Archive for March 2017

New resource: Let Justice Roll

March 31, 2017

On March 31, 2017 KAIROS member churches in collaboration with Mennonite Church Canada (Indigenous Relations) and Canadian Baptist Congregations launched Let Justice Roll, a campaign that calls for the full implementation of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous…

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Blanket Exercise uncovers deep injustices in Canadian history

March 30, 2017

The report issued by Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission in June 2015 on abuse of aboriginal children in church-run residential schools included a call for non-aboriginal Canadians to learn about the impact of European settlers and their descendants on the…

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Philippine leaders in Canada: Listen. Believe. Act.

March 23, 2017

Press Conference in Ottawa Watch the video below.

Post filed in: Asia-Pacific, Ecological Justice, Media Releases

Blanket Exercise in Ponoka highlights colonialism effects

March 22, 2017

More than 30 people took part in a KAIROS Blanket Exercise March 18 at Ponoka Elementary School. The experiential tool was hosted by Ponoka Parent Link Centre and the Ponoka Jubilee Library, and is used to help educate on the…

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Spirited Reflection: Truth Telling and Decolonization

March 22, 2017

The International Day Against Racism and The International Day for the Right to the Truth Concerning Gross Human Rights Violations on March 24 are especially important occasions to express commitments to Indigenous rights, reconciliation, and decolonization. Indigenous peoples’ right to truth encompasses…

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How Canada can better its brand in the Philippines

March 22, 2017

Communities in the Philippines would benefit from the appointment of an independent extractive-sector ombudsperson to monitor Canadian mining operations overseas. Canadian mining companies are often the face of Canada in the Global South. For those affected by these companies, this…

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Philippine delegation presses Canada for mining justice and leadership in peace process

March 14, 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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Spirited Reflection: Living Water

March 14, 2017

Based on:  Exodus 17:1-7; John 4:1-5, 13-17 Photo: Ornament made by the Kiilehua family using craft foam, sand and a piece of bamboo. So… there they are, the people of Israel, wandering in the desert…lost… and they’re thirsty… and they’re…

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Itinerary for Our Land, Our Rights, Our Peace: Ottawa, Calgary, Edmonton, Montreal, Winnipeg, Toronto

March 8, 2017

Delegation members include: Bishop Antonio Ablon, Philippine Independent Church (Anglican), Zamboanga del Sur Carlos Zarate, Member of Philippine Congress (Bayan Muna PartyList); Chair, House Committee on Natural Resources; Vice-Chair, House Committee on Peace, Reconciliation and Unity Anie Bautista, National Coordinator, Ecumenical…

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Women building peace in Colombia: Isabel Polanco and Organización Femenina Popular

March 7, 2017

This year KAIROS is celebrating International Women’s Day (March 8) with the launch of a video on Isabel Caicedo  Polanco and the work of KAIROS’ partner, the  Organización Femenina Popular (OFP) in Colombia. Isabel Caicedo Polanco is a woman of…

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Spirited Reflections on sheep and goats

March 7, 2017

The “sheep and goats” passage from Matthew: 25 is a familiar one to Christians who yearn for God’s justice in our world.  I was recently asked to preach on this passage and decided to consider three different perspectives. The first…

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KAIROS Times: March 2017

March 3, 2017

Education for Reconciliation update – Exciting meeting in Manitoba! Our Land, Our Rights, Our Peace: Philippine leaders visit Canada KAIROS welcomes the Canadian government’s renewed commitment to women peace builders Save the date! Kitchi Blanket Exercise, June 2, Parliament Hill…

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Blanket exercise opening eyes and minds

March 1, 2017

Photo: Around 40 community members took in the Blanket Exercise that was hosted by Wetaskiwin ParentLink and facilitated by Roy and Judy Louis at By-The-Lake Park Feb. 25. The exercise, which was developed by KAIROS, has become a popular teaching…

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Letter to the Editor: Clean tech should be PM’s next frontier

March 1, 2017

Re: “On climate change, can Trudeau go where Trump says no?” (The Hill Times, Feb. 22, p. 13). Canada cannot afford to follow the United States in any misguided decision to halt its climate change policies, and therefore its plans…

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