KAIROS and the United Church of Canada have written an ecumenical letter to partners in the Philippines expressing solidarity, witness and support in the aftermath of the presidential and vice-presidential elections on May 9.   Our partners, including the National Council…

May 16, 2022 — Asia-Pacific


MEDIA RELEASE: KAIROS’ Empowering Temporary Foreign Workers during COVID-19 project will fund migrant justice program partners to September 30, 2022

May 11, 2022

(Ottawa – unceded territory of the Algonquin Anishnaabek (original) People’s) – The Government of Canada has extended the successful KAIROS-run Empowering Temporary Foreign Workers during COVID-19 (ETFW) project until September 30, 2022. The Government of Canada has provided an additional…

Post filed in: Media Releases, Migrant Justice

NEW! The Court Case of the Creatures by Bob Haverluck

May 4, 2022

New book for sale at KAIROS  For a fresh and funny look at the seriously important work of Reconciliation in the Watershed, immerse yourself in The Court Case of the Creatures by Bob Haverluck. This is a court case like…

Post filed in: Regional News

Help build political support for corporate accountability bills

May 3, 2022

For too long people who have been harmed by Canadian mining operations overseas have had little to no recourse due to lax corporate accountability and impunity – in the countries where the harms are committed, and in Canada too. Rather…

Post filed in: Corporate Accountability, Ecological Justice

Voting for change and human rights in the Philippines

May 3, 2022

Filipinos go to the polls on May 9 to elect a new leader and government. This could be a moment for positive change, or a continuation of well documented human rights violations that have escalated under President Durante’s regime.  The…

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

South Sudan Council of Churches Action Plan for Peace

April 29, 2022

A review to strengthen collective action to peace in South Sudan The South Sudan Council of Churches (SSCC), its Board of Trustees, and the Council’s global, regional and national partners have just concluded a three-day review and reflection on the…

Post filed in: Africa

Spirited Reflection: Through a different lens

April 29, 2022

We forget at times, that we are all light beings. Each connected to the other, connected to the Creator and to all who walk, crawl, swim, fly and grow upon Mother Earth. All are connected to you, and we are…

Post filed in: Spirited Reflections

Ecumenical letter urging Canada to protect freedom of worship

April 28, 2022

To protect access for all religions to places of worship in occupied East Jerusalem, and to condemn recent Israeli police attacks on worshippers at Al Aqsa Mosque   KAIROS, jointly with member churches and church agencies in Canada who work with…

Post filed in: Middle East

Love, Forgive and Give – Easter message for sharing

April 13, 2022

In 2022, we are personally and collectively navigating tense moments and hostile, unnerving global events. An enduring pandemic that has changed our lives and livelihoods; the rise in racism that continues to affront human dignity, rights and justice; exacerbated mental…

Post filed in: Executive Director

Pope’s long-awaited, historic apology for Catholic Church’s role in Indian Residential Schools important first step

April 4, 2022

The 24-hour Indian Residential Schools Crisis Line is available for anyone experiencing pain or distress as a result of their residential school experience or by the information in this report – 1.800.721.0066 / 1.866.925.4419  During the final, public audience with…

Post filed in: Indigenous Rights

Tabled: Two new bills asserting that Human Rights and Accountability are Non-negotiable

March 30, 2022

A people and planet first approach to business is long overdue. This is why KAIROS welcomes the tabling of two corporate accountability bills in the House of Commons today. These two bills seek to address deficiencies in the way Canada…

Post filed in: Corporate Accountability, Gender Justice/Women of Courage

Indigenous Women’s March in defense of land and natural resources in Brazil

March 28, 2022

Highlighting MERE Hub Brazil  Led by Indigenous women, Indigenous people mobilized in 2021 to counter governmental attempts to further dispossess and displace them of their lands and territories. The Brazilian government is seeking to open large areas to both domestic…

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

KAIROS launches new resources for the health and safety of migrant agricultural workers

March 24, 2022

KAIROS Canada’s Empowering Temporary Foreign Worker (ETFW) Project will be hosting a special event to launch new resources for temporary foreign workers. These resources, developed with community partners in the project across Ontario and the Maritimes, represent a diverse range…

Post filed in: Migrant Justice

The urgency to defend water from corporate abuse

March 22, 2022

Canada’s weak corporate accountability laws are threatening communities for protecting the water that sustains them. Water is critical for life. Why, then, are Canadian extractive companies allowed to threaten it and those who defend it? Today is World Water Day…

Post filed in: Corporate Accountability, Ecological Justice

L’événement ONU virtuel de KAIROS mettra en lumière le rôle clé des femmes dans la paix et le développement durable, 22 mars

March 8, 2022

8 mars 2022 (Journée Internationale de la Femme)  Toronto – Traité no 13 avec les Mississaugas du Crédit  QUOI  L’intersection des conflits, de la crise climatique et de l’injustice économique et du rôle puissant des femmes dans la paix et…

Post filed in: En français, Media Releases

KAIROS virtual UN event to spotlight women’s key role in peace and sustainable development, March 22

March 8, 2022

March 8, 2022 (International Women’s Day)  Toronto – Treaty 13 with the Mississaugas of the Credit  WHAT  The intersection of conflict, the climate crisis and economic injustice and women’s powerful role in peace and sustainable development, will be the focus…

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This International Women’s Day register for a Women of Courage workshop at the UNCSW66

March 7, 2022

FRANÇAIS | ESPAÑOL | ENGLISH | Joignez-vous à nous pour un atelier sur les Femmes de Courage lors de la Commission des Nations Unies sur la condition de la femme (CSW66) Joyeuse Journée Internationale de la Femme!  Aujourd’hui, nous reconnaissons…

Post filed in: Ecological Justice, En Español, En français, Gender Justice/Women of Courage

Urge your MP to ensure women peacebuilders are well funded in 2022/23 Budget

March 6, 2022

The Canadian government made an important promise in 2021.   That promise, if fulfilled, will help to effectively address urgent challenges, including the COVID-19 pandemic, climate change and conflict that affect us all, nationally and globally.  In the 2021 Throne Speech,…

Post filed in: Gender Justice/Women of Courage

KAIROS joins partners in condemning the assassination of human rights defenders Teófilo Acuña Ribón and Jorge Alberto Tafur in Colombia

March 2, 2022

On February 22, Teófilo Acuña Ribón and Jorge Alberto Tafur, two well respected human rights defenders working for land rights in Colombia were killed. Teófilo and Jorge Alberto are two of thirty-three human rights defenders murdered thus far in 2022…

Post filed in: Gender Justice/Women of Courage, Latin America

Kaji’ Ajpop Strengthens Indigenous Women’s Rights in Guatemala

March 1, 2022

KAIROS has a long history of working with partners in Guatemala on Indigenous rights, environmental and land defense, and gender justice. In 2021, KAIROS began exploring a new partnership and supporting the work of Kaji’ Ajpop, an association that promotes…

Post filed in: Gender Justice/Women of Courage, Indigenous Rights, Latin America

Amplifying the call for peace

March 1, 2022

KAIROS joins member churches, global ecumenical movements, partners and people from around the world including from within Russia in calling for an immediate end to all acts of war and military aggression in Ukraine.  Canada and the international community must…

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Land defenders’ human rights continue to be violated – this must change

February 28, 2022

On February 6, Gidimt’en land defenders made a submission to the UN denouncing Canada’s violation of Indigenous rights in the development of the Coastal GasLink pipeline. In recent days, there have been several key events pertaining to water and land…

Post filed in: Gender Justice/Women of Courage, Op Eds & Rabble

Decolonization is at the heart of effective climate action

February 25, 2022

A more accurate story is that Black, Brown, and Indigenous peoples—particularly women—are indispensable in confronting the climate emergency. They hold the traditional ecological knowledge of agriculture and biodiversity and are powerful peace builders at the critical grassroots level. Photo: Environment…

Post filed in: Ecological Justice, Gender Justice/Women of Courage, Op Eds & Rabble