In January, the International Court of Justice ordered Israel to take measures to prevent acts of genocide in the Gaza Strip. The government of Israel is not following this order. Since the ICJ’s ruling, about 9,000 Gazans have been killed,…

May 23, 2024 — Op Eds


Media Release:Canadian church leaders walk to Parliament Hill for sustained Gaza ceasefire, May 22

May 21, 2024

(Unceded Algonquin Territory [Ottawa, ON]) – In a call for a lasting and just peace in the Middle East, leaders from several national churches will converge on Parliament Hill on May 22, at the end of a Week of Action…

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Communiqué de Presse:Des dirigeant·e·s d’Églises canadiennes marchent vers la Colline du Parlement pour réclamer un cessez-le-feu durable à Gaza, le 22 mai

May 21, 2024

(Territoire algonquin non cédé [Ottawa, ON]) – Dans un appel à une paix juste et durable au Moyen-Orient, des dirigeantes de plusieurs Églises nationales convergeront vers la Colline du Parlement le 22 mai, à la fin d’une semaine d’action qui…

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Media advisory: National church leaders gather on Parliament Hill tomorrow

May 21, 2024

(Unceded Algonquin Territory [Ottawa, ON]) – Across Canada, congregations and communities of faith are mobilizing for a just peace in Palestine and Israel by participating in local pilgrimages – walking or rolling together for all or part of 41 kilometres,…

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Avis aux médias: Les responsables d’églises nationales se réunissent demain sur la Colline du Parlement

May 21, 2024

(Territoire algonquin non cédé [Ottawa, ON]). Partout au Canada, des congrégations et des communautés de foi se mobilisent pour une paix juste en Palestine et en Israël en participant à des pèlerinages locaux – en marchant ou en roulant ensemble…

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Avis aux médias: Les dirigeants des Églises nationales délivrent un message de paix sur Gaza à la Tribune de la presse nationale, le 22 mai

May 16, 2024

(Territoire algonquin non cédé [Ottawa, ON]). Des dirigeants d’Églises canadiennes se rendront sur la Colline du Parlement le 22 mai pour exhorter les parlementaires à soutenir la construction d’une paix durable en Palestine et en Israël. Ils font partie d’un…

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Media advisory: National church leaders deliver peace message on Gaza at National Press Gallery, May 22

May 16, 2024

(Unceded Algonquin Territory [Ottawa, ON]) – Canadian church leaders will arrive on Parliament Hill on May 22 to urge Parliamentarians to support sustainable peacebuilding in Palestine and Israel. They are part of a cross Canada movement of churches calling for…

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Communiqué de Presse: Des dirigeant·e·s d’Églises canadiennes marchent vers la Colline du Parlement pour réclamer un cessez-le-feu durable à Gaza, le 22 mai

May 8, 2024

(Territoire algonquin non cédé [Ottawa, ON]) – Dans un appel à une paix juste et durable au Moyen-Orient, des dirigeant·e·s de plusieurs Églises nationales convergeront vers la Colline du Parlement le 22 mai, à la fin d’une semaine d’action qui…

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Media release: Canadian church leaders walk to Parliament Hill for sustained Gaza ceasefire, May 22

May 8, 2024

(Unceded Algonquin Territory [Ottawa, ON]) – In a call for a lasting and just peace in the Middle East, leaders from several national churches will converge on Parliament Hill on May 22, at the end of a Week of Action…

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Remembering our Stolen Sisters, May 5

May 1, 2024

Time passes. Each second, tick, tick, tick. Time, a system of existence from the past, through the present and into the future. I will understand if you never forgive me. Forgive me for not being able to find you. One…

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Avis aux médias : Les dirigeantes des églises nationales amènent les pèlerinages pour le cessez-le-feu à Gaza sur la Colline du Parlement le 22 mai

May 1, 2024

(Territoire algonquin non cédé [Ottawa, ON]). Partout au Canada, des congrégations et des communautés de foi se mobilisent en faveur d’une paix juste en Palestine et en Israël en participant à des pèlerinages locaux, en marchant ou en roulant ensemble…

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Press Advisory: National church leaders bring Gaza Ceasefire Pilgrimages to Parliament Hill on May 22

May 1, 2024

(Unceded Algonquin Territory [Ottawa, ON]) – Across Canada, congregations and communities of faith are mobilizing for a just peace in Palestine and Israel by participating in local pilgrimages – walking or rolling together for all or part of 41 kilometres,…

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KAIROS reviews Budget 2024

April 23, 2024

While the federal government offered some good news in Budget 2024, which it announced on April 16, it also presented disappointments for KAIROS’ program areas.   We are told that Budget 2024 is an attempted balancing act of spending increases…

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

KAIROS urges Canada to regularize the undocumented and end indentured labour

April 3, 2024

Once again, KAIROS is calling on Canada to regularize the undocumented and end indentured labour and slavery in Canada by closing the Temporary Foreign Worker Program as soon as possible.  On March 26, Leah Reesor-Keller, KAIROS’ Transitional Executive Director sent a…

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Call for Applications – Join KAIROS’ Strengthening Voices for a Just Transition Project

April 3, 2024

Are you concerned about climate change and a just transition?  As the world transitions from its dependence on fossil fuels, so much work needs to be done to ensure our communities are supported and policymakers held accountable.     As we…

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A season of change at KAIROS

April 3, 2024

KAIROS is in a season of transition. As the new Chair of the KAIROS Steering Committee, I am excited to be part of the evolution of this remarkable organization. After more than 20 years under the administration of the United…

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Leah Reesor-Keller named Transitional Executive Director at KAIROS

April 3, 2024

(Toronto – Treaty 13 with the Mississaugas of the Credit) – The KAIROS Steering Committee is happy to announce that Leah Reesor-Keller, KAIROS’ Interim Executive Director, has accepted an offer to extend her time with KAIROS Canada for an additional…

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BC-Yukon KAIROS launches Table Talk Toolkit

April 2, 2024

Human conversation is the most ancient and easiest way to cultivate the conditions for change—personal change, community and organizational change, planetary change. If we can sit together and talk about what’s important to us, we begin to come alive. Margaret…

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A reclamation of space – how the women of Barrancabermeja, Colombia took back their territory during the OFP’s Humanitarian Mission

March 14, 2024

Spanish/Español Early in the morning on March 9, women from various municipalities around Barrancabermeja, Colombia mobilized to participate and support their sisters from a neighbourhood called Comuna 7 in a march that left Camilo Torres Park at 7 am. Near…

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

International Women’s Day – Peacebuilding in the West Bank

March 7, 2024

In the lead up to International Women’s Day, KAIROS and its partners have been immersed in the Final Reporting for our six-year Women of Courage: Women, Peace and Security program with Global Affairs Canada, including Wi’am: Palestinian Conflict Transformation Centre,…

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Strengthening Voices for a Just Transition – a project uniting generations for equitable and sustainable futures

March 5, 2024

We are pleased to announce that KAIROS has received a grant from the Catherine Donnelly Foundation to support its Strengthening Voices for a Just Transition project in 2024.   This project aims to nurture a cohort of changemakers to help…

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A tribute to Rev. Alison Etter, KAIROS local and regional volunteer

March 5, 2024

Rev. Alison Louise Etter (May 22, 1982, to February 14, 2024) died too young. She leaves behind a loving husband, Prof. Tom Urbaniak and young son, Oliver, along with parents, family and friends. We ache for their loss and the…

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International Women’s Day in Colombia

March 5, 2024

Seguir en español. There are several reasons to visit our partners, but this March, I will join the Organizacion Femenina Popular (OFP) in Barrancabermeja, Colombia for a common cause – the struggle for equality, women’s rights, and an end to…

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Staff picks of Black authors for Black History Month

February 15, 2024

For Black History Month, KAIROS staff were asked to submit their favourite book by a Black author, below are their picks. Caroline’s pickA Long Way Gone: Memoires of a Boy Soldier (2013) by Ishmael Beah Caroline Sharp – KAIROS Blanket…

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KAIROS Times: February 2024

February 1, 2024

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