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Christians join social movements in calls for debt cancellation and action on climate change

October 14, 2021

The climate crisis and the COVID-19 pandemic are adding to the debt burdens of countries in the global South.   Many countries need to transition away from use of fossil fuels, as well as to mitigate or prevent damage from severe storms, fires, and floods….

Post filed in: Ecological Justice

KAIROS Times: October 2021

October 7, 2021

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Musings from a hopeful: a commitment to witness in the Philippines

October 6, 2021

Many times, I have encountered the phrase “hope springs eternal” from colleagues and fellow advocates since I started working with church people, peace advocates and human rights defenders. This seems to be the rally cry for peace advocates who faithfully remain committed to achieving a just and…

Post filed in: Asia-Pacific, Gender Justice/Women of Courage

Giving thanks to migrant workers, meaningfully

October 4, 2021

Migrant workers were very much present in Leamington when I drove through its streets one Sunday in September. It was their day off, and they were busily grocery shopping, banking and socializing.    These workers are vital to this agricultural community, located south of Windsor and home to the…

Post filed in: Migrant Justice

Communiqué de presse : Le projet de renforcement des travailleurs migrants de KAIROS reçoit un nouveau financement fédéral

October 1, 2021

Le gouvernement du Canada injecte 1,896 M$ dans le projet de KAIROS pour le renforcement des travailleuses et travailleurs migrants pendant la COVID-19  (Ottawa – territoire non cédé des peuples Algonquins Anishnaabek  Le gouvernement du Canada a accordé à KAIROS Canada une subvention de 1 896 308 millions de dollars pour poursuivre son projet de renforcement…

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Comunicado de prensa: Proyecto para empoderamiento de trabajadores migrantes de KAIROS recibe nuevos fondos del gobierno federal

October 1, 2021

El Gobierno de Canadá otorga $1.896 millones para proyecto Empoderamiento de Trabajadores Extranjeros Temporales durante COVID-19   (Ottawa – territorio no cedido del Pueblo Indígena Algonquin Anishnaabek) – El Gobierno de Canadá le ha otorgado a KAIROS Canadá un monto de $ 1,896,308 para continuar su exitoso…

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MEDIA RELEASE: KAIROS’ empowering migrant workers project receives new federal funding

October 1, 2021

Government of Canada injects $1.896M into KAIROS’ Empowering Temporary Foreign Workers during COVID-19 project (Ottawa – unceded territory of the Algonquin Anishnaabek (original) People’s) – The Government of Canada has awarded KAIROS Canada $1,896,308 to continue its successful Empowering Temporary Foreign Workers during COVID-19 project to support…

Post filed in: Migrant Justice

#KAIROSClimateAction month wrap up

September 30, 2021

Today is the last day of Climate Action Month! Thank you for following us this month on our collective journey of learning and action for the climate. Today, we also commemorate the first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation in…

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Nature-based climate solutions #KAIROSClimateAction

September 29, 2021

In the recent federal election, every major political party in Canada had commitments to conserving and protecting ecosystems in Canada as part of their solutions for addressing climate change. Some committed to investments in planting trees, restoring wetlands and grasslands,…

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Spirited Reflection: Orange Shirt Day and National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

September 28, 2021

A growing, Indigenous-led, grassroots movement has claimed September 30 as Orange Shirt Day – a day to remember and honour the students of Residential Schools – since 2013. This year the federal government has responded to TRC Call to Action 80 and…

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Human Rights and Environmental Due Diligence Legislation in Canada #KAIROSClimateAction

September 28, 2021

Achieving climate justice requires a transformation away from the destructive and extractive model of economic development which dominates the world today to one where humanity lives within its natural limits, upholds human rights, and lives in right relationship with all living…

Post filed in: Corporate Accountability, Ecological Justice

Wolastoqiyik and Mi’kmaq Grandmothers protect land and water

September 27, 2021

In commemoration of the first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation this week, KAIROS is honoured to launch “Wolastoqiyik and Mi’kmaq Grandmothers-Land/Water Defenders Sharing and Learning Circle: Generating Knowledge for Action,” a report written by Sherry Pictou and share two Stories of Courage videos created by…

Post filed in: Gender Justice/Women of Courage

MEDIA RELEASE: Indigenous Grandmothers shut out of resource development consultations: report

September 27, 2021

New Atlantic-based report offers witness accounts of discrimination and harm against Indigenous communities by extraction projects  (Ottawa – Unceded territory of the Algonquin Anishnaabek (original) People’s) – Resource projects in Atlantic Canada (Wolastoqiyik and Mi’kmaq territories) discriminate against and harm Indigenous women, even…

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Intro to climate solutions week: Listening to Indigenous wisdom #KAIROSClimateAction

September 27, 2021

Over the last couple of weeks, we have explored several issues related to climate justice including ending the proliferation of fossil fuels, upholding Indigenous rights, making reparations for ecological debt and so much more. In these last days of Climate Action…

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From the archives: Resistance to BC’s Site C Dam Gaining Momentum #KAIROSClimateAction

September 26, 2021

KAIROS is celebrating 20 years of spirited action for justice. In reflecting on KAIROS’ accomplishments, every Sunday during Climate Action Month, we have featured seminal KAIROS research and writing that continues to shape and influence our climate justice work today….

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Connect with Creation: make an earth altar #KAIROSClimateAction

September 25, 2021

Every Saturday during Climate Action Month, we have invited you to take time to connect with Creation and share your moment of connection with us using #KAIROSClimateAction. For the month’s last Saturday, Susie Henderson invites you to create your own earth altar.   Create…

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Global Day of Action! #KAIROSClimateAction

September 24, 2021

Today we mark the Global Climate Strike – also known as the Global Day of Climate Action. Fridays for Future (FFF) started this youth-led global climate strike movement in August 2018, when 15-year-old Greta Thunberg began a school strike for climate. She…

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Celebrating migrant workers in Leamington, ON

September 23, 2021

On Sunday, September 12, the KAIROS Canada Migrant Justice team traveled to Leamington, Ontario to celebrate Grito de Dolores, or Mexico’s Independence Day. Hosted by the Migrant Worker Community Program, the event was an opportunity for migrant workers from the farms around Leamington to enjoy the summer evening, relax, listen to…

Post filed in: Migrant Justice

Climate-induced displacement #KAIROSClimateAction

September 23, 2021

“Who qualifies as a refugee is a matter of debate…for those who’ve fled climate change, current law has little to offer.”  Sarah Stillman, New Yorker staff writer According to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, “hazards resulting from the increasing intensity…

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Climate change and food security #KAIROSClimateAction

September 22, 2021

As we know, climate change is already having devastating impacts on ecosystems, particularly in the Global South. These impacts affect food systems as well and as a result add additional threats to human well-being.  This year, the Primate’s World Relief and…

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Standing with partners on the International Day of Peace

September 21, 2021

The United Nations International Day of Peace (IPD), celebrated on September 21, is devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace, both within and among all nations and peoples. The 2021 theme is “recovering better for an equitable and sustainable world”. …

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

Polluters & Plunderers: The Roots of Africa’s Crises #KAIROSClimateAction

September 21, 2021

On World Environment Day this year, KAIROS partner WoMin African Alliance launched the first in a series of animated short films – Polluters & Plunderers: The Roots of Africa’s Crises. This animated film tells part of the story of how rural, peasant and working-class communities across…

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Intro to global climate justice week #KAIROSClimateAction

September 20, 2021

What is climate justice? Today we enter week 4 of Climate Action Month and focus our attention on global climate justice. This week, KAIROS will look at elements of global climate justice in more detail, including resource extraction, food security, climate…

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From the archives: Is Durban the world’s last, best hope to avoid climate disaster? #KAIROSClimateAction

September 19, 2021

As we enter Global Climate Justice Week, we look back 10 years ago to COP17 in Durban, South Africa.  In the KAIROS Briefing Paper Is Durban the world’s last, best hope to avoid climate disaster?, John Dillon and Jim Davis analyze the…

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Take a sacred pause #KAIROSClimateAction

September 18, 2021

Every Saturday during Climate Action Month, we invite you to take time to connect with Creation. We’ll offer some resources to guide these moments of connection, but you are welcome to connect in any way that brings you joy, rest…

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Indigenous resistance against carbon #KAIROSClimateAction

September 17, 2021

“Advocacy and direct action by Indigenous Peoples in opposition to threats to lands, waters, air, and future generations are not optional measures by those that adhere and live by traditional Indigenous knowledge. They are obligations.”Indigenous Resistance Against Carbon, 2021 The…

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