Archive for August 2021

Convocatoria de Carteles para jovenes #KAIROS20

August 31, 2021

English | Français Sobre el concurso  Para conmemorar su vigésimo aniversario, KAIROS quiere elevar el trabajo artístico de los jóvenes activistas. Estamos buscando obras de arte originales que compartan un mensaje de justicia, paz y esperanza, obras de arte que nos ayuden…

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Concours d’affiches destiné aux jeunes #KAIROS20

August 31, 2021

English | Español À propos du concours  Pour marquer son 20e anniversaire, KAIROS souhaite mettre en valeur le travail artistique des jeunes militants. Nous recherchons des œuvres d’art originales porteuses d’un message de justice, de paix et d’espoir — des œuvres qui nous inspireront, en tant que mouvement et en tant…

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Together with global partners on the brink of radical change #KAIROS20

August 30, 2021

20 years of KAIROS. For me, that is 20 +7 years (with Canadian Council of Churches and then former ecumenical coalition InterChurch Action) of work with partners, mostly in Latin America but more recently in other parts of the world. Some of these partners are the same…

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NEW! 2021 Federal Election Resource

August 27, 2021

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A reflection on Decolonizing Ourselves: Land and the Spirit of Treaty

August 25, 2021

On Saturday, August 7, 2021, I had the privilege of joining approximately 60 others “on the land” at Fort Carlton, an hour or so north of Saskatoon. We were mostly settlers, interested in learning and thinking about land in new,…

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In loving memory of Francisco Rico-Martinez

August 25, 2021

For everything there is a season,A time for every activity under heaven:A time to be born and a time to die.Ecclesiastes 3:1-8  KAIROS joins the refugee, migrant, and social justice community in Canada in expressing our heartfelt condolences to Loly Rico, her family, and the staff and community of the…

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TAKE ACTION to stop state-sponsored killings and human rights violations in the Philippines

August 24, 2021

Hundreds of thousands of Indigenous peoples, land and human rights defenders, and low-income people are being displaced, terrorized, jailed and killed in the Philippines by their own government.   SEND A LETTER TO YOUR MP NOW! INVESTIGATE PH is documenting these abuses in a series of three reports. The second report,…

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

Global Ecumenical Conference on Mining – 160 participants from 25 countries #KAIROS20

August 20, 2021

I grew up on the traditional and unceded territory of the Syilx Okanagan people in the province that was given the most colonial of all possible names: British Columbia. I am formed in settler notions of modernity that are “predicated on…

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Tour of the coltan mines, DR Congo in 2013 #KAIROS20

August 18, 2021

In our time, can we still do without a laptop? Who isn’t tempted by the latest MP5 player or a new digital camera? These electronic devices are and will always be an integral part of our daily lives. But do…

Post filed in: #KAIROS20 Anniversary, Africa, Gender Justice/Women of Courage

Témoignage en RD Congo : Tour dans les mines de coltan en 2013 #KAIROS20

August 18, 2021

À notre époque, peut-on encore se passer d’ordinateur portable? Qui n’est pas tenté par le dernier lecteur MP5 ou une nouvelle caméra digitale? Ces appareils électroniques font et feront toujours partie intégrante de notre quotidien. Mais savons-nous ce qui se…

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One ecumenical movement #KAIROS20

August 16, 2021

I am forever grateful for KAIROS, its Steering Committee, the members of its many Program Committees, its Executive Directors, and its staff. The Canadian Council of Churches, KAIROS, its predecessor coalitions and other ecumenical sister agencies in Canada share a common history…

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Note of appreciation from the Canadian Network on Corporate Accountability #KAIROS20

August 13, 2021

The Canadian Network on Corporate Accountability (CNCA) was formed in 2005 in response to the widespread harms linked to Canadian mining overseas experienced by communities, workers, individuals, and organizations around the world with whom Canadian civil society has strong connections. Organizations participating in the National Roundtables…

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Circus, symbol and flash of grace #KAIROS20

August 11, 2021

When I refer to KAIROS as a circus, I am not trying to be funny; I’m only trying to acknowledge the power of KAIROS to engage diverse people in a variety of ways.  A circus is literally a circle – and KAIROS, at its most effective, is an…

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To be hopeful in bad times is not just foolishly romantic #KAIROS20

August 9, 2021

To be hopeful in bad times is not just foolishly romantic: KAIROS, you are a light in the world.  Let your light so shine before men (and women), that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven: Matthew 5: 16.  “To be…

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#KAIROS20 memories from Organización Femenina Popular

August 6, 2021

Organización Femenina Popular (OFP), in Colombia, is one of KAIROS’ partners in the Women of Courage: Women, Peace and Security program. KAIROS has a shared history with this group of fabulous women, since the beginning. They offer us this lovely…

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Whole-making grace #KAIROS20

August 5, 2021

When I think of the role KAIROS plays in the Christian church, Canada, and the world, the image that comes to mind is ‘whole-making grace’. I mean ‘whole-making’ in the sense of an active movement toward a sacred unity emerging…

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Empowerment of women and girls in the DR Congo #KAIROS20

August 3, 2021

My sincere thanks to KAIROS who supported my trip to Canada to participate in the 2019 International Human Rights Training Program held in Montreal and the Women Deliver Conference in Vancouver, in June 2019.  Left to right: Rachel Warden and Néné Lubala.Left to right: Dayna the translator and Néné Lubala. With the support of KAIROS Canada, 8 women members of SALVIS…

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L’autonomisation des femmes et jeunes filles en République du Congo #KAIROS20

August 3, 2021

Mes sincères remerciements à KAIROS qui a supporté mon voyage au Canada pour participer au Programme International de Formation aux Droits humains 2019 tenue à Montréal et à cette occasion passer un bon moment avec Rachel Warden en vue de participer à Women Deliver Conference tenue à Vancouver en juin 2019.  De gauche à…

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