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A reprint of Indigenous Wisdom: Living in Harmony with Mother Earth

September 25, 2017

KAIROS is proud to offer a reprint  Indigenous Wisdom: Living in Harmony with Mother Earth. It was written by John Dillon, who died on June 5, 2017. Of all the writings he left behind, John was most proud of this…

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Indigenous Wisdom: Living in Harmony with Mother Earth (pdf) (2017)

This new KAIROS publication explores how the ancestral wisdom of the Indigenous peoples of the Americas can guide us as we face unprecedented challenges from climate change and related ecological crises. The resource explores Andean peoples’ teachings on how to…

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Indigenous Wisdom: Living in Harmony with Mother Earth (print) (2017)

This new KAIROS publication explores how the ancestral wisdom of the Indigenous peoples of the Americas can guide us as we face unprecedented challenges from climate change and related ecological crises. The resource explores Andean peoples’ teachings on how to…

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Indigenous Wisdom: Living in Harmony with Mother Earth – Policy Briefing Paper #39

October 16, 2014

This summary of our longer study on how the ancestral wisdom of the Indigenous peoples of the Americas can guide us as we face unprecedented challenges from climate change and related ecological crises is now available as a Briefing Paper….

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Gender Justice – Honouring Indigenous Women’s Wisdom

VIDEO PLAYLIST: Gender Justice – Honouring Indigenous Women’s Wisdom Several of the delegates in the Honouring Indigenous Women’s Wisdom delegation participated in a panel discussion on May 21, 2014. From Canada to Guatemala to the Philippines: Honouring Indigenous Women’s Wisdom…

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Indigenous women from Canada and the Global South unite at the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Rights to defend the rights of their communities

May 15, 2014

Toronto, ON – Canadian Indigenous leaders will join their counterparts from Guatemala, the Philippines, Nicaragua and Panama for the Honouring Indigenous Women’s delegation to the 13th UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII), May 19-23 to deepen the understanding of…

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TRC Reflection Day 1- Wisdom

March 27, 2014

On Day 1 of the TRC National Event in Edmonton, KAIROS youth delegates Elyse Brazel and Jesse Root reflect on how acknowledging the existence of many “truths” is an important step on the road to reconciliation.

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STREAMS OF JUSTICE

Now is your chance…build skills and relationships, contribute your gifts…join a movement! Creating a climate for peace and social action Equipping new and renewed advocates Learning and working together for change Streams of Justice is your opportunity to delve deeper…

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Spirited Reflection: Getting past ecological grief

October 12, 2018

On a cool, windy afternoon in early September, speakers took to the microphone at Waterloo Public Square joining people on seven continents to “Rise for Climate.” When two young adults took their turns, their tears and cracked voices stirred something…

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KAIROS Times: October 2017

October 6, 2017

Winds of Change in Manitoba and BC Action: Contact your MP to support UNDRIP bill 10th Anniversary of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples KAIROS Reconciliation in the Watershed Workshop Series: registration is now open Indigenous and…

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A Call to Conversion(s): Spirited Reflection by Jennifer Henry, Executive Director, KAIROS

May 5, 2016

Photo of  KAIROS Elements of Justice Intergenerational Event in North Vancouver, October 2015, taken by Matthew Dueck. I believe at this time in our country and in our world, our faith calls us to twin conversions.  The first is an…

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Winds of Change: Endorsements

Campaign Endorsements In June of 2015, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (TRC) released 94 Calls to Action to guide us towards a repaired relationship between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples and a more just and equitable future. The TRC…

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ECOLOGICAL JUSTICE

KAIROS is committed to a vision of ecological justice where humanity lives within natural limits, in connected relation to all of creation. Ecological justice includes social justice–participation in decision making and sustainable use of natural resources–and requires putting the economy…

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Caring For All Creation: Towards the Healing and Fullness of Our Lands, Waters and Communities

March 4, 2014

KAIROS, BC Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada, and others are co-sponsoring a six week study on Caring for All Creation. Find out how you can participate in person in Victoria and Vancouver, or online from anywhere!

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Gendered Impacts of Resource Extraction at KAIROS

In 2014, KAIROS: Canadian Ecumenical Justice Initiatives and Horizons of Friendship organized a delegation of eight Indigenous women from Canada, the Philippines, and Central America to attend the 13th session of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII)…

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Spirited Reflection: Season of Creation

September 19, 2019

Not all Christians may be aware of it, but the period of September 1 to October 4 is recognized as the Season of Creation by most Christian Churches in the world. This yearly celebration of Creation seems to be such…

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Climate Action Month Day 6: Land-based healing

September 6, 2019

Land-based Healing has become a staple for Indigenous-led solutions. It is a way to learn about ceremonial protocols, lodge keeping, helping Elders, and appropriately honouring the gifts of plantkin spirits who so selflessly offer themselves. Plantkin ways of thinking and knowing about spirit includes…

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Land-based healing justice includes Climate Advocacy

September 6, 2019

There are several ways that we can contribute to Climate Advocacy. For some it will be through increased awareness of spending. For others, through work that honours the sacred spaces of the land we inhabit, and the cycles of life…

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Choose Life: Protecting our Oceans in these times

August 22, 2019

This reflection from the Christian tradition is drawn from a sermon at the Church of the Holy Trinity Toronto on August 18, 2019.  That sermon was based on four readings: “This day I call the heavens and the earth as…

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Spirited Reflection: Imagine

June 20, 2019

At a recent KAIROS Blanket Exercise (KBE), the facilitator commented that he often wonders what Canada would look like today if, instead of having forced Indigenous communities to adapt to colonial ways, the European colonists had assimilated the ways of…

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Communities coming together for Reconciliation

February 19, 2019

Reflections on the Blanket Exercise On June 9th, 2018, Vancouver Monthly Meeting gathered with the Vancouver Unitarian community on unceded Musqueam and Coast Salish territory in a beautiful intergenerational Blanket Exercise. The Blanket Exercise is a teaching tool developed by…

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The KAIROS Blanket Exercise goes to Alaska

June 21, 2018

Interest in the KAIROS Blanket Exercise (KBE) is growing beyond Canada’s borders In late May I traveled to Anchorage, Alaska with Lillian Underwood, an Indigenous KBE trainer and facilitator based in B.C., and my colleague, KBE Coordinator Sara Anderson, for…

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