KAIROS’ Calls to Action 2024

January 31, 2024

We regard this time with increasing alarm. Canada and the world are grappling with the pandemic’s aftermath, horrific wars, the erosion of democracy and rise in global temperatures and its catastrophic impacts. Our global partners continue to report increases in…

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KAIROS Global Partners: Highlights to Share

January 31, 2024

In a time of war and climate crisis, women peacebuilders and environmental stewards need our support more than ever. They are laying the groundwork for sustainable peace and climate adaptation. Will you help us spread the word about the incredible…

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This kairos moment

January 29, 2024

When you have KAIROS in your name, it tends to lead you to think about kairos moments – the question of what time it is, not from a chronological perspective but from a significance perspective. What time is it in…

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In our own Words: Mapping the Sixties Scoop Diaspora with speaker Colleen Hele Cardinal

January 24, 2024

Thank you…Colleen for bringing alive the story of so many Indigenous children, and the complex inner woundedness they have carried. I learned a great deal.Mary-Ellen Francoeur, Sisters of Service Over 150 people gathered and another 170 registered to get the…

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Women do the sustainability heavy lifting worldwide

January 23, 2024

Two weeks before the 28th UN climate change conference (COP28) kicked off in Dubai, I was at a women-led nature centre in the heart of Colombia. Conceived and managed by the Organización Femenina Popular (OFP), La Comunera is helping to lay the…

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Supporting justice and peace in the Middle East

January 19, 2024

Like so many, KAIROS is following South Africa’s application to the International Court of Justice (ICJ) closely, watching, listening and hoping that the outcome will strengthen justice, peace and humanity.  We share here a letter from KAIROS member, United of…

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Let’s talk social and ecological justice in Budget 2024

January 19, 2024

Join us in urging Canada to invest in social and ecological justice!  The Canadian government is preparing for Budget 2024 and wants to hear from you! This is a great opportunity to voice your support for KAIROS’ priority areas.  Please…

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Statement of international solidarity with the victims of the escalation of violence in Ecuador

January 15, 2024

KAIROS is deeply concerned about the escalation in violence in Ecuador and stands in solidarity with partners and victims of this violence. We echo the calls of partners in the region for peace, demilitarization and respect for human rights. Below…

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Another year, another COP: my reflections

December 21, 2023

Another year, another COP (Conference of the Parties). Much like every year, it is hard to find the words to describe this global climate negotiation space – and this is most certainly a feeling that became more evident upon actually…

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Two Navigating the compassion crossroads: a reflection on the Canadian Council for Refugees’ Fall 2023 Consultation

December 21, 2023

In a world marked by shifting geopolitical landscapes and humanitarian challenges, Canada stands as a beacon of hope for those seeking refuge and a better life. This message struck me when I attended the Canadian Council for Refugees’ Fall 2023…

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KAIROS Holiday Closure

December 20, 2023

As the year draws to a close, KAIROS Canada is deeply grateful to its members, partners, network and donors who help make our work in faithful action for justice and peace possible. Please note that the KAIROS offices will close…

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KAIROS’ Christmas Message from Leah Reesor-Keller

December 14, 2023

This past fall, KAIROS’ partner in the West Bank gave us a gift that I keep thinking about. It’s a handcrafted nativity scene from Bethlehem with a wall running through its centre. Wi’am: Palestine Conflict Transformation Centre presented KAIROS with…

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KAIROS Times: December 2023

December 7, 2023

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Colombia’s kairos moment

November 30, 2023

We are in Colombia during a kairos moment. We are here, specifically, to witness firsthand the work of the Organización Femenina Popular (OFP), a KAIROS Women of Courage: Women, Peace and Security (WPS) Program partner. The OFP is a long-standing…

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KAIROS follow up letter to the Prime Minister

November 28, 2023

KAIROS sent a follow up letter to Prime Minister Trudeau expressing cautious optimism at the recent news of a four-day pause in the Hamas-Israel war and release of some civilian hostages and reiterating the call for an immediate ceasefire and…

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My eye-opening visit with the OFP in Colombia

November 27, 2023

I write from the heart of Barrancabermeja Colombia, on a trip that has been an eye-opener for me. I am KAIROS’ Finance Coordinator, and a delegate with KAIROS’ Women, Peace, and Security (WPS) program, visiting the Organization Femenina Popular (OFP),…

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Solidarity spells M.U.J.E.R.

November 24, 2023

Post from San Pablo, Cantagallo. Colombia Women from the neighbourhoods around San Pablo, Sur de Bolivar gathered at the Organizacion Femenina Popular (Women’s House) to discuss the details of the upcoming vigil for peace and against violence  and to send…

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Light a Candle – Join KAIROS and OFP on Nov 25 for a vigil to end violence against women

November 24, 2023

Greetings from Barrancabermeja Colombia. It’s wonderfully inspiring to be back in Colombia with the Organización Femenina Popular (OFP). It’s good for the soul to be with an organization that believes in the capacity of women to make dreams a reality,…

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The United Church of Canada writes to the Prime Minister pleading for immediate action to stop the current genocide

November 21, 2023

The United Church of Canada General Council Executive, its corresponding members, and the members of the National Indigenous Council issued a plea to Prime Minister Trudeau to advocate for a ceasefire in the Israel-Hamas war, recognizing that, in the view…

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ACC and ELCIC respond to the Prime Minister reiterating their call for an immediate ceasefire

November 21, 2023

Below is ACC and ELCIC’s reply to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau response to their October 18 letter and the Ecumenical statement from KAIROS Canada in which they reiterate the urgent call for an immediate ceasefire. Download the PDF version of…

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Hope and Light for COP28 and Beyond

November 18, 2023

As Climate Action Week wraps up, we turn our eyes to COP28 (UNFCCC’s Conference of the Parties). From November 30-December 12, world leaders, civil society, Indigenous peoples, youth leaders and others will gather at the COP28 conference in Dubai to…

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No climate justice without peace, no peace without climate justice

November 17, 2023

In the last couple of years, there has been a growing recognition of the intersecting impacts of climate change, gender, conflict and economic injustice. This climate-conflict-gender nexus is a necessary lens through which peacebuilding efforts must now be considered. In…

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Amplifying voices for climate justice from the Asia-Pacific region

November 16, 2023

On Tuesday, KAIROS co-hosted the webinar Churches’ Advocacy on Loss and Damage. In case you missed it, you can view the recording.  Frances Namoumou, Ecumenical Animator for Ecological Stewardship and Climate Justice for the Pacific Conference of Churches (based in…

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Civil Society Rallies for Climate Justice at Latin American and Caribbean Climate Week

November 15, 2023

The Latin American and Caribbean Climate Week (LACCW 2023) was held in Panama City from October 23 to 27 and took place amid major demonstrations by local organizations and social movements calling for the repeal of the mining contract enacted…

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