Archive for 2024

KAIROS Times: June 2024

June 10, 2024

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Enriching gathering in Mi’kma’ki feeds the work of KAIROS Indigenous Rights Circle and Partners

June 5, 2024

In April, KAIROS Indigenous Rights Circle (KIRC) held enriching meetings and site visits at Millbrook First Nation in Mi’kma’ki. The three-day gathering was held at the Millbrook Cultural and Heritage Centre which houses several displays of Mi’kmaw history and culture….

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A Miracle Story of Repatriation

June 5, 2024

On our first day of the KAIROS Indigenous Rights Circle meeting on Millbrook First Nation in Truro, Nova Scotia, April 3, we listened in awe to the story of Heather Stevens, Manager of the Millbrook Cultural and Heritage Centre, recounting the…

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Uphold inherent sacredness to end the cycle of violence: the heart of the Canadian Gaza Ceasefire Pilgrimage

June 5, 2024

“A belief in the sacredness of life and that all people deserve to live in dignity and safety is what brings us here today,” said Leah Reesor-Keller, KAIROS’ Transitional Executive Director, in her opening remarks during the press conference on…

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A season of connection, a season of change – Indigenous Peoples Month Reflection

June 5, 2024

Summer solstice quickly approaches. This is a time of great meaning for Indigenous Peoples. The day isn’t simply a day to mark the longest day of the year, the beginning of summer and the time for barbeques and beaches. Like…

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KAIROS’ unionized staff go national!

June 5, 2024

Local 4557 has represented KAIROS’ workers (non-management) since the organization’s beginning. KAIROS’ and the Local’s first collective agreement was ratified in April 2003.  CUPE – which stands for the Canadian Union of Public Employees – is Canada’s largest union, representing…

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A big win and possible win for migrant workers

June 4, 2024

KAIROS celebrates Canada’s announcement that it will offer permanent residency to migrant caregivers upon arrival in Canada, while holding its breath in anticipation of an announcement of a regularization program for people who are undocumented.  Permanant residency for migrant caregivers…

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Strengthening Voices for a Just Transition – Saskatoon Community Dialogue

June 4, 2024

On May 25, KAIROS hosted the first of four community dialogues on just transition at the Wanuskewin Centre in Treaty 6 Territory and the homeland of the Métis. The dialogue was convened as part of KAIROS’ Strengthening Voices for a Just…

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Lara’s spirit walks on

May 30, 2024

By Luke Stocking Lara’s spirit walks on (catholicregister.org)

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Christian leaders urge Canada to end cycle of violence in Israel and Palestine

May 23, 2024

In January, the International Court of Justice ordered Israel to take measures to prevent acts of genocide in the Gaza Strip. The government of Israel is not following this order. Since the ICJ’s ruling, about 9,000 Gazans have been killed,…

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Media Release:Canadian church leaders walk to Parliament Hill for sustained Gaza ceasefire, May 22

May 21, 2024

(Unceded Algonquin Territory [Ottawa, ON]) – In a call for a lasting and just peace in the Middle East, leaders from several national churches will converge on Parliament Hill on May 22, at the end of a Week of Action…

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Communiqué de Presse:Des dirigeant·e·s d’Églises canadiennes marchent vers la Colline du Parlement pour réclamer un cessez-le-feu durable à Gaza, le 22 mai

May 21, 2024

(Territoire algonquin non cédé [Ottawa, ON]) – Dans un appel à une paix juste et durable au Moyen-Orient, des dirigeantes de plusieurs Églises nationales convergeront vers la Colline du Parlement le 22 mai, à la fin d’une semaine d’action qui…

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Avis aux médias: Les responsables d’églises nationales se réunissent demain sur la Colline du Parlement

May 21, 2024

(Territoire algonquin non cédé [Ottawa, ON]). Partout au Canada, des congrégations et des communautés de foi se mobilisent pour une paix juste en Palestine et en Israël en participant à des pèlerinages locaux – en marchant ou en roulant ensemble…

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Media advisory: National church leaders gather on Parliament Hill tomorrow

May 21, 2024

(Unceded Algonquin Territory [Ottawa, ON]) – Across Canada, congregations and communities of faith are mobilizing for a just peace in Palestine and Israel by participating in local pilgrimages – walking or rolling together for all or part of 41 kilometres,…

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Avis aux médias: Les dirigeants des Églises nationales délivrent un message de paix sur Gaza à la Tribune de la presse nationale, le 22 mai

May 16, 2024

(Territoire algonquin non cédé [Ottawa, ON]). Des dirigeants d’Églises canadiennes se rendront sur la Colline du Parlement le 22 mai pour exhorter les parlementaires à soutenir la construction d’une paix durable en Palestine et en Israël. Ils font partie d’un…

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Media advisory: National church leaders deliver peace message on Gaza at National Press Gallery, May 22

May 16, 2024

(Unceded Algonquin Territory [Ottawa, ON]) – Canadian church leaders will arrive on Parliament Hill on May 22 to urge Parliamentarians to support sustainable peacebuilding in Palestine and Israel. They are part of a cross Canada movement of churches calling for…

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Media release: Canadian church leaders walk to Parliament Hill for sustained Gaza ceasefire, May 22

May 8, 2024

(Unceded Algonquin Territory [Ottawa, ON]) – In a call for a lasting and just peace in the Middle East, leaders from several national churches will converge on Parliament Hill on May 22, at the end of a Week of Action…

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Communiqué de Presse: Des dirigeant·e·s d’Églises canadiennes marchent vers la Colline du Parlement pour réclamer un cessez-le-feu durable à Gaza, le 22 mai

May 8, 2024

(Territoire algonquin non cédé [Ottawa, ON]) – Dans un appel à une paix juste et durable au Moyen-Orient, des dirigeant·e·s de plusieurs Églises nationales convergeront vers la Colline du Parlement le 22 mai, à la fin d’une semaine d’action qui…

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Remembering our Stolen Sisters, May 5

May 1, 2024

Time passes. Each second, tick, tick, tick. Time, a system of existence from the past, through the present and into the future. I will understand if you never forgive me. Forgive me for not being able to find you. One…

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Press Advisory: National church leaders bring Gaza Ceasefire Pilgrimages to Parliament Hill on May 22

May 1, 2024

(Unceded Algonquin Territory [Ottawa, ON]) – Across Canada, congregations and communities of faith are mobilizing for a just peace in Palestine and Israel by participating in local pilgrimages – walking or rolling together for all or part of 41 kilometres,…

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Avis aux médias : Les dirigeantes des églises nationales amènent les pèlerinages pour le cessez-le-feu à Gaza sur la Colline du Parlement le 22 mai

May 1, 2024

(Territoire algonquin non cédé [Ottawa, ON]). Partout au Canada, des congrégations et des communautés de foi se mobilisent en faveur d’une paix juste en Palestine et en Israël en participant à des pèlerinages locaux, en marchant ou en roulant ensemble…

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KAIROS reviews Budget 2024

April 23, 2024

While the federal government offered some good news in Budget 2024, which it announced on April 16, it also presented disappointments for KAIROS’ program areas.   We are told that Budget 2024 is an attempted balancing act of spending increases…

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

KAIROS urges Canada to regularize the undocumented and end indentured labour

April 3, 2024

Once again, KAIROS is calling on Canada to regularize the undocumented and end indentured labour and slavery in Canada by closing the Temporary Foreign Worker Program as soon as possible.  On March 26, Leah Reesor-Keller, KAIROS’ Transitional Executive Director sent a…

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Call for Applications – Join KAIROS’ Strengthening Voices for a Just Transition Project

April 3, 2024

Are you concerned about climate change and a just transition?  As the world transitions from its dependence on fossil fuels, so much work needs to be done to ensure our communities are supported and policymakers held accountable.     As we…

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A season of change at KAIROS

April 3, 2024

KAIROS is in a season of transition. As the new Chair of the KAIROS Steering Committee, I am excited to be part of the evolution of this remarkable organization. After more than 20 years under the administration of the United…

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Leah Reesor-Keller named Transitional Executive Director at KAIROS

April 3, 2024

(Toronto – Treaty 13 with the Mississaugas of the Credit) – The KAIROS Steering Committee is happy to announce that Leah Reesor-Keller, KAIROS’ Interim Executive Director, has accepted an offer to extend her time with KAIROS Canada for an additional…

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