. The talks focused on how to maintain momentum from the Paris Agreement and how…

Post filed in: Ecological Justice

Federal, Provincial Governments Must Fund Treatment Facility for Mercury Poisoning in Grassy Narrows

November 28, 2017

In an open letter to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne, prominent human rights and environmental organizations today are urging the federal and provincial governments to ensure people from the Grassy Narrows First Nation have access to…

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

NEW RESOURCE for Epiphany 2018: Gifts for Another Way

November 24, 2017

Looking for a new perspective?  Wanting Christian reflections to inspire your own justice work, the discussion in your small group or the worship in your congregation? Gifts for Another Way is a worship and devotional resource for the Season of…

Post filed in: Spirited Reflections

COMMUNIQUÉ de PRESSE: Des femmes leaders du Soudan du Sud appellent le Canada à soutenir les femmes artisanes de la paix

November 22, 2017

Deux représentantes du Conseil des Églises du Soudan du Sud visitent sept villes canadiennes dans le cadre de la tournée No Mas II, du 24 novembre au 10 décembre 2017  (Toronto, Ont.) – Exhorter le gouvernement du Canada à soutenir,…

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

Canadian government supports UNDRIP bill; action still needed

November 22, 2017

Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould announced on November 20, 2017 that the Government of Canada will support private member’s Bill C-262 when it comes up for second reading on December 4 in the House of Commons. Support for C-262 was a…

Post filed in: Indigenous Rights, UNDRIP Blog Updates

MEDIA ADVISORY: Women’s grassroots peace building event in Ottawa, December 7

November 21, 2017

South Sudanese women peace leaders in Canada to address gender-based violence and women’s empowerment on final leg of KAIROS’ seven-city No Más II tour (Ottawa, ON) – Two South Sudanese women peace builders will present to parliamentarians a compelling case…

Post filed in: Media Releases

MEDIA RELEASE: South Sudan women leaders urge Canada to support women peace builders

November 21, 2017

Two representatives from South Sudan Council of Churches to tour seven Canadian cities during No Mas II tour, November 24 – December 10 (Toronto, ON) – Urging the Canadian government’s political and financial support for grassroots women’s organizations to ensure…

Post filed in: Africa, Gender Justice, Media Releases, Women of Courage

Spirited Reflection on Social Justice

November 13, 2017

Social justice and the protection of the weak and the powerless are central in Jesus’ identity and mission. Luke 4:16ff tells us that Jesus chose the text from Isaiah to reveal both his identity and his mission (to proclaim good…

Post filed in: Spirited Reflections

KAIROS Times: November 2017

November 9, 2017

KAIROS’ South Sudan partner to visit Canada during No Más II tour Strangers become friends at KAIROS’ first Indigenous and Newcomers Friendship event, by Alfredo Barahona Reconciliation through the lens of local watersheds New Epiphany worship resource coming soon KAIROS…

Post filed in: KAIROS Times E-Newsletter