Archive for October 2021

Testimonio and Storytelling: Canadian extractivism in territories affected by genocide

October 27, 2021

Join KAIROS, Atlantic Regional Solidarity Network (ARSN), the Department of Human Rights at St. Thomas University, MiningWatch Canada, Atlantic Human Rights Centre, Solidarité Fredericton, NB Media Coop, and Maritimes-Guatemala Breaking the Silence Solidarity Network on Monday, November 8, 2021 at 6:00pm EST for “Testimonio and Storytelling: Canadian extractivism in territories affected by…

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

MEDIA RELEASE: On COP26 eve, For the Love of Creation online Fall Symposium will join people of faith to take climate action

October 27, 2021

(Toronto – Treaty 13 with the Mississaugas of the Credit) – For the Love of Creation presents its online Fall Symposium, Saturday, October 30, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., inviting people to deepen their  understanding of the climate emergency and advocacy from a faith…

Post filed in: Ecological Justice, Media Releases

KAIROS Mandate Letters to the Prime Minister of Canada

October 25, 2021

Dear Prime Minister Trudeau,  We at KAIROS write to you during a kairos moment, when multiple crises have converged and opportunities arise for transformational change. In our work we advocate for such change in elevating the rights and wellbeing of Indigenous peoples, women, temporary foreign workers, and ecological systems.   The climate crisis and COVID-19,…

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

Thank you, Mi’kmaq Grandmothers, for protecting land and water through Indigenous self-determination

October 25, 2021

KAIROS welcomes the decommissioning of the Alton Gas Project and honours and thanks the Mi’kmaq Grandmothers for all their efforts in the protection of land and water.   The Mi’kmaq Grandmothers have been steadfast in their defense of the Shubenacadie River system, treaty rights, and their ancestral homelands for years. Despite intimidation, coercion, and criminalization from the part of various governments, companies,…

Post filed in: Ecological Justice, Indigenous Rights

MEDIA RELEASE: KAIROS to celebrate 20 years of spirited action for justice, October 26-28

October 22, 2021

(Toronto – Treaty 13 with the Mississaugas of the Credit) – KAIROS invites its network, member churches and partners to KAIROS Gathering: 20 years of spirited action for justice, a three-day online event held October 26 to 28 in celebration of KAIROS’ 20th anniversary.   WHAT  KAIROS Gathering: 20 years of spirited action for justice will feature a daily plenary session, anchored by a panel…

Post filed in: #KAIROS20 Anniversary, Media Releases

Christians join social movements in calls for debt cancellation and action on climate change

October 14, 2021

The climate crisis and the COVID-19 pandemic are adding to the debt burdens of countries in the global South.   Many countries need to transition away from use of fossil fuels, as well as to mitigate or prevent damage from severe storms, fires, and floods….

Post filed in: Ecological Justice

KAIROS Times: October 2021

October 7, 2021

Post filed in: KAIROS Times E-Newsletter

Musings from a hopeful: a commitment to witness in the Philippines

October 6, 2021

Many times, I have encountered the phrase “hope springs eternal” from colleagues and fellow advocates since I started working with church people, peace advocates and human rights defenders. This seems to be the rally cry for peace advocates who faithfully remain committed to achieving a just and…

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

Giving thanks to migrant workers, meaningfully

October 4, 2021

Migrant workers were very much present in Leamington when I drove through its streets one Sunday in September. It was their day off, and they were busily grocery shopping, banking and socializing.    These workers are vital to this agricultural community, located south of Windsor and home to the…

Post filed in: Migrant Justice

Communiqué de presse : Le projet de renforcement des travailleurs migrants de KAIROS reçoit un nouveau financement fédéral

October 1, 2021

Le gouvernement du Canada injecte 1,896 M$ dans le projet de KAIROS pour le renforcement des travailleuses et travailleurs migrants pendant la COVID-19  (Ottawa – territoire non cédé des peuples Algonquins Anishnaabek  Le gouvernement du Canada a accordé à KAIROS Canada une subvention de 1 896 308 millions de dollars pour poursuivre son projet de renforcement…

Post filed in: En français, Media Releases

Comunicado de prensa: Proyecto para empoderamiento de trabajadores migrantes de KAIROS recibe nuevos fondos del gobierno federal

October 1, 2021

El Gobierno de Canadá otorga $1.896 millones para proyecto Empoderamiento de Trabajadores Extranjeros Temporales durante COVID-19   (Ottawa – territorio no cedido del Pueblo Indígena Algonquin Anishnaabek) – El Gobierno de Canadá le ha otorgado a KAIROS Canadá un monto de $ 1,896,308 para continuar su exitoso…

Post filed in: En Español, Media Releases

MEDIA RELEASE: KAIROS’ empowering migrant workers project receives new federal funding

October 1, 2021

Government of Canada injects $1.896M into KAIROS’ Empowering Temporary Foreign Workers during COVID-19 project (Ottawa – unceded territory of the Algonquin Anishnaabek (original) People’s) – The Government of Canada has awarded KAIROS Canada $1,896,308 to continue its successful Empowering Temporary Foreign Workers during COVID-19 project to support…

Post filed in: Migrant Justice