Archive for 2018

Speak for the Silenced

June 12, 2018

Politically motivated audits by Canada Revenue Agency have silenced the voices and threatened the future existence of vital charities in Canada.  Here is a chance to do something positive about this injustice. Send a letter to Prime Minister Trudeau to…

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Psalm 138: Thanksgiving and Praise – of David

June 8, 2018

1 I give you thanks, O Lord, with my whole heart; before the gods I sing your praise; 2 I bow down towards your holy temple and give thanks to your name for your steadfast love and your faithfulness; for you have exalted…

Post filed in: Spirited Reflections

Spirited Reflection:  Beholding a turtle

June 4, 2018

Sunning itself on a log near the shore of Six Mile Lake in Muskoka was a small turtle with its eyes closed. I crept up closely and gently picked up the turtle in my hand. Immediately, its little legs danced…

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Coalition welcomes House of Commons commitment to implementing the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

May 31, 2018

The Coalition for the Human Rights of Indigenous Peoples – made up of Indigenous Nations, Indigenous peoples’ organizations, civil society groups and individual experts and advocates – is commending Members of Parliament on the adoption of Bill C-262, a private…

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Video message from our partners about Global Affairs Canada funding

May 30, 2018

Today we celebrate resilience and solidarity!  We are delighted to announce that the KAIROS proposal to Global Affairs Canada for Women of Courage: Women Peace and Security, a five country, five year project led by grassroots women, has been fully…

Post filed in: Gender Justice, Women of Courage

MEDIA RELEASE: KAIROS’ Women of Courage: Women, Peace and Security Program to receive $4.5 million

May 30, 2018

(le français suit) (Toronto, ON) – KAIROS Canada is thrilled to announce a renewed collaboration with the Government of Canada to deliver Women of Courage: Women, Peace and Security in Colombia, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), the Philippines, South…

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

Bill C-262 provides principled framework for implementing the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

May 29, 2018

Open Letter to All Members of Parliament Our nations and organizations are urging all Members of Parliament to support Bill C-262 in a non-partisan manner when it comes to a vote at third reading. The government of Stephen Harper endorsed…

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Spirited Reflection: Finding ways to walk together in faith

May 23, 2018

  Photo of The Rev Dr. Margaret Mullin was taken by Vivian Ketchum. Reconciliation between Indigenous People and the Church will be a centuries-long journey.  I am committed to that journey by virtue of my DNA, Ojibway and Irish/Scottish I…

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Crisis in Gaza

May 17, 2018

KAIROS is gravely concerned about the use of lethal military force  against protestors in the Gaza strip, and joins people of faith and conscience from around the world in condemning the killing and injury of so many Palestinians, including civilians,…

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Trailblazer: The Great Climate Race

May 9, 2018

Environmental campaigner Ben West and his partner Mari McMillan initiated The Great Climate Race because they believed in encouraging people to make a difference.  West’s personal experience of running gave him an idea for helping people to connect to the issue…

Post filed in: Ecological Justice

Women Voicing their Resistance to Extractivism

May 9, 2018

“They wanted to silence me, but I told them that it’s about time that I am singing. And I am singing very out loud in my community.”   –Yvonne Sampear, WoMin, South Africa “Nunca nos callaremos. Es por nuestro derecho y…

Post filed in: Gender Justice

Aiming to inspire! Call for Spirited Reflections

May 4, 2018

As a key part of KAIROS’ commitment to faithful action for ecological justice and human rights, we are seeking new Spirited Reflections to help inspire our constituents and others. Spirited Reflections are ethical and theological reflections on the issues facing…

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KAIROS women resist mining at international gathering in Montreal

May 2, 2018

More than 40 women, mostly Indigenous, from 15 countries exchanged experiences and strategies of resilience and resistance against mining in their communities at the Women Resisting Extractivism gathering in Montreal from April 27 to 29. In testimony after testimony the…

Post filed in: Women of Courage

Spirited Reflection: Wandering from post to post

May 2, 2018

Reflective people question everything. It came as no surprise when I set out to examine my theological assumptions. I am not sure if it was inspired by Phyllis Tickle’s idea that every five hundred years or so the church has…

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Colombian women speak peace, May 4 in Toronto

May 2, 2018

KAIROS Canada hosts Colombian partner, Organización Femenina Popular for panel on Women, Peace and Security (Toronto, ON) – Two Colombian women peace builders will visit Toronto on May 4 to share their work in empowering women victims of Colombia’s 50-year…

Post filed in: Latin America, Media Releases, Uncategorized, Women of Courage

Shaping Canada’s New Caregiver Program Post November 2019

May 1, 2018

Canada’s plan to end its Caregiver Program in November 2019 presents a golden opportunity to advocate for improved working conditions and a guaranteed pathway to permanent residency for all migrant workers. In April 2018, KAIROS formally submitted Shaping Canada’s New…

Post filed in: Migrant Justice

KAIROS Times: May 2018

May 1, 2018

Read the May issue of the KAIROS Times

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KAIROS joins Burnaby Mountain Trans Mountain pipeline protest, April 28

April 25, 2018

KAIROS Executive Director Jennifer Henry to stand in solidarity with members of T’sleil-Waututh, faith leaders and people of faith (Toronto, ON) – KAIROS Canada’s Executive Director, Jennifer Henry, will join members of Tsleil Waututh, faith leaders and other people of…

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

KAIROS Statement: Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project

April 25, 2018

KAIROS is honoured to have been invited by members of Tsleil-Waututh to stand with them and alongside other faith leaders and people of faith in defence of the lands, waters, and climate we all share. The faith action planned for…

Post filed in: Ecological Justice, Indigenous Rights

Letter to the Editor: First Nations need to be at Trans Mountain negotiating table, says Lorimer

April 23, 2018

Re: “Prime Minister Trudeau’s decision to interrupt his foreign trip to help resolve Trans Mountain pipeline expansion issue a step in the right direction,” (The Hill Times, April 16). While Prime Minister Justin Trudeau may have been right to interrupt his trip to bring B.C. Premier John…

Post filed in: Ecological Justice, Indigenous Rights

Spirited Reflection: For the beauty of the earth

April 18, 2018

Glistening pine needles, sunlight dancing; wind through trees, branches flailing wildly; chipmunks scampering over the forest floor; whitecaps whipping across blue waters; greyed white clouds scudding across blue skies; painters’ brush, daisies, poppies in woods and fields; green hills and…

Post filed in: Ecological Justice, Spirited Reflections

KAIROS Partner Delegation Participates in the International Gathering Women Resisting Extractivism in Montreal, April 27-30

April 16, 2018

From April 27 to 30, KAIROS delegates from Canada and the Global South will participate in the International Gathering of Women Resisting Extractivism in Montreal. This gathering will bring together more than 40 land and life defenders from around the…

Post filed in: Gender Justice, Women of Courage

Spirited Reflection: Revaluing Creation – Looking towards Earth Day

April 9, 2018

Humans put value on Creation based on what it can do for us – how can it feed us? How can we sell it to grow the economy? This attitude – our present development model – has led to the…

Post filed in: Ecological Justice, Spirited Reflections

Take Action: Ask Canada to keep its promise to end fossil fuel subsidies

April 6, 2018

Spring into Action before Global leaders meet for the G7 summit in June. Canada is preparing to host world leaders for the G7 summit in June 2018. This is a golden opportunity to call on the Canadian government to demonstrate climate…

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Indigenous & Newcomer Friendships wrapped up in Thunder Bay

April 5, 2018

The final of five Indigenous and Newcomer Friendships events was held on March 22 in Thunder Bay, on the traditional territory of the Fort William First Nation. Entitled Moving Forward Together, it attracted more than 200 people to Dennis Franklin…

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April 22 is Earth Day: Updated Worship Resource

April 5, 2018

The Earth does not belong to us; we belong to the Earth. Humankind did not weave the web of life, we are merely a strand in it. Whatever humankind does to the web, we do to ourselves. All things are…

Post filed in: Ecological Justice

KAIROS delegates call for a guaranteed pathway to permanent residency for migrant caregivers

April 5, 2018

KAIROS organized a delegation of migrant caregivers and advocates in Ottawa on March 23 to meet with Members of Parliament, including Jenny Kwan, MP and Vice-Chair of the Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration, and to participate in a consultation…

Post filed in: Migrant Justice