Archive for December 2022

May your heart be at rest and comforted with peace this Christmas.

December 21, 2022

2022 has been a year of amazing grace and tenacious courage. As the world opened up, with both anticipation and trepidation, we invited the return of some former normalcy and also continued to fervently adjust and learn the newness of…

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Stop the Deportation of Climate Activist and International Student Zain Haq

December 19, 2022

Join those who are urging  Canada’s Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and Refugees, Sean Fraser, and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, to immediately suspend and revoke deportation proceedings against Zain Haq. Zain is “a known and respected peaceful activist in our midst,…

Post filed in: Ecological Justice

COP27 may be over but the delegates’ voices continue

December 19, 2022

It’s a few weeks since I returned from COP27, held in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt, where I accompanied the KAIROS Canada and For the Love of Creation delegation. Delegates included Indigenous partners and youth from Turtle Island, and KAIROS Women, Peace…

Post filed in: COP27, Ecological Justice

COP 15 on biodiversity as ecological justice

December 19, 2022

The Biodiversity COP 15 in Montreal with 10,000 delegates from around the world is coming to an end. The conference’s objective is to determine the post-2020 global biodiversity framework.   The astonishing collapse of the abundance and variety of living beings…

Post filed in: Ecological Justice

KAIROS urges full regularization of the undocumented from federal government

December 16, 2022

The federal government is discussing the terms of a regularization program for people who are undocumented in Canada. KAIROS Canada has been calling for Status for All for years. On December 15, Aisha Francis, KAIROS’ Executive Director, sent a letter…

Post filed in: Migrant Justice

International Human Rights Day

December 16, 2022

OFP Celebration of Women Human Rights Defenders This year on December 10, International Human Rights Day, KAIROS partner, the Organización Femenina Popular (OFP) in Barrancabermeja, Magdalena Medio, Colombia, celebrated the lives of Women Human Rights Defenders like Evangelina Marin Rueda,…

Post filed in: Global South

KAIROS Holiday Closure

December 12, 2022

As the year draws to a close, KAIROS Canada is deeply grateful to its members, partners, network and donors who help make our work in faithful action for justice and peace possible. Please note that the KAIROS offices will close…

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Duck Re-Inflating a Deflated Activist

December 8, 2022

Duck re-inflating a deflated activist. Author Kathleen Dean Moore told us this was the first drawing by artist Bob Haverluck that she saw and that it sparked a connection and drew them together. A re-inflation of activists is the purpose…

Post filed in: Ecological Justice, Regional News, Spirited Reflections

What impact will your Christmas donation to KAIROS have?

December 8, 2022

  A significant one. Your donation to KAIROS’ Women, Peace and Security program will have 4X the impact!   Juan Rachael Michael Roberto standing in front of the COP27 sign. Juan Rachael Michael Roberto and her colleagues are bringing women…

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

Violence Against Women and Mother Earth

December 4, 2022

Mother Earth suffers through her daughters and with them. She exists and persists, and along with her daughters, they thread their lives and territories. Violence against women continues to be an obstacle to achieving equality, development, and peace and to…

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

KAIROS Times: December 2022

December 1, 2022

Post filed in: KAIROS Times E-Newsletter

How my trip to Egypt for COP27 brought me a deeper connection to my land, my culture and myself

December 1, 2022

I wasn’t sure COP27 was for me, until key experiences showed me I belonged. I have never been good at saying no. So when I heard of an opportunity to attend this fall’s UN COP27 climate summit, I jumped at…

Post filed in: COP27, Ecological Justice, Media Releases