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Spirited Reflection: Shifting from human-centred to ecological-centred 

January 9, 2017

What will be the condition of earth for our grandchildren and great grandchildren? What kind of world will they inherit? It depends on our engagement now in trying to understand our ecological problems. This has been called ecological guidance –…

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Meeting at the intersection, discussing with Jennifer Henry on the World Social Forum

August 22, 2016

Jennifer Henry is Executive Director of KAIROS: Canadian Ecumenical Justice Initiatives. She participated as a panelist in the workshop “Laudato Si‘, a Call for Change” co-organized by CIDSE, Development and Peace and Franciscans International. On that occasion she reflected on…

Post filed in: Ecological Justice, Executive Director, Spirited Reflections

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KAIROS plays key role in World Council of Churches North American Hearings on Poverty, Wealth and Ecology.

November 15, 2011

From November 6th to 11th, representatives from churches in Canada and the United States, joined by guests from every continent, met in Calgary, Alberta for a consultation convened by the World Council of Churches on issues of poverty, wealth and…

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Poverty, Wealth and Ecology in Canada

September 27, 2013

A study for the Alternative Globalization Addressing People and the Earth (AGAPE) program of the World Council of Churches. Abstract: Poverty persists in Canada amidst apparent wealth generated in particular by the petroleum and financial industries. Inequality in income distribution…

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Spirited Reflection: Revaluing Creation – Looking towards Earth Day

April 9, 2018

Humans put value on Creation based on what it can do for us – how can it feed us? How can we sell it to grow the economy? This attitude – our present development model – has led to the…

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MEDIA ADVISORY: Reconciliation in the Watershed comes to London; October 14

October 3, 2017

Local residents invited to renew relationships with watershed & Indigenous peoples (London; ON) – Connecting the local ecology with Indigenous rights; and identifying ways to renew relationships with Indigenous peoples and the Thames River watershed are some of the expected…

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The Great Turning: A Path toward Life by Mark Hathaway

September 2, 2014

Inspired by a passage from Romans, Mark Hathaway tell us that rather than working for change based on what we should not do, or even out of guilt or fear, work for the Great Turning that will be sustainable and…

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MEDIA ADVISORY: Reconciliation in the Watershed comes to Tatamagouche, September 16

September 6, 2017

Local residents invited to renew relationships with watershed & Indigenous peoples (Ottawa, ON) – Connecting the local ecology with Indigenous rights, and identifying ways to renew relationships with Indigenous peoples and the Tatamagouche watershed are some of the expected outcomes…

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KAIROS’ Ecological Justice Coordinator to deliver climate reflection at World Day of Prayer 2018, March 2 in Toronto

February 22, 2018

(Toronto, ON) – A reflection on the impacts of climate change and actions to preserve Creation for the next generation will be delivered by Beth Lorimer, KAIROS Canada’s Ecological Justice Program Coordinator during the World Day of Prayer 2018 at…

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The Road to San Marcos

November 21, 2013

In her first blog from Guatemala, Tanis Desjarlais from Kawacatoose First Nation in Saskatchewan explains how she found hope and inspiration on the road to San Marcos.

Post filed in: Ecological Justice, Latin America, Women of Courage

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MEDIA ADVISORY: Reconciliation in the Watershed comes to Regina, October 21

October 4, 2017

Local residents invited to renew relationships with watershed & Indigenous peoples (Regina, SK) – Connecting the local ecology with Indigenous rights, and identifying ways to renew relationships with Indigenous peoples and the Southern Saskatchewan watersheds are some of the expected…

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Human rights ombudsperson will bring long-awaited accountability to Canadian mining

February 14, 2018

The government has an opportunity to entrust the ombudsperson with the responsibility to ensure that the rights of women and girls are respected, that resource extraction does not result in increased gender-based violence, and that the unique perspective and concerns…

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MEDIA ADVISORY: Reconciliation in the Watershed comes to Guelph, October 28

October 9, 2017

Local residents invited to renew relationships with watershed & Indigenous peoples (Toronto, ON) – Connecting the local ecology with Indigenous rights, and identifying ways to renew relationships with Indigenous peoples and the Grand River Watershed are some of the expected…

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Northern Gateway Approval: Reconciliation Postponed

June 19, 2014

Late in the day on June 17, with little fanfare but much anticipation among Indigenous communities, the environmental sector, and the oil industry, the federal government approved construction of the Northern Gateway pipeline. The government has, in the decision, placed…

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Sustainability: Embodying an Ecological Worldview

June 27, 2010

Today the word “sustainability” can be heard on the lips of economists, environmentalists, politicians, and industrialists alike. Does “sustainability” mean the sam e thing to all of them? When economists talk about sustainable growth they are usually referring to the…

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Abundance of Life in Reconciled Relationships by George C. George

March 16, 2015

George C. George, student at Emmanuel College, tells us that we’re to not be “ecological exiles”, but embrace the abundance of life that is reconciled with God’s creation.

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Faith, Economy, Migration: Exploring the Connections

November 26, 2013

Alfredo Barahona is representing KAIROS at the Ecumenical Dialogue of the Americas on Faith, Economy and Migrations in Quito, Ecuador from November 27 to December 1. Organized and hosted by the Latin American Council of Churches (CLAI), one of KAIROS’…

Post filed in: Ecological Justice, Migrant Justice

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World Day of Prayer 2018 focuses on climate change

March 2, 2018

Photo by Tali Folkins: Beth Lorimer, Ecological Justice Program Coordinator for KAIROS Canada, delivers a reflection at a service for World Day of Prayer 2018 at St. Andrew’s United Church, Toronto, Friday, March 2. Our exploitative attitude toward creation has…

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MEDIA ADVISORY: Reconciliation in Our Watershed comes to Halifax, October 14

October 3, 2017

Local residents invited to renew relationships with watershed & Indigenous peoples (Halifax, NS) – Connecting the local ecology with Indigenous rights, and identifying ways to renew relationships with Indigenous peoples and the Mahone-Halifax watershed are some of the expected outcomes…

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Tailings Ponds: A Toxic Legacy for South Brook?

December 20, 2012

A dam breach in the tailings pond of the defunct Gullbridge copper mine in central Newfoundland has reinforced for me that all of our work here at KAIROS is connected.  I often explain KAIROS in a kind of shorthand –…

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Ecumenical Conference on Mining – Final Statement

May 5, 2011

(Conferencia Ecuménica sobre Minería >>) Gathered under a banner bearing Psalm 24’s reminder – “The Earth is God’s, and all that is in it” – about 150 people from all parts of the Earth considered the impact of Canadian mining…

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Western Tour: Yellowknife – Land of the Midnight Sun

June 16, 2010

At this time of year the sun literally never sets in Yellowknife and after a long, cold, dark winter it’s easy to understand why people may shun indoor events. Nevertheless, on Tuesday night a committed group of people chose to…

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KAIROS Times: September 2017

September 12, 2017

Seeds of Truth – stories from the KAIROS Guatemala Youth Exchange Op-ed: How we can start to walk the path of reconciliation? KAIROS Reconciliation in the Watershed Workshop Series Join us for Orange Shirt Day, September 30 Season of Creation…

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Remembering John Dillon

June 26, 2017

KAIROS is shocked and deeply saddened by the sudden loss of our dear friend and colleague John Dillon. John served the Canadian churches in ecumenical social justice for 44 years. He was a researcher, writer, analyst, but most importantly a…

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