Ecological grief, or feelings of hopelessness and anxiety about the planet’s health, is a mental health issue related to ecological loss and a changing natural environment. One way to address ecological grief is by highlighting the behavioural changes that individuals…

April 22, 2019 — Ecological Justice


NEW VIDEO- On Earth Day, Canadian faith leaders issue urgent plea for climate action

April 18, 2019

Unceded Algonquin Territory [OTTAWA]/ Territory of the Huron-Wendat, Seneca, Petun, and Mississaugas of the Credit Indigenous Peoples [TORONTO] (April 18, 2019) — On Earth Day 2019, Christians leaders from across Canada have come together to issue an urgent call to…

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KAIROS calls for an investigation into the mass killings in Negros Oriental province, the Philippines

April 16, 2019

KAIROS shares the concerns of our partner the National Council of Churches in the Philippines (NCCP) on the killing of 14 people in Negros Oriental province, on 30 March. There is a huge discrepancy between the testimony of local witnesses…

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Easter 2019 video: Where do you see new life?

April 16, 2019

Dear Friends, I invite you to watch KAIROS’ 2019 Easter video: Where do you see new life? Please share it with your family, friends, congregation and community. Post it on Facebook or tweet it. If you attend a church, consider…

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Tune in and listen to this Atlantic School of Theology podcast, featuring Kenn Stright talking about Streams of Justice

April 12, 2019

Watch and listen to this Atlantic School of Theology podcast as Kenn Stright, a retired Presbyterian Minister, past KAIROS Atlantic Regional Representative, and member of the planning team for Streams of Justice: Atlantic Gathering 2019 discusses faith and activism and the unique…

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Spirited Reflection on Palm Sunday: Shouting Stones–discerning when and how to speak out, facing the evidence

April 11, 2019

NRSV Luke – 19:37-40 As Jesus was now approaching the path down from the Mount of Olives, the whole multitude of the disciples began to praise God joyfully with a loud voice for all the deeds of power that they…

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An Independent and Empowered CORE is at the core of corporate accountability and gender justice

April 10, 2019

On Monday, April 8, the federal government appointed the Canadian Ombudsperson for Responsible Business Enterprise (CORE), but failed to create an independent office with real powers to investigate abuses and redress harms caused by Canadian companies operating abroad, essentially breaking…

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Canadian Government reneges on promise to create Independent Corporate Human Rights Watchdog

April 8, 2019

KAIROS joins members of the Canadian Network on Corporate Accountability (CNCA) in expressing profound disappointment at the failure of the Government of Canada to fulfill its promise of an independent Ombudsperson with the power to investigate. The Government of Canada…

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Spirited Reflection: And hatred is not a form of love

April 5, 2019

I marvel how some religious communities justify exclusion and hatred as an expression of the divine command to love. Love does not insist on its own way, but policies of exclusion and expressions of hatred are somehow based on insistence….

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KAIROS Times: April 2019

April 5, 2019

Hot off the press! The April 2019 KAIROS Times Newsletter.

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BC-Yukon KAIROS Network Gathering invites you on April 26-27

April 5, 2019

No Passengers on Spaceship Earth: Stories of Resistance, Courage and Faith Greetings BC-Yukon friends of KAIROS, BC-Yukon KAIROS network is hosting a gathering in Vancouver – April 26th and 27th, 2019. You’re invited to come join with other activists motivated by…

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Time is running out for an Independent Ombudsperson with power to Investigate…

April 4, 2019

… Join thousands in calling on the Government to keep its Promise KAIROS Executive Director, Jennifer Henry, has joined key leaders from diverse sectors in Canada’s labour, human rights, and development communities,  in writing a public letter to the Minister…

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Chat with Activists: Emma Seamone on activism and why she exists

April 3, 2019

Emma Seamone is an environmental activist and candidate for ministry in the United Church of Canada. She is currently taking the Atlantic School of Theology’s summer distance program, which has her leading the Bocabec, McAdam, and Upper Mills United Churches…

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KAIROS Partnership with Wi’am

April 3, 2019

Wi’am: the Palestinian Conflict Transformation Center is a respected, longstanding KAIROS partner, committed to peace building and human rights. For many years, it has received support not only from Canadian church and church related groups, such as the United Church…

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Chat with Activists: Kenn Stright on passionate activism

April 1, 2019

Kenn Stright has worked tirelessly for social and ecological rights for more than 40 years. A retired Presbyterian Minister, and past KAIROS Atlantic Regional Representative, Kenn is on the planning team for Streams of Justice: Atlantic Gathering 2019. We recently…

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Chat with Activists: Hannah Gehrels on shaping change for the better

April 1, 2019

Originally from Thunder Bay, Hannah Gehrels makes Charlottetown her home. Hannah has a Masters in Biology from the University of Prince Edward Island, and currently runs an outdoor program for kids called Wild Child Forest School Program through the Sierra…

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Spirited Reflection: The outsider insider perspective- how a KBE changed me

March 29, 2019

I am a settler in Canada and having immigrated from India about a year ago, I felt a longing need not just to belong here, but also to be able to connect with the cultural and historical past of this…

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Budget 2019: KAIROS analysis

March 28, 2019

While Budget 2019 contains encouraging investments in Indigenous communities and the transition to a clean energy economy, it falls short in many other areas. What follows is an assessment of what Budget 2019 means for issues related to the KAIROS…

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Time for Streams of Justice: KAIROS Atlantic Gathering 2019

March 28, 2019

Connect with those committed to making Atlantic Canada and the country a fairer and more sustainable place. Whether you are new to activism and want to test the waters or are a long-time change-maker seeking to broaden your network and…

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Regional news – Thank you Janet Gray!

March 28, 2019

As a community we offer a huge ‘Thank you’ to Janet Gray for 6 years of dedicated and creative service in the role of KAIROS British Columbia Yukon Regional Representative. There are many, many volunteers across the country who give…

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Urgent Action: It’s time to ramp up the pressure for an Ombudsperson!

March 25, 2019

We still need your help! We need you to take action again to call on the government to live up to its promise to create an independent Ombudperson with the power to compel documents and to investigate. In January, on…

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Streams of Justice E1B2 Contest

March 25, 2019

KAIROS is bringing grassroots activists together at the Atlantic Gathering- Streams of Justice, for 3 days in Sackville, New Brunswick. This is your chance to be amidst changemakers and learn the skills needed to be a young leader, a new…

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Reflections on the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (CSW63)

March 25, 2019

I have just returned from an intense week at the United Nations Commission on Status of Women (CSW63) forum with Agnes Petia, Coordinator of the South Sudan Council of Churches National Women’s Programme (SSCC-NWP). The CSW’s priority theme this year…

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Trailblazer: Cowessess First Nation solar and wind project

March 22, 2019

Cowessess First Nation, located 140 kilometres east of Regina commissioned their latest renewable energy project in October 2018. Ready to show the immense power of two forms of renewable energy combined, solar and wind, the community has established an innovative…

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Spirited Reflection: Salmon lament

March 22, 2019

Lent is about taking time to look at what lies heavy on our hearts. To acknowledge these things and then reflect on the ways in which our lives could change to create space and opportunity for new perspective and renewed…

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