Archive for February 2017

MEDIA RELEASE: Philippine delegation in Montreal calls for mining justice 

February 28, 2017

Delegation includes a Member of the Philippine Congress, Anglican Bishop and Indigenous activists (Ottawa, ON) – Make the overseas operations of Canada’s mining sector open for justice and ensure that Canada plays a leadership role in the Philippines’ peace process…

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MEDIA RELEASE: Philippine delegation in Edmonton calls for mining justice 

February 28, 2017

Delegation includes a Member of the Philippine Congress and Indigenous activist (Ottawa, ON) – Make the overseas operations of Canada’s mining sector open for justice and ensure that Canada plays a leadership role in the Philippines’ peace process are two…

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MEDIA RELEASE: Philippine delegation in Calgary calls for mining justice 

February 28, 2017

Delegation includes a Member of the Philippine Congress and Indigenous activist (Ottawa, ON) – Make the overseas operations of Canada’s mining sector open for justice and ensure that Canada plays a leadership role in the Philippines’ peace process are two…

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MEDIA RELEASE: Philippine delegation in Ottawa calls for mining justice

February 28, 2017

Delegation includes a Member of the Philippine Congress, Anglican Bishop and Indigenous activists (Ottawa, ON) – Make the overseas operations of Canada’s mining sector open for justice and ensure that Canada plays a leadership role in the Philippines’ peace process…

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International Women’s Day— one woman at a time

February 27, 2017

March 8 is International Women’s Day. Although recognized by the United Nations in 1977, it has been celebrated by various countries since at least 1909, when the Socialist Party of America acknowledged the one year anniversary of the International Ladies…

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International Earth Hour: March 25, 2017

February 24, 2017

The following is intended to help congregations, parishes, and other groups observe, in prayer and worship, international Earth Hour on the fourth or fifth Saturday of March. The purpose of Earth Hour is to call attention to the beauty and…

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Our Land, Our Rights, Our Peace: Philippines leaders visit Canada, March 20-April 5

February 24, 2017

Filipino Delegation to appeal for Open for Justice and support for peace process, March 20 – April 5                          KAIROS is hosting a five-person delegation from the Philippines, March…

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Open letter on ending discrimination against First Nations children

February 23, 2017

The Honourable Jody Wilson-Raybould Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada 284 Wellington Street Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0H8 mcu@justice.gc.ca The Honourable Carolyn Bennett Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs 10 Wellington, North Tower Gatineau, Québec K1A 0H4 minister@aadnc-aandc.gc.ca Dear Ministers,…

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Spirited Reflection: Risky business

February 21, 2017

These words from Hymn #581 You Are Mine, come often to my mind as I work as a pastor, and as a member of the KAIROS network. “I will come to you in the silence, I will lift you from…

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KAIROS welcomes the Canadian government’s renewed commitment to women peace builders

February 17, 2017

KAIROS welcomes the Canadian government’s response to the report of the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development (FAAE), which reaffirms the critical role of women and women’s rights organizations in peace building. In tabling the government’s response on…

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How farmers can fight climate change and hunger

February 15, 2017

Can improved agricultural practices help fight both climate change and hunger? Yes, according to one the world’s most esteemed climate scientists. In fact, when meting out money for mitigating climate change, Canada should prioritize supporting small family farming. James Hansen,…

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My experience of The Blanket Exercise

February 14, 2017

I never thought that the name ‘The blanket exercise’ gave the activity the justice it deserves, although this is how the activity was created and is commonly known. It is originally from the KAIROS, a joint venture by the United…

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More than a blanket term

February 9, 2017

Photo: Students and teachers in the UTS gym during the Blanket Exercise. The Blanket Exercise, devised by Kairos Canada, is an immersive simulation experience centered on the historical changes that accompanied the arrival of Europeans to Turtle Island (one of…

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Spirited Reflection: Relationships, community and change

February 6, 2017

A few weeks ago I was reading about Connie Greyeyes.  The interview and accompanying Amnesty International Canada report, Out of Sight, Out of Mind, keep coming back to me whenever I think about community. Connie, an Indigenous woman from the…

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Graduate students at the University of Guelph partake in the KAIROS Blanket Exercise

February 3, 2017

A glimpse into the effects of the University of Guelph Aboriginal Initiative Last March, the University of Guelph announced it would be hiring five new Aboriginal professors and increase financial support for Indigenous scholars and graduate students. “This initiative will…

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KAIROS Times: February 2017

February 2, 2017

KAIROS’ 2017 Wish List Education for Reconciliation Update – MLA will present the petition in the Alberta Legislature Hundreds of Catholic school students participate in KAIROS Blanket Exercise at Mary Ward Centre KAIROS Blanket Exercise deepens RCMP Alberta Division’s cultural…

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2017 KAIROS wish list

February 1, 2017

Last January, KAIROS released its wish list for the year – ten plus one hopes for the federal government and the provinces to fulfill. Two of these were realized: the Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls was…

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