Archive for February 2018

Indigenous and Newcomer Friendships – for a just and inclusive community

February 28, 2018

KAIROS and its partners invite Indigenous peoples and newcomers  in Canada to join in a series of reconciliation events running until March 2018 entitled, Indigenous and Newcomer Friendships for a just and inclusive community. KAIROS believes Canada’s future can be…

Post filed in: Indigenous Rights, Migrant Justice

KAIROS stands with young Indigenous people

February 23, 2018

On February 23, the day after a jury in Winnipeg returned a not guilty verdict in the death of Tina Fontaine, people across the country are wrapping themselves in blankets in a powerful , poignant and public expression of care…

Post filed in: Indigenous Rights

Spirited Reflection: In an age of diversity, how do we deal with differences?

February 23, 2018

“Earlier this year, National Geographic put a call out to photographers from around the world to capture images that would close ‘a widening empathy gap between us and those who have life experiences that differ dramatically from our own’. The…

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Trailblazer: Sheila Watt-Cloutier

February 23, 2018

Looking back, Sheila Watt-Cloutier sees connections between her personal struggles as an Inuk girl and her public leadership decades later, addressing the environmental crises that afflicted her people. At the age of ten, when she was sent for schooling away…

Post filed in: Ecological Justice

Indigenous and Newcomer Friendships: Saskatoon stories of reconciliation

February 23, 2018

On February 1 and 2, KAIROS’ Alfredo Barahona travelled to Saskatoon to attend the second Indigenous and Newcomer Friendships for a just and inclusive community event. The first was in Fredericton in October 2017, with more to come in Thunder…

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KAIROS’ Ecological Justice Coordinator to deliver climate reflection at World Day of Prayer 2018, March 2 in Toronto

February 22, 2018

(Toronto, ON) – A reflection on the impacts of climate change and actions to preserve Creation for the next generation will be delivered by Beth Lorimer, KAIROS Canada’s Ecological Justice Program Coordinator during the World Day of Prayer 2018 at…

Post filed in: Ecological Justice, Media Releases

Letter to the Editor: Colten Boushie/Gerald Stanley trial proves our justice system isn’t working

February 17, 2018

Originally published on February 17, 2018 in the Saturday Star. “The acquittal of Gerald Stanley in the shooting death of Colten Boushie is a stark reminder of how much work still needs to be done to address systemic and systematic…

Post filed in: Indigenous Rights

Spirited Reflection: Coming down from the mountain

February 14, 2018

Have you ever been to a conference, retreat or gathering of like-minded souls, and wanted it to go on and on? A place where you felt understood, where you were with “your people”? A moment when you hear a speaker, a greater leader, that inspires and challenges…

Post filed in: Executive Director, Spirited Reflections

Human rights ombudsperson will bring long-awaited accountability to Canadian mining

February 14, 2018

The government has an opportunity to entrust the ombudsperson with the responsibility to ensure that the rights of women and girls are respected, that resource extraction does not result in increased gender-based violence, and that the unique perspective and concerns…

Post filed in: Executive Director, Gender Justice, Op Eds & Rabble

Spirited Reflection: Good News – Black History

February 14, 2018

Peter Haresnape has written a Bible Study Resource for Black History Month 2018 for those who, like him, are seeking to be allies to people of African descent. It is part of the materials created by the United Church of…

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Recent verdict affirms the urgent need to fight racism through education

February 13, 2018

The acquittal of Gerald Stanley, who was found not guilty of second degree murder by an all white jury in the shooting death of Colten Boushie, a 22-year-old man from the Red Pheasant First Nation in Saskatchewan, is a stark…

Post filed in: Indigenous Rights

UNDRIP bill passes second reading! Please thank your MP or urge future support

February 8, 2018

Bill C-262 passed second reading with flying colours on February 7 thanks to the efforts of Canadians who encouraged their Members of Parliament to support it. The bill will ensure that the laws of Canada are in harmony with the…

Post filed in: Indigenous Rights, UNDRIP Blog Updates

KAIROS Times: February 2018

February 6, 2018

Read the February 2018 issue.

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Un vote important sur le projet de loi relatif à la DNUDPA – demandez à votre député de l’approuver!

February 1, 2018

Le 5 février prochain, la Chambre des communes va débattre du projet de loi C-262 et passera au vote le 7 février pour décider s’il sera adopté ou non en deuxième lecture. Ce projet de loi permettrait d’assurer que les…

Post filed in: En français, Indigenous Rights, UNDRIP Blog Updates

Spirited Reflection: The gift of flexibility and softness in the face of injustice

February 1, 2018

When I think of my experience when it comes to generational wisdom, I feel slightly at a crossroad. In one sense, I can see that I have many people in my life who are mentors, whose wisdom I am still learning to recognize and appreciate. I…

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