Archive for August 2019

KAIROS Joins Amnesty International Canada urging the federal government not to appeal ruling on goods from illegal Israeli settlements

August 27, 2019

KAIROS supports Amnesty International Canada’s request that the Canadian government not appeal the recent, important Federal Court decision – in Kattenburg v. Canada (Attorney General) – that goods imported into Canada from the Israeli settlements in the West Bank and East…

Post filed in: Middle East

Choose Life: Protecting our oceans in these times

August 22, 2019

This reflection from the Christian tradition is drawn from a sermon at the Church of the Holy Trinity Toronto on August 18, 2019.  That sermon was based on four readings: “This day I call the heavens and the earth as…

Post filed in: Spirited Reflections

Youth taking the lead on reconciliation

August 14, 2019

Nearly three-quarters of Indigenous youth in Canada believe they will see meaningful reconciliation in their lifetime, an online poll has revealed. The Canadian Youth Reconciliation Barometer, a study done by Environics Institute for Survey Research and released in early July,…

Post filed in: Indigenous Rights

Spirited Reflection: Intergenerational social change

August 9, 2019

August 12 is designated International Youth Day by the UN, an annual celebration of young women’s and men’s roles as essential partners in change, and an opportunity to raise awareness of challenges and problems facing the world’s youth. If you’re reading…

Post filed in: Spirited Reflections

OFP inaugurates a House Museum for Collective Memory and Human Rights in Barrancabermeja

August 8, 2019

On Thursday, July 25th in Barrancabermeja, Colombia, the Organización Femenina Popular (OFP) inaugurated the Casa Museo de la Memoria y los Derechos Humanos de las Mujeres de la región del Magdalena Medio, or the House Museum of Memory and Human…

Post filed in: Gender Justice/Women of Courage, Latin America

A special call for Spirited Reflections for Climate Action September 2019!

August 6, 2019

In Line with – the Global Climate Strike, Sept. 27the UNITED NATIONS UN Climate Change Summit 2019, Sept. 23we have named September as Climate Action Month- KAIROS is calling for Spirited Reflections focussed on climate justice. If you are willing…

Post filed in: Ecological Justice, Spirited Reflections