Archive for April 2019

Action still needed: Tell the federal government to keep its promise on corporate accountability

April 29, 2019

The Ombudsperson still needs powers to hold companies accountable A huge thank you for all you have done to keep the pressure up for an independent  Canadian Ombudsperson for Responsible Business Enterprise (CORE) with powers to investigate. On Monday, April 8, the federal government appointed the CORE…

Post filed in: Corporate Accountability, Ecological Justice

Spirited Reflection: That you should enter under my roof

April 26, 2019

A man approaches. He gives me a Happy Easter greeting. I give him the same, and two dollars. A woman comes, desperate to get to the hospital. I give her cab fare; she thanks me and touches my arm. A…

Post filed in: Spirited Reflections

Earth Day 2019: Here is what individuals can do to reduce their carbon footprint

April 22, 2019

Ecological grief, or feelings of hopelessness and anxiety about the planet’s health, is a mental health issue related to ecological loss and a changing natural environment. One way to address ecological grief is by highlighting the behavioural changes that individuals…

Post filed in: Ecological Justice

NEW VIDEO- On Earth Day, Canadian faith leaders issue urgent plea for climate action

April 18, 2019

Unceded Algonquin Territory [OTTAWA]/ Territory of the Huron-Wendat, Seneca, Petun, and Mississaugas of the Credit Indigenous Peoples [TORONTO] (April 18, 2019) — On Earth Day 2019, Christians leaders from across Canada have come together to issue an urgent call to…

Post filed in: Ecological Justice, Spirited Reflections

KAIROS calls for an investigation into the mass killings in Negros Oriental province, the Philippines

April 16, 2019

KAIROS shares the concerns of our partner the National Council of Churches in the Philippines (NCCP) on the killing of 14 people in Negros Oriental province, on 30 March. There is a huge discrepancy between the testimony of local witnesses…

Post filed in: Asia-Pacific

Easter 2019 video: Where do you see new life?

April 16, 2019

Dear Friends, I invite you to watch KAIROS’ 2019 Easter video: Where do you see new life? Please share it with your family, friends, congregation and community. Post it on Facebook or tweet it. If you attend a church, consider…

Post filed in: Executive Director, Spirited Reflections

Tune in and listen to this Atlantic School of Theology podcast, featuring Kenn Stright talking about Streams of Justice

April 12, 2019

Watch and listen to this Atlantic School of Theology podcast as Kenn Stright, a retired Presbyterian Minister, past KAIROS Atlantic Regional Representative, and member of the planning team for Streams of Justice: Atlantic Gathering 2019 discusses faith and activism and the unique…

Post filed in: Regional News

Spirited Reflection on Palm Sunday: Shouting Stones–discerning when and how to speak out, facing the evidence

April 11, 2019

NRSV Luke – 19:37-40 As Jesus was now approaching the path down from the Mount of Olives, the whole multitude of the disciples began to praise God joyfully with a loud voice for all the deeds of power that they…

Post filed in: Spirited Reflections

NEW VIDEO: Join us for the largest Mass KAIROS Blanket Exercise ever in Atlantic Canada (1:00 min)

April 11, 2019

Saturday, May 4th: Mass Blanket Exercise Alumni Field, 1:30 PM – 4:00 PM An experience to build understanding of our shared history of Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples Elder opening and special guests All are welcome Join us for the largest…

Post filed in: Indigenous Rights, Regional News

An independent and empowered CORE is at the core of corporate accountability and gender justice

April 10, 2019

On Monday, April 8, the federal government appointed the Canadian Ombudsperson for Responsible Business Enterprise (CORE), but failed to create an independent office with real powers to investigate abuses and redress harms caused by Canadian companies operating abroad, essentially breaking…

Post filed in: Ecological Justice, Gender Justice/Women of Courage

Canadian Government reneges on promise to create Independent Corporate Human Rights Watchdog

April 8, 2019

KAIROS joins members of the Canadian Network on Corporate Accountability (CNCA) in expressing profound disappointment at the failure of the Government of Canada to fulfill its promise of an independent Ombudsperson with the power to investigate. The Government of Canada…

Post filed in: Ecological Justice, Gender Justice/Women of Courage

Spirited Reflection: And hatred is not a form of love

April 5, 2019

I marvel how some religious communities justify exclusion and hatred as an expression of the divine command to love. Love does not insist on its own way, but policies of exclusion and expressions of hatred are somehow based on insistence….

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KAIROS Times: April 2019

April 5, 2019

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

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BC-Yukon KAIROS network gathering invites you on April 26-27

April 5, 2019

No Passengers on Spaceship Earth: Stories of Resistance, Courage and Faith Greetings BC-Yukon friends of KAIROS, BC-Yukon KAIROS network is hosting a gathering in Vancouver – April 26th and 27th, 2019. You’re invited to come join with other activists motivated by…

Post filed in: Regional News

Time is running out for an Independent Ombudsperson with power to investigate…

April 4, 2019

… Join thousands in calling on the Government to keep its Promise KAIROS Executive Director, Jennifer Henry, has joined key leaders from diverse sectors in Canada’s labour, human rights, and development communities,  in writing a public letter to the Minister…

Post filed in: Ecological Justice, Gender Justice/Women of Courage

Chat with Activists: Emma Seamone on activism and why she exists

April 3, 2019

Emma Seamone is an environmental activist and candidate for ministry in the United Church of Canada. She is currently taking the Atlantic School of Theology’s summer distance program, which has her leading the Bocabec, McAdam, and Upper Mills United Churches…

Post filed in: Ecological Justice, Regional News

KAIROS Partnership with Wi’am

April 3, 2019

Wi’am: the Palestinian Conflict Transformation Center is a respected, longstanding KAIROS partner, committed to peace building and human rights. For many years, it has received support not only from Canadian church and church related groups, such as the United Church…

Post filed in: Gender Justice/Women of Courage

Chat with Activists: Kenn Stright on passionate activism

April 1, 2019

Kenn Stright has worked tirelessly for social and ecological rights for more than 40 years. A retired Presbyterian Minister, and past KAIROS Atlantic Regional Representative, Kenn is on the planning team for Streams of Justice: Atlantic Gathering 2019. We recently…

Post filed in: Indigenous Rights, Regional News

Chat with Activists: Hannah Gehrels on shaping change for the better

April 1, 2019

Originally from Thunder Bay, Hannah Gehrels makes Charlottetown her home. Hannah has a Masters in Biology from the University of Prince Edward Island, and currently runs an outdoor program for kids called Wild Child Forest School Program through the Sierra…

Post filed in: Migrant Justice, Regional News