Archive for March 2018

Spirited Reflection: Kenosis and Watersheds

March 19, 2018

Photo: Gordon Finney Let the same mind be in you that was in Christ Jesus, who, though he was in the form of God, did not regard equality with God as something to be exploited, but emptied himself…  Philippians 2.5-7a,…

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NEW VIDEO! Women Building Peace in South Sudan: Agnes Wasuk Petia and Awak Deng

March 15, 2018

This International Women’s Day, we honoured and celebrated two women of courage: Agnes Wasuk Petia and Awak Deng from the National Women’s Programme of the South Sudan Council of Churches (SSCC), a KAIROS partner. The following 5 minute video, Women…

Post filed in: Africa, Gender Justice, Women of Courage

Reflecting on the KAIROS Blanket Exercise

March 14, 2018

The KAIROS Blanket Exercise (KBE) is a tool developed in 1997 by KAIROS: Canadian Ecumenical Justice Initiatives in which participants learn about European colonization of Turtle Island (North America), the accompanying dispossession of Indigenous peoples (reflected by the steady removal…

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Spirited Reflection: Renewing our relationship with the watershed

March 13, 2018

Wherever we live, we are part of a watershed. Watersheds are interdependent ecosystems nested within larger ecosystems, which are also watersheds. Tiny creeks and tributaries are nested within the watersheds around Hamilton, which are nested in the larger Great Lakes/St….

Post filed in: Ecological Justice, Spirited Reflections

March 22 is World Water Day

March 12, 2018

If people feel a relational connection to the watershed in which they live, it is easier for them to act in an embodied way upon their responsibilities. – Denise Nadeau Wherever we live in creation we are part of a…

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KAIROS Women of Courage Program: Being a Feminist every day of the year

March 7, 2018

On International Women’s Day everyone is encouraged to be a feminist.  It’s one day of the year where we have the rare opportunity to highlight the women’s movement and the significant achievements of courageous women, as well as current struggles…

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Letter to the editor: Trade is important, but not at any price

March 7, 2018

Re: What’s at stake in Canada’s lost Philippines helicopter deal? (The Hill Times, Feb.28, p. 16). Op-ed writer Omar Allam argues that Canada’s credibility and reputation are at risk depending on the outcome of the government’s review of the $300-million…

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Steps but, not strides, forward: Federal Budget 2018

March 5, 2018

With its strong focus on gender equality and gender analysis, Federal Budget 2018 takes some significant steps forward in a number of KAIROS priority areas while failing to advance other critical concerns. Building on last year’s contributions, Budget 2018 invests…

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Spirited Reflection: Gun violence – where will we stand as a community of faith?

March 5, 2018

Yet another violent massacre has happened in a school, this time in Florida. Every week, every month, every year this happens, and on a gut level, it feels like it is happening on a more regular basis.  Over the past few…

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World Day of Prayer 2018 focuses on climate change

March 2, 2018

Photo by Tali Folkins: Beth Lorimer, Ecological Justice Program Coordinator for KAIROS Canada, delivers a reflection at a service for World Day of Prayer 2018 at St. Andrew’s United Church, Toronto, Friday, March 2. Our exploitative attitude toward creation has…

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MEDIA ADVISORY: Edmonton Indigenous and newcomer communities gather for reconciliation, March 10

March 1, 2018

Edmonton event is one of five KAIROS’ Indigenous and Newcomer Friendships events in four cities and provinces (Edmonton, AB) – KAIROS Canada, in partnership with local organizations, presents Indigenous and Newcomer Friendships for a Just and Inclusive Community in Edmonton…

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