Archive for January 2021

Ecumenical letter to Minister Garneau calls on Canada to respond to escalating human rights violations in the Philippines

January 29, 2021

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

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

Trailblazer: Fridays for Future Canada

January 27, 2021

“I show up to strike, because I am steadfast in my belief that we will achieve a just and equitable world.”   Aminah Attar, FFFTO  In August 2018, in the weeks leading up to a Swedish election, then 15-year-old Greta Thunberg started a school…

Post filed in: Ecological Justice

Share your story on COVID’s impact on Education for Reconciliation

January 25, 2021

KAIROS needs your help. We would love to hear your answers to the following questions to guide our plans to fully realize Education for Reconciliation, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada’s (TRC) Call to Action 62.  If you are able to please respond to the following (as a teacher, parent or student). We would love to hear from you! Please forward this…

Post filed in: Indigenous Rights

An urgent call for peace and justice in the Democratic Republic of Congo

January 20, 2021

In response to growing impunity, unrest, and violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and concerns raised by our partner, Héritiers de la Justice and other members of Congolese civil society, KAIROS wrote a letter to the Minister of Foreign Affairs urging the Canadian government to reinforce the international community and civil…

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

MEDIA RELEASE: Indigenous Elders lead online interactive sessions to foster Reconciliation

January 12, 2021

KAIROS launches winter series of KBE Teaching & Sharing Circles, January 19  (Ottawa, Ontario) – Fostering positive relationships between Indigenous & non-Indigenous peoples through truth, sharing and open dialogue is the aim of a KAIROS online series called KBE Teaching & Sharing Circles, which begins its winter sessions on Tuesday, January 19 at…

Post filed in: Indigenous Rights, Media Releases

Called to a Sacrificial Love

January 6, 2021

2 Kings 2:1-12; Psalm 50:1-6; 2 Corinthians 4:3-6; Mark 9:2-9 Reflection by Leona Lortie During the Season of Epiphany, we reflect on the appearance of Christ to the world. This time is intertwined with the incarnation, the profound event of…

Post filed in: Spirited Reflections

A Ceremony of Gratitude

January 5, 2021

Is. 40: 21-31; Psalm 147: 1-11, 20c; I Cor. 9: 16-23; Mark 1: 29-39 Reflection by Sister Mary-Ellen Francoeur After reading the Scripture of this Sunday, what popped up for me was the Ceremony of Tobacco Offering described by Richard…

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Gratitude for the Fish and the Birds

January 5, 2021

Deuteronomy 18:15-20; Psalm 111; 1 Corinthians 8:1-13; Mark 1:21-28 By Henriette Thompson “And God said, ‘Let the waters bring forth swarms of living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth across the dome of the sky.’ …’And God saw…

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Steadfast Love in a Time of Flux

January 4, 2021

Jonah 3:1-5, 10; Psalm 62:5-12; I Corinthians 7:29-31; Mark 1:14-20 Reflection by Matthew Diegel Each of our readings speaks of uncertain times, times on the edge of change. Jonah enters the great city of Nineveh and begins to proclaim the…

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