Archive for May 2019

Spirited Reflection: Singing God’s song as exiles in your own country

May 30, 2019

How could we sing the God’s song in a foreign land? (Psalm 137:4) During the 6th century BCE, Jerusalem was plundered, and its leading citizens were dragged off to exile.   By the rivers of Babylon, the voices of these…

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Urge senators to stop filibustering Bill C-262

May 28, 2019

Bill C-262 is now before the Standing Senate Committee on Aboriginal Peoples. There are strong concerns that some senators are engaging in filibuster tactics to undermine the bill while in Committee. This includes introducing amendments. Any amendment will in effect…

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Podcast Interview: Indigenous orientation toolkit for newcomers

May 24, 2019

Listen to the feature story on BeCause Radio (2:27 – 13:03). KAIROS is part of an exciting project developing in Winnipeg to orient newcomers to Canada around the truth about Indigenous people. This project seeks to foster safe spaces for…

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KAIROS Times: May 2019

May 22, 2019

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

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Spirited Reflection: Take up your load

May 21, 2019

Ascension Sunday – 6th Sunday of Easter; Acts 1: 1-11; Luke 24: 44-53 In the days following Jesus’ resurrection, the disciples experienced a range of emotions. At times, they were amazed. At other times they were terrified and convinced they…

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KAIROS urges Canada to deliver on funding for grassroots women peace builders

May 16, 2019

KAIROS urges the Government of Canada to use the upcoming Women Deliver Conference in Vancouver as an opportunity to make a very important announcement: increased funding to grassroots women peace builders. The global conference on women’s equality, well-being and rights…

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Urge Senators to send Bill C-262 to committee

May 14, 2019

This Thursday, the Bill is supposed to be sent to committee for review. Please urge senators to be in the Red Chamber on Thursday to vote in favour of this important step. Time is of the essence. STEP ONE – Please…

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Participate in a Green New Deal for Canada

May 14, 2019

The pact for a Green New Deal is a collaborative attempt to make the climate emergency a political priority. This national call to action is supported by over 60 organizations, including KAIROS. The pact goes beyond tackling the climate crisis…

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Equality and Social Justice– no better and no worse

May 14, 2019

Fortunately, I did not have to attend Residential School. Since I grew up with my parents in Toronto, I absorbed their attitudes and worldviews. In spite of a great deal of denial in my family, I have been constantly identified…

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KAIROS gatherings invigorate participants coast-and-coast

May 14, 2019

KAIROS gathered, at opposite ends of the country, just one week apart. April 26-27 was the KAIROS BC-Yukon Network Gathering with the theme: No Passengers on Planet Earth. From May 2-5 was Streams of Justice, the KAIROS Atlantic Gathering for…

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Two KAIROS Congolese partners visiting Canada in June 2019

May 14, 2019

KAIROS is excited to welcome two partners from Héritiers de la Justice (HJ, Heirs of Justice), an ecumenical human rights organization in South Kivu province in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DR Congo) and a partner in the…

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Corporate accountability is also a feminist issue

May 9, 2019

To address corporate misconduct, the federal government needs to truly commit to independence and power in an ombudsperson because the safety and well-being of Indigenous women are at stake. There is an indisputable difference between claiming to be a feminist…

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Hundreds take to the streets to call for justice for communities abused by Canadian mining

May 8, 2019

Toronto – National human rights, faith and labour organizations along with concerned Torontonians rallied in Toronto to call for a Ombudsperson with the power to investigate corporate abuses abroad. The Canadian Ombudsperson for Responsible Enterprise (CORE) was created last month,…

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Atlantic Gathering highlights: The “aha” moments so far

May 4, 2019

It has been two full days of learning and  activism at Mount Allison University, Sackville, New Brunswick. The Streams of Justice- KAIROS Atlantic Gathering commenced with an opening plenary on May 2nd evening, where the participants connected with one another…

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Largest KAIROS Blanket Exercise and Colombian activist come to Mount Allison University, May 3-4

May 1, 2019

(Sackville, N.B.) – Atlantic Canada’s largest KAIROS Blanket Exercise, and a celebration of arts and activism with a Colombian activist will highlight the first May weekend at Mount Allison University. These events are open to all and are part of…

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