Archive for March 2019

Urgent Action: It’s time to ramp up the pressure for an Ombudsperson!

March 25, 2019

We still need your help! We need you to take action again to call on the government to live up to its promise to create an independent Ombudperson with the power to compel documents and to investigate. In January, on…

Post filed in: Ecological Justice

Streams of Justice E1B2 Contest

March 25, 2019

KAIROS is bringing grassroots activists together at the Atlantic Gathering- Streams of Justice, for 3 days in Sackville, New Brunswick. This is your chance to be amidst changemakers and learn the skills needed to be a young leader, a new…

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Reflections on the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (CSW63)

March 25, 2019

I have just returned from an intense week at the United Nations Commission on Status of Women (CSW63) forum with Agnes Petia, Coordinator of the South Sudan Council of Churches National Women’s Programme (SSCC-NWP). The CSW’s priority theme this year…

Post filed in: Gender Justice, Women of Courage

Trailblazer: Cowessess First Nation solar and wind project

March 22, 2019

Cowessess First Nation, located 140 kilometres east of Regina commissioned their latest renewable energy project in October 2018. Ready to show the immense power of two forms of renewable energy combined, solar and wind, the community has established an innovative…

Post filed in: Ecological Justice

Spirited Reflection: Salmon lament

March 22, 2019

Lent is about taking time to look at what lies heavy on our hearts. To acknowledge these things and then reflect on the ways in which our lives could change to create space and opportunity for new perspective and renewed…

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KAIROS members are responding to powerful Cyclone Idai in southern Africa

March 21, 2019

The powerful winds and heavy rainfall of Cyclone Idai have recently hit southern Africa, killing hundreds and injuring and displacing thousands more in Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi. Housing as well critical transportation, power and communication infrastructure have been damaged, disproportionately…

Post filed in: Africa

KAIROS’ partners celebrate International Women’s Day in Colombia

March 20, 2019

In Colombia Women Continue Braiding for Life, Territory, and Peace “Our political commitment as a women’s social movement…has as purpose our liberation as oppressed subjects as well as the continued demand for the protection of nature as a historical legacy…

Post filed in: Latin America, Women of Courage

Political Blind Date: the Promise of Multiculturalism

March 18, 2019

Connie Sorio, Migrant Justice Coordinator at KAIROS, served as an expert on migrant justice in a recent appearance on TVO’s Political Blind Date with MPs Jenny Kwan and Gary Anandasangaree. KAIROS has worked closely with migrant workers on issues such as family reunification, permanent…

Post filed in: Migrant Justice

Spirited Reflection: This World Water Day, leave no one behind

March 15, 2019

World Water Day March 22nd- helps inspire passion for sustainable management of this global resource, and promotes the UN Sustainable Development Goal #6: Ensure access to clean water and sanitation for all. Billions of people around the world (including in…

Post filed in: Ecological Justice, Spirited Reflections

Highlights from International Women’s Day celebrations

March 15, 2019

8 Messages from 8 Women for March 8th On International Women’s Day, March 8, KAIROS kick-started the campaign 8 Women, 8 Messages, highlighting the voices of a few of the many courageous, creative and tenacious women we work with in…

Post filed in: Gender Justice, Women of Courage

Reporting from UN Commission on Status of Women (CSW63)

March 14, 2019

The Holistic Care for Survivors of Sexual Violence in Conflict: A Session hosted by Nobel Peace Laureate Dr. Denis Mukwege Jane Thirikwa, KAIROS partnership coordinator and Agnes Petia from National Women’s Program of the South Sudan Council of Churches continue…

Post filed in: Gender Justice, Women of Courage

Bathurst United United on helping foreign migrant workers

March 13, 2019

For Reg McQuaid and his fellow congregants at Bathurst United Church, Toronto, support for foreign migrant workers is personal. Migrant workers at fastfood outlets serve him coffee, and he buys produce grown by migrant workers at the food co-op where…

Post filed in: Migrant Justice

KAIROS attends Canadian reception at the UN Commission on Status of Women (CSW63)

March 13, 2019

Agnes Petia, the Coordinator of the South Sudan Council of Churches National Women’s Programme (SSCC-NWP) and Jane Thirikwa, Global Partnerships Coordinator, attended a reception hosted by Marc-André Blanchard, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Canada to the United Nations, for Canadian…

Post filed in: Gender Justice, Women of Courage

KAIROS Times: March 2019

March 7, 2019

Hot off the press! The March 2019 KAIROS Times Newsletter.

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Spirited Reflection: This land’s not my land, This land’s not your land

March 7, 2019

The First Sunday in Lent “A wandering Aramean was my ancestor” …. (Deuteronomy 26:1-11) So begins a recitation of the history of the people who wandered, were enslaved in Egypt, and then, through the Exodus, eventually came to the promised…

Post filed in: Indigenous Rights, Spirited Reflections

Balance for Better = Equilibrium for all

March 6, 2019

This International Women’s Day we will march under the banner, Balance for Better. At first, I wasn’t sure what to make of this slogan, given the current environment. What does balance mean in a context of growing extremism, patriarchy and…

Post filed in: Gender Justice, Women of Courage

Spirited Reflection: Transfiguration Sunday—From the Mountain to the Streets

March 1, 2019

From Luke 9:28-36 When Jesus took Peter, John and James up onto the mountain to pray, Jesus’ face and clothes became dazzling and bright. Then Moses and Elijah also appeared with Jesus, also in glorious splendor. When these Disciples witnessed…

Post filed in: Migrant Justice, Spirited Reflections

Why a blanket exercise made me disappointed, uncomfortable and angry

March 1, 2019

SHINING A HARSH LIGHT ON THE IMPACTS OF COLONIZATION On a cloudy, fall afternoon at NAIT Main Campus, a circle of chairs are arranged around five patterned blankets laid flat on the floor. It’s a homey scene – one of…

Post filed in: Indigenous Rights