Archive for 2022

The truth in Truth and Reconciliation

September 30, 2022

Truth and Reconciliation isn’t about living in or reliving the past. It’s about learning the truth of the past, looking within ourselves and accepting its truth, learning from it and moving forward from it.  For thousands of years, Indigenous peoples…

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Reflection on the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation September 30, 2022

September 29, 2022

By Jose Zarate, PWRDF The Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) of Canada concluded and issued its Final Report and Calls to Action in June 2015. Implementing the Calls to Action represents an incredible opportunity and responsibility for individuals, families, communities,…

Post filed in: Indigenous Rights, Spirited Reflections

Connecting the dots

September 28, 2022

Remember connect-the-dots pictures? Many are incredibly simple (like this bunny) – the image sometimes could even be discerned without drawing the lines between dots. But some pictures are much more complicated, with the picture emerging from all those unconnected points…

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

Expedite Canada’s first environmental racism law, civil society urges

September 27, 2022

Prioritize and expedite Canada’s first environmental racism law urge 11 civil society organizations in an open letter on September 16 to members of the House Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development (ENVI). KAIROS is among the signatories, who remind…

Post filed in: Ecological Justice

Climate anxiety and hope

September 27, 2022

This sounds like the beginning of a joke: six years ago, a psychologist, a public health professor, and a sociology researcher walked into an online chat room.   It wasn’t a joke. The three talked about the anxiety they felt over…

Post filed in: Ecological Justice

Call for bolder ecumenical commitment to justice and peace: reflections from 11th WCC Assembly

September 26, 2022

The recently concluded 11th World Council of Churches Assembly in Karlsruhe, Germany, was quite an experience for the more than 4,000 attendees who participated in the event, in its significance and richness in content. Participants included delegates from WCC member…

Post filed in: Gender Justice/Women of Courage

Everything’s connected

September 26, 2022

We are approaching the end of KAIROS Climate Action Month. This week we will review the nexus between the climate emergency and colonization, gender, conflict/peace, and migrant justice to name a few interconnected issues. We will also look to how…

Post filed in: Ecological Justice

Sharing Indigenous knowledge for those willing to listen

September 24, 2022

For numerous generations, Indigenous peoples have had unique, respectful and sacred ties to the land that sustained them. They do not claim ownership of Mother Earth, but rather, declare a sense of stewardship towards the land and all of its…

Post filed in: Ecological Justice, Indigenous Rights

Listening to All My Relations

September 23, 2022

First Nations relationships fully embrace the notion that people and their families are strongly connected to the communities they live in, their ancestors and future descendants, the land they live on, the plants, animals and other creatures that live upon…

Post filed in: Ecological Justice, Indigenous Rights

Resources for September 30

September 22, 2022

September 30 is the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, or Orange Shirt Day. This day remembers and honours Survivors, families, and communities who continue to be affected by the horrendous legacy of Indian Residential Schools and the related impacts…

Post filed in: Indigenous Rights

Introducing Yusra Shafi, youth delegate

September 22, 2022

Let’s meet Yusra Shafi – a KAIROS/For the Love of Creation youth delegate in the COP 27 delegation. She is an international student at the University of Toronto, majoring in Psychology with a minor in Environment & Behaviour. Her heritage…

Post filed in: Ecological Justice

Introducing Tia Kennedy, youth delegate

September 22, 2022

Meet Tia Kennedy. She is one of the KAIROS/For the Love of Creation youth delegates in COP 27 delegation. Tia is from the Oneida Nation of The Thames and Walpole Island First Nation. She has recently begun working for the…

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Take Courage

September 21, 2022

KAIROS Regina invites you on a journey of faith, one that challenges our comfortable lives and the buildings we worship in. On October 15, they will host “Creation Care in our Places of Prayer: Energy Retrofits and other Faith-based Climate…

Post filed in: Ecological Justice, Regional News

UN Day of Peace –Climate Crisis is a peace issue

September 21, 2022

“In order for me to write poetry that isn’t political,  I must listen to the birds, And in order to listen to the birds the warplanes must be silent.”   — Palestinian poet Marwan Makhoul   Today, on the United Nations International Day of…

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Ecumenical support for migrant rights and status for all

September 20, 2022

Four denominations involved in the global movement of Churches Witnessing with Migrants (CWWM) wrote to the Canadian government on September 8 in support of permanent residency for migrant workers and the regularization of undocumented migrants. The heads of the Anglican…

Post filed in: Migrant Justice

Clifford Mushquash, Anishinaabe from Pawgwasheen

September 20, 2022

Meet Clifford Mushquash, Anishinaabe from Pawgwasheeng (Pays Plat First Nation) on the northshore of GichiGami (Lake Superior). Clifford is currently completing a Masters in Public Health with a Specialization in Indigenous and Northern Health at Lakehead University. He is committed…

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Alison Cox, Three Fires Confederacy

September 20, 2022

Meet Alison Cox/Morning Star Woman. Alison is an Anishinabe Ikwe Grandmother from the Mermaid Clan, Sagamok Anishnawbek First Nation, Three Fires Confederacy of the Robinson Huron Treaty lands in Ontario. Alison is married with four children and three grandchildren. She…

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Week 4 – COP27 Solidarity- Indigenous Partners

September 19, 2022

During Indigenous Solidarity Week, we turn our attention to the Indigenous peoples and youth members of the KAIROS/For the Love of Creation delegation to COP27 in Sharm E-Sheikh, Egypt in November. Each delegate greets us with a video that will…

Post filed in: Ecological Justice, Indigenous Rights

Reading the Bible with ecological eyes

September 18, 2022

The Season of Creation asks us to listen to the voice of creation.  Decolonizing climate action begins with (but does not stop at) listening to the many voices that are muted around climate change and the ethics of earth-keeping.  To that…

Post filed in: Ecological Justice

Introducing Paul Belisario – IPMSD/The Philippines

September 17, 2022

Meet Paul Belisario, Assistant Global Coordinator for the International Indigenous Peoples Movement for Self Determination and Liberation (IPMSDL), a KAIROS solidarity partner. His work focuses on campaigns, mobilization and outreach on the themes of liberation movements and right to self-determination, land rights,…

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

How Much Shall We Give

September 16, 2022

KAIROS Regina invites you on a journey of faith, one that challenges our comfortable lives and changes the very buildings we worship in. On October 15, KAIROS Regina will host a one-day hybrid conference called, “Creation Care in our Places…

Post filed in: Ecological Justice, Regional News

Introducing Hana Elias Anton Kare – Wi’am/West Bank

September 16, 2022

Introducing Hana Kare, a researcher, trainer and peace activist with Wi’am: Palestine Conflict Transformation Centre. Like the other Women, Peace and Security partners, Wi’am is a long-term ecumenical and KAIROS partner, now active in the emerging gender, conflict and climate…

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

KAIROS Blanket Exercise goes global in Australia, Sept 28

September 15, 2022

Internationally coordinated Blanket Exercise at World Indigenous Peoples’ Conference on Education  (Toronto – Treaty 13 with the Mississaugas of the Credit) – An internationally coordinated participatory exercise that highlights the impacts of colonization from Indigenous peoples’ perspectives will be presented…

Post filed in: Indigenous Rights, Media Releases

Introducing Chantal Bilulu – Héritiers de la Justice/DRC

September 15, 2022

Meet Chantal Bilulu, Project Manager for Women, Peace and Security (WPS) program at Héritiers de la Justice in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, a KAIROS WPS partner. Chantal has 8 years of experience defending, protecting and promoting human rights…

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

Introducing Noble Wadzah – Oil Watch Africa/Ghana

September 15, 2022

Meet Noble Wadzah, Coordinator of Oil Watch Africa’s chapter in Ghana, Oil Watch Ghana, a KAIROS Global Solidarity partner. Noble’s work focuses on energy transition as expressed in Oil Watch’s Africa campaign: “Leave the Oil in the Soil.” This campaign…

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

Introducing Juan Rachel – SSCC/South Sudan

September 15, 2022

Meet Juan Rachel Michael Roberto, Advocacy Coordinator for South Sudan Council of Churches (SSCC), a long-term ecumenical and KAIROS partner in South Sudan. The SSCC is a Women of Courage partner in our Women, Peace and Security (WPS) program and…

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

Introducing Kelly Campo – OFP/Colombia

September 14, 2022

Let’s meet Kelly Johanna Campo Becerra, a member of the coordinating committee of the Organización Femenina Popular – Popular Feminist Organization (OFP/Colombia), responsible for the feminist popular economy and environmental programs. She is also a leader in the youth movement…

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

Introducing Ivonne Yanez – Acción Ecológica/Ecuador

September 14, 2022

Meet Ivonne Yanez. She is a founding member and current president of Acción Ecológica (Ecuador), one of the most well-known and respected climate justice organizations in Latin America, as well as Oilwatch Latin America, an oil activities resistance network. Ivonne…

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