Archive for 2023

Centering Indigenous Ways of Knowing

June 5, 2023

Indigenous peoples’ teachings can guide us in learning how to live in harmony with Mother Earth, taking only what we need, conscious of the impact of our actions on seven generations to come.Indigenous Wisdom: Living in Harmony with Mother Earth…

Post filed in: Ecological Justice

Climate webinar brings together Indigenous and Global South perspectives

May 31, 2023

Climate Action Dialogues webinar featured during KAIROS’ first Climate Action Week  WHAT – Webinar: Climate Action Dialogues: Indigenous and Global South Perspectives on Just Transition  WHY – This webinar will be the featured event of KAIROS’ first Climate Action Week,…

Post filed in: Ecological Justice, Media Releases

Eliminating Fossil Fuel Subsidies Through a Robust Assessment Framework

May 30, 2023

On May 29, KAIROS joined over 100 environmental, human rights, and climate justice organizations to send a letter to the Prime Minister about eliminating fossil fuel subsidies through a robust assessment framework.  Canada has committed to eliminating fossil fuel subsidies…

Post filed in: Ecological Justice

Celebrate National Indigenous History Month

May 30, 2023

June is National Indigenous History Month, a time earmarked by the Canadian government to learn more about Indigenous history, cultures and perspectives. At KAIROS we encourage year long learning – including the impacts of colonization in Canada – in parallel…

Post filed in: Indigenous Rights

Camp Micah calling! Youth encouraged to participate in this social justice camp

May 18, 2023

Help foster the next generation movement for peace and justice. Please encourage a young person to attend Camp Micah for the experience of a lifetime. Learn more! Join Camp Micah and KAIROS Canada for an Information Session on May 29…

Post filed in: Gender Justice, Social Justice, Youth

KAIROS Climate Action Week to foster decolonization

May 17, 2023

KAIROS Canada launches its first Climate Action Week, June 5-11, focusing on  centering Indigenous ways of knowing   (Toronto – Treaty 13 with the Mississaugas of the Credit) – KAIROS will kick off the first of three 2023 KAIROS Climate Action Weeks,…

Post filed in: Ecological Justice, Indigenous Rights

A Prayer for MMIWG2S

May 2, 2023

Connor Sarazin A Prayer for MMIWG2S Mother Earth, Grandmother Moon, we pray to you. We pray that you hold our tears of sadness. We pray that you hold our hearts aching with grief. We pray that we will see our…

Post filed in: Gender Justice, Indigenous Rights

KAIROS bids farewell to its Ottawa office

May 1, 2023

The Ottawa office at the Bronson Centre closed its doors for the last time on April 30. The space served KAIROS for 22 years, generating fond memories and serving as headquarters for important initiatives such as KAIROS’ Let Justice Roll…

Post filed in: Regional News

SSCC Statement on Nonviolence

April 26, 2023

“Put your sword back in its place …”(Mathew 26:52) The South Sudan Council of Churches (SSCC), a KAIROS partner and participant in the Women, Peace and Security program, issued a powerful statement on nonviolence after the Ecumenical Peace Pilgrimage to…

Post filed in: Global South

Urge Senators to Redress Environmental Racism and Support Bill C-226

April 25, 2023

On March 29, Bill C-226, the National Strategy on Environmental Racism and Environmental Justice Act, passed in the House of Commons. KAIROS Canada celebrated this milestone with other civil society organizations. Black, Brown and Indigenous activists are leading this work…

Post filed in: Ecological Justice

KAIROS and partners in solidarity with the People of Sudan

April 21, 2023

In solidarity with the citizens and churches in Sudan, KAIROS joins our partners in the region, including the Fellowship of Christian Council and Churches on the Great Lakes and Horn of Africa (FECCLAHA), in expressing our deepest concerns over the…

Post filed in: Africa

UN submission calls on Canada to put safety of human rights and environment defenders above support for mining companies

April 21, 2023

KAIROS calls on Canada to put the safety of human rights and environment defenders (HRDs) above support for mining companies. We are one of the 27 organizations and 39 academics that signed on to a submission regarding this call to…

Post filed in: Ecological Justice

Story of Change: Hon. Christine’s participation and influence in transitions from conflict in South Sudan

April 21, 2023

At a recent visit to our KAIROS partner, South Sudan Council of Churches in South Sudan, my colleagues Radia Mbengue and Barbara Mangwende and I were privileged to witness the work of SSCC’s National Women’s Programme (NWP) which is supported…

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

An Easter Blessing

April 6, 2023

Greetings and blessings from KAIROS. We wish you a wonderful Easter.With love,Aisha Francis

Post filed in: Executive Director

A Call to Celebrate

April 5, 2023

What is it that you love about the Earth? Lush green forests, beautiful beaches, fields of wildflowers, the fact that it provides the air we breathe, the food we eat, the very substance of our existence? While every day is…

Post filed in: Ecological Justice

KAIROS unpacks Budget 2023

April 5, 2023

Budget 2023 was delivered at a time of high inflation and national debt – and a challenge from Canada’s largest trading partner to step up investment in clean energy.   It was no surprise then that the budget, announced on March…

Post filed in: Ecological Justice, Gender Justice, Indigenous Rights, Migrant Justice

Thousands of women mobilize in Colombia

April 4, 2023

Thousands of women mobilize  in Colombia for presentation of Human Rights Report by National Office of the Ombudsman. Spanish report below On March 23, the Organización Femenina Popular (OFP), a partner in KAIROS’ Women of Courage: Women, Peace and Security…

Post filed in: Gender Justice/Women of Courage

A KAIROS Blanket Exercise (KBE) Update

April 3, 2023

The KAIROS Blanket Exercise (KBE) has been a program of KAIROS for twenty-five years. In 1996, in response to the Report of the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples,  the Aboriginal Rights Coalition (which became part of KAIROS in 2001) worked…

Post filed in: Executive Director

The COP27 report from the KAIROS and FLC delegation is out now!

April 3, 2023

A report on the KAIROS / For the Love of Creation delegation to COP27 is now available. The report from this 10-person delegation framed around decolonizing climate action details key outcomes impacts on public engagement in Canada, media coverage, lessons…

Post filed in: COP27, Ecological Justice

MPs pass long-awaited legislation to tackle environmental racism in Canada

March 31, 2023

Advocates celebrate milestone, call on Senate to prioritize Bill C-226 OTTAWA| TRADITIONAL, UNCEDED TERRITORY OF THE ALGONQUIN ANISHNAABEG PEOPLE – Advocates for social justice and equity, environmental protection and public health celebrate passage of Bill C-226, the National Strategy on…

Post filed in: Ecological Justice

Never a Better Time

March 31, 2023

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, 2022, they hosted a workshop called, “Creation Care in our Places of Prayer: Energy…

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

KAIROS at UNCSW67 – Tackling the gender digital divide

March 24, 2023

Women and girls face a digital divide. There has been no framework to address this – until now.  On March 18, Member States at the UN 67th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW67) agreed to an…

Post filed in: Gender Justice/Women of Courage

“Inspiring and humbling.” UN women’s events lead discussion on digital access and security

March 24, 2023

I attended the 67th UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW67) during its first week: March 6-11, along with Lucy Talgieh, the Women’s Project Coordinator at Wi’am: Palestinian Conflict Transformation Center and a KAIROS Women of Courage: Women, Peace…

Post filed in: Gender Justice/Women of Courage

Technology, cyber space and total isolation – UNCSW67

March 23, 2023

I could not guarantee my arrival to the UN Commission on the Status of Women (UNCSW67). I do not take the trip and journey to New York with ease.   I do not take for granted how many people, organizations and…

Post filed in: Gender Justice/Women of Courage