Archive for May 2021

National feminist vigil in Colombia

May 31, 2021

“We cry out for a just and true peace, a peace that mobilizes us in love for other people and nature, a peace that guarantees respect for human rights, a peace that allows all Colombian families to store sufficient water…

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

Become a corporate accountability advocate

May 28, 2021

On Wednesday, June 9th at 8:00pm EDT join a free virtual training to learn how you can support corporate accountability efforts in Canada.  Register Now! For years, KAIROS members and networks along with other Canadian civil society actors have been…

Post filed in: Corporate Accountability, Ecological Justice

Oil drilling in the Kavango Basin

May 28, 2021

ReconAfrica (Reconnaissance Energy Africa), a Canadian company, has secured petroleum licenses for 3,542 hectares of land in Namibia and Botswana, upstream from the Okavango Delta, an area of rich and unique biodiversity that has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage site. This…

Post filed in: Africa, Ecological Justice

Farewell from Lori Ransom

May 28, 2021

It has been a profound privilege to serve KAIROS in the role of Interim Executive Director for the first five months of 2021. Even before joining the staff, I understood the special place KAIROS occupies among organizations committed to social…

Post filed in: Executive Director

Media Release: Brazilian phase of KAIROS online gender justice and mining hub launches May 31

May 27, 2021

International panel event kicks off MERE Hub’s Brazilian phase   WHAT: KAIROS Canada launches Brazilian Phase of MERE Hub with the international panel event, Women Defending Land and Water in Brazil. English-Portuguese simultaneous interpretation will be provided.   Mother Earth and Resource Extraction (MERE) Hub is a living digital resource hub developed for and…

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

Letter to PM on a Regularization Program for Non-Status Temporary Foreign Workers

May 25, 2021

KAIROS applauds the Government of Canada for recently opening permanent residency applications to 50,000 temporary foreign workers (TFWs) with status in health care and other essential sectors. KAIROS, however, recognizing the urgent need to broaden the scope of this opportunity…

Post filed in: Migrant Justice

Spirited Reflection: Pentecost message from Our Lady of Guadalupe Circle

May 20, 2021

Send forth your spirit and renew the face of the Earth.(Ps. 104)  As Our Lady of Guadalupe Circle, focused on the work of reconciliation between Indigenous and all Canadians, we want to renew and celebrate the Spirit of Pentecost. Still…

Post filed in: Spirited Reflections

KAIROS supports temporary foreign workers at Toronto Pearson Airport

May 18, 2021

New offering part of the federally funded Empowering Temporary Foreign Workers during COVID-19 project  (Ottawa, ON) – KAIROS is adding airport support services to its Empowering Temporary Foreign Workers (ETFW) during COVID-19 project to welcome, inform and assist arriving migrant workers on COVID-19 quarantine measures, vaccinations, and additional supports.   Funded by the Government of Canada’s Temporary Foreign Worker (TFW) Program, KAIROS’ ETFW…

Post filed in: Media Releases, Migrant Justice

KAIROS calls for just peace amidst escalating violence in Israel/Palestine

May 14, 2021

KAIROS is extremely concerned about the escalation of violence in Israel and Palestine and deeply saddened by the loss of life.  KAIROS stands in solidarity with our partners in Palestine and in Israel and offers prayers to those experiencing extreme suffering.   KAIROS laments the assault of worshippers in…

Post filed in: Gender Justice/Women of Courage, Middle East

Prayer for peace with justice in Palestine and Israel

May 13, 2021

As violence and repression escalate in Palestine and Israel, KAIROS continues to call for lasting and just peace, respect for human rights and an end to the occupation.   The Rev. Andreas Thiel who is a member of the KAIROS Steering Committee and who participated in the KAIROS…

Post filed in: Gender Justice/Women of Courage, Middle East

Press Advisory: KAIROS launches new KBE Teaching & Sharing Circles series, May 18

May 13, 2021

Indigenous presenters lead online interactive sessions to foster reconciliation  WHAT  KAIROS Blanket Exercise (KBE) Teaching & Sharing Circles Summer Series – Following a successful winter series, which began January 19, KAIROS’ KBE Teaching & Sharing Circles continue this spring and summer from May 18 to July 20. The interactive Zoom sessions are designed to foster positive relationships…

Post filed in: Media Releases

Joint letter to PM about Canada’s role in global vaccine equity

May 12, 2021

KAIROS has joined 25 churches, faith, interfaith, ecumenical organizations and others, all participants in the Love My Neighbour project, in sending a letter to the Prime Minister regarding Canada’s important role in increasing the number of COVID-19 vaccines distributed quickly and equitably in…

Post filed in: Gender Justice/Women of Courage

A critical moment for upholding the human rights of Indigenous peoples

May 11, 2021

Our Nations and organizations welcome the significant progress that is being made toward adoption of federal legislation to implement the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. A House of Commons committee has completed its review Bill C-15…

Post filed in: Indigenous Rights, UNDRIP Blog Updates

For the Love of Creation faith-in-action campaign

May 11, 2021

Join For the Love of Creation‘s faith-in-action campaign, which mobilizes people across Canada to reduce household GHG emissions and demonstrate support for increased federal climate action.  The campaign launched on February 17, 2021 (Ash Wednesday) and will run until October 4, 2021 (the Feast of St. Francis of…

Post filed in: Ecological Justice

Organización Femenina Popular’s call to the international community

May 10, 2021

“Women have suffered from hunger, fear, and uncertainty in the face of deepening poverty and unemployment; we have feared that everything could get worse by having to pay more or eat less in the face of the proposed tax reform; we have felt the fragility…

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

KAIROS condemns the Colombian government’s violent repression of its people

May 5, 2021

Since April 28, 2021, thousands of people have taken to the streets of Colombia; the initial catalyst of the protests was the federal government’s proposed tax hike. Amid the social, economic, and health impacts of the pandemic as well as the ongoing insecurity—massacres, the targeting of…

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

KAIROS’ response to federal budget 2021

May 4, 2021

Heralded as a shift from the Washington Consensus, a doctrine of free-market economic policies that prioritizes austerity over social support, Budget 2021: A Recovery Plan for Jobs, Growth, and Resilience outlines $101.4 billion in new spending targeted at those who were hit hard by pandemic – specifically women. While KAIROS applauds the shift to greater social…

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

KAIROS 20th anniversary call for submissions

May 3, 2021

Español | Français KAIROS is celebrating 20 years as an ecumenical justice organization! Join us in rejoicing and reenergizing our commitment to this work! In this present KAIROS moment, a time laden with meaning and opportunity, we invite you to…

Post filed in: #KAIROS20 Anniversary

Evento del vigésimo aniversario de KAIROS – Convocatoria

May 3, 2021

Français | English ¡KAIROS está celebrando 20 años como organización de justicia ecuménica! ¡Te invitamos a acompañarnos para celebrar y renovar tu compromiso con nuestro trabajo! En este periodo de KAIROS, un periodo repleto de significado y oportunidades, te invitamos…

Post filed in: #KAIROS20 Anniversary, En Español

Célébration du 20e anniversaire de KAIROS – Appel à contribution

May 3, 2021

Español | English KAIROS célèbre ses 20 ans en tant qu’organisation œcuménique pour la justice! Joignez-vous à nous pour fêter et pour donner un nouveau souffle à notre engagement dans ce travail! En ce moment KAIROS, un temps chargé de sens et de possibilités, nous vous invitons à porter votre regard sur le…

Post filed in: #KAIROS20 Anniversary, En français

KAIROS statement on the death of The Honourable Thomas Berger

May 3, 2021

News of the death of former B.C. Supreme Court Justice Thomas Berger on April 28, 2021 at the age of 88 resonated deeply throughout the KAIROS network. A ground-breaking lawyer and activist, Justice Berger will be remembered for his willingness to listen to and advocate for Indigenous peoples…

Post filed in: Indigenous Rights

New resource centre for migrant farm workers opens in Simcoe

May 3, 2021

From an article published in the Hamilton Spectator on April 30, 2021. The Centre for Migrant Worker Solidarity opens in Simcoe. They are a KAIROS partner of the Empowering Temporary Foreign Workers (ETFW) during COVID-19 project. This project is funded…

Post filed in: Migrant Justice