Archive for April 2023

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…

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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