Archive for November 2017

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…

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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…

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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…

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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, 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…

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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…

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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, 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…

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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…

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Spirited Reflection: What Would Jesus Forward?

November 7, 2017

In politically charged times it may be tempting to forward email containing nostalgic, sentimental or violent content. For guidance, Christians have asked, “What would Jesus do?” (WWJD). This is a simpler question than others we could ask, such as: What…

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Strangers become friends at KAIROS’ first Indigenous and Newcomers Friendship event

November 6, 2017

KAIROS’ Alfredo Barahona walks us through the first Indigenous and Newcomer Friendships event at St. Mary’s First Nation in Fredericton, N.B, on October 28, which he and Connie Sorio, KAIROS’ Migrant Justice and Asia Partnerships Coordinator, helped organize. Connie Sorio…

Post filed in: Indigenous Rights, Migrant Justice

Reconciliation through the lens of our local watersheds

November 6, 2017

This fall, KAIROS brought together close to 200 people in workshops across the country to talk about reconciliation through the lens of our local watersheds. Through a series of presentations, small group discussion, mapping, and active reflection, participants built understanding…

Post filed in: Ecological Justice

MEDIA ADVISORY: Women’s grassroots peace building featured at Kitchener-Waterloo events, November 26-27

November 6, 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  (Toronto, ON) – Two South Sudanese women will present a compelling case for Canadian political and financial…

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

MEDIA ADVISORY: Women’s grassroots peace building event in Winnipeg, December 1

November 6, 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 (Winnipeg, MB) – Two South Sudanese women will present a compelling case for Canadian political and financial…

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Walking in a Good Way: How to be better allies in the struggle for Indigenous rights and watershed justice

November 4, 2017

Walking in a Good Way – How to be better allies in the Struggle for Indigenous Rights and Watershed Justice, a KAIROS gathering held in Victoria, B.C. October 25, brought many moments of tough reality and dedicated hope for the…

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Open Letter to the Government of British Columbia: Upholding the rights of Indigenous Peoples means stopping Site C

November 3, 2017

The Site C dam is a project that should never have been approved. As the British Columbia Utilities Commission has now concluded after a long overdue review of the cost and purpose of this project, completing Site C offers little…

Post filed in: Ecological Justice, Indigenous Rights

KAIROS urges you to support the Spirit Bear Plan

November 3, 2017

The Spirit Bear Plan has been launched! This initiative by the First Nations Child & Family Caring Society of Canada calls on you to help end inequalities in public services for First Nations children, youth and families by urging the…

Post filed in: Indigenous Rights, Uncategorized

Trailblazer: Melina Laboucan-Massimo

November 3, 2017

Growing up in a First Nations community in northern Alberta with neither paved roads nor running water, Melina Laboucan-Massimo noticed a pattern. Once young people reached their teenage years many would need to leave the community, either to find jobs…

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MEDIA ADVISORY: Women’s grassroots peace building featured at Toronto event, November 24

November 3, 2017

South Sudanese women peace leaders kick off Canadian No Más II tour in Toronto (Toronto, ON) – Two South Sudanese women will present a compelling case for Canadian political and financial support for community-based women’s organizations focused on peace building…

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