Archive for October 2020

Reaffirming women peace builders, 20th Anniversary of UNSCR1325

October 30, 2020

 “I came to (the Wi’am human rights) session to fulfil a requirement for my law professor.  I always thought that women’s issues were important, but I thought we had to decide between these issues and Palestine’s sovereignty. I did not believe we…

Post filed in: Gender Justice/Women of Courage

Demand that the Government of Canada Support Peace in Colombia

October 29, 2020

Violence in Colombia continues undaunted, and in some ways aggravated, by the COVID-19 pandemic. Just days after public health directives were put in place to contain the spread of the coronavirus in March, Carlota Isabel Salinas Pérez, a member of the Organización Femenina Popular (OFP) was killed. Carlota is…

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

Letter to the Editor: Industry not being realistic about oil and gas emissions

October 23, 2020

Re: “Majority of Canadians support our natural gas and oil sector, says CAPP,” (The Hill Times, Oct. 12, p. 22). Pointing to a recent poll, the head of the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers writes that Canadians believe that the…

Post filed in: Ecological Justice

Raising concerns about ongoing human rights violations in the Philippines

October 23, 2020

In solidarity with our partners in the Philippines, the National Council of Churches in the Philippines (NCCP) and Ecumenical Voice for Human Rights and Peace in the Philippines ( EcuVoice), KAIROS, the United Church of Canada, and the Anglican Church of Canada have…

Post filed in: Asia-Pacific, Gender Justice/Women of Courage

KAIROS Steering Committee Announcement

October 22, 2020

After eight and a half years as KAIROS Executive Director, 27 years overall with the ecumenical justice coalitions and KAIROS, Jennifer Henry will be leaving, effective December 31, 2020.  “It has been an honour and privilege to serve this incredible…

Post filed in: Executive Director

Women of Courage: Women, Peace and Security year two at a glance

October 15, 2020

KAIROS needs to raise funds to match the government’s contribution and we need your help! Every dollar you donate to these four Women of Courage: Women, Peace and Security partners will generate an additional $3 in funding from Global Affairs Canada (GAC)….

Post filed in: Gender Justice/Women of Courage

Re-engaging on Global South debt cancellation in a just transition

October 7, 2020

KAIROS partners, members and allies are renewing calls for debt cancellation as the crisis provoked by the Covid-19 pandemic intensifies. In many countries, the pandemic has provoked an economic recession, increased inequality and further delayed action on the climate emergency.  At…

Post filed in: Gender Justice/Women of Courage

Thanksgiving video message for sharing

October 7, 2020

As we gather on Thanksgiving, there is no doubt that this year is different. However, I am looking forward to it for the reminder it brings to turn our hearts to gratitude. And there is so much to be thankful for.  I am particularly grateful to the migrant workers who…

Post filed in: Executive Director, Spirited Reflections

KAIROS and Partners sign on to open letter marking the 20th anniversary of UNSCR 1325

October 6, 2020

KAIROS Canada and two of its Women of Courage: Women, Peace and Security program partners – Héritiers de la Justice (DRC) and Wi’am: Palestinian Conflict Transformation Centre (West Bank), have signed on to an open letter published by the NGO Working Group on Women, Peace and Security…

Post filed in: Gender Justice/Women of Courage

Rights for People, Rules for Business!

October 5, 2020

A Virtual Rally for Real Canadian Corporate Accountability Join the Canadian Network on Corporate Accountability (CNCA), of which KAIROS is a member, on Sunday, October 18th at 4:00PM EDT for a virtual rally in support of corporate accountability.  Surpassing the initial goal of…

Post filed in: Corporate Accountability, Ecological Justice

Femmes de courage: Femmes, paix et sécurité: aperçu de la deuxième année

October 5, 2020

La participation active des femmes à la paix et à la sécurité offre des possibilités uniques et essentielles de créer des solutions transformatrices de l’égalité des sexes et, en fin de compte, des sociétés plus inclusives, égalitaires entre les sexes…

Post filed in: En français, Gender Justice/Women of Courage

KAIROS Blanket Exercise Teaching & Sharing Circles: November 24

October 5, 2020

‘Building Positive Relationships between Indigenous & non-Indigenous Peoples’ Led by Indigenous Knowledge Keepers with extensive experience facilitating the KAIROS Blanket Exercise (KBE), these interactive Zoom-based sessions aim to build positive relations between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people through truth, sharing, and open dialogue. Based in an Indigenous-world view and using Indigenous teachings and protocols,…

Post filed in: Indigenous Rights

KAIROS Times: October 2020

October 1, 2020

Post filed in: KAIROS Times E-Newsletter