Everybody Needs a Home

February 28, 2023

Toronto city started tracking deaths of homeless people in 2017, when an average of 1.9 died per week; in 2021, an average of 4.3 of the unhoused died each week. This was one of the stark statistics researchers Sandra Fawcett…

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Transforming dreams into reality in Colombia

February 28, 2023

I am visiting Colombia for the first time as the new Latin America Partnerships Coordinator. And this is the first time anyone from KAIROS had visited in three years, since the pandemic began. We started in Colombia with the Organización…

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

Unearthing Solidarity: Global Voices on Mining Justice

February 27, 2023

Generally, we consider gold as a noble matter, but we can state that its extraction in the most of the cases is full of violence. – Fr. Dário Bossi Two things stick with me, haunt me, from the webinar, “Unearthing…

Post filed in: Ecological Justice

KAIROS celebrates Black voices of resistance during Black History Month

February 27, 2023

KAIROS celebrated Black History Month with a roundtable event on February 22 that brought together speakers of African descent and of the Diaspora and Indigenous communities in Canada to reflect on Black Resistance in the arts, environmental and social justice,…

Post filed in: Anti-Racism

Budget 2023: Urge support for women peacebuilders

February 9, 2023

Last year, the federal government took a step toward fulfilling a promise it made during the 2021 Throne Speech. That promise was to increase Canada’s international assistance budget each year, and invest in sustainable, equitable, and feminist development that benefits…

Post filed in: Gender Justice/Women of Courage, Global South, Indigenous Rights

Take Action – Keep up the pressure on Bill C-226 to end Environmental Racism

February 2, 2023

Canada has no strategy to include environmental justice or racism in its environmental assessment or planning – not yet. The federal private member’s Bill C-226, which is before the House of Commons, addresses this shortcoming. Officially called “An Act respecting…

Post filed in: Corporate Accountability, Ecological Justice

KAIROS Wish List 2023

February 1, 2023

KAIROS 2023 WISH LIST  As we emerge from a year of mounting crises, we are encouraged by the growing calls to center the leadership of Indigenous peoples, women, and youth in decisions related to transitioning to a just and sustainable…

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

Joint statement of the ENSS on Pope Francis’ ‘pilgrimage of peace’

February 1, 2023

Joint statement of the Ecumenical Network on South Sudan on Pope Francis’ ‘pilgrimage of peace’ Member organizations of the Ecumenical Network of South Sudan (ENSS), including KAIROS Canada, have released a joint statement calling on the global Church and for…

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

KAIROS Times, February 2023

February 1, 2023

Post filed in: KAIROS Times E-Newsletter

KAIROS calls for the release of water and land defenders in El Salvador.

January 27, 2023

The flow of the river water cannot be detained for long! KAIROS, along with other 251 Organizations from 29 countries has signed a solidarity statement calling on the Salvadoran government to drop the charges against leading Water Defenders arrested on…

Post filed in: Ecological Justice, Global South, Latin America

Episode 2: Changing the Narrative on Gender Justice in South Sudan: Jackcilia Salathiel’s Story of Courage

January 25, 2023

Our second episode of the KAIROS Women of Courage podcast series features Jackcilia Salathiel, the National Women’s Coordinator at the South Sudan Council Churches’ National Women’s Program. Jackcilia shares her story of courage as a human rights lawyer and gender…

Post filed in: Gender Justice/Women of Courage

May your heart be at rest and comforted with peace this Christmas.

December 21, 2022

2022 has been a year of amazing grace and tenacious courage. As the world opened up, with both anticipation and trepidation, we invited the return of some former normalcy and also continued to fervently adjust and learn the newness of…

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Stop the Deportation of Climate Activist and International Student Zain Haq

December 19, 2022

Join those who are urging  Canada’s Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and Refugees, Sean Fraser, and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, to immediately suspend and revoke deportation proceedings against Zain Haq. Zain is “a known and respected peaceful activist in our midst,…

Post filed in: Ecological Justice

COP27 may be over but the delegates’ voices continue

December 19, 2022

It’s a few weeks since I returned from COP27, held in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt, where I accompanied the KAIROS Canada and For the Love of Creation delegation. Delegates included Indigenous partners and youth from Turtle Island, and KAIROS Women, Peace…

Post filed in: COP27, Ecological Justice

COP 15 on biodiversity as ecological justice

December 19, 2022

The Biodiversity COP 15 in Montreal with 10,000 delegates from around the world is coming to an end. The conference’s objective is to determine the post-2020 global biodiversity framework.   The astonishing collapse of the abundance and variety of living beings…

Post filed in: Ecological Justice

KAIROS urges full regularization of the undocumented from federal government

December 16, 2022

The federal government is discussing the terms of a regularization program for people who are undocumented in Canada. KAIROS Canada has been calling for Status for All for years. On December 15, Aisha Francis, KAIROS’ Executive Director, sent a letter…

Post filed in: Migrant Justice

International Human Rights Day

December 16, 2022

OFP Celebration of Women Human Rights Defenders This year on December 10, International Human Rights Day, KAIROS partner, the Organización Femenina Popular (OFP) in Barrancabermeja, Magdalena Medio, Colombia, celebrated the lives of Women Human Rights Defenders like Evangelina Marin Rueda,…

Post filed in: Global South

KAIROS Holiday Closure

December 12, 2022

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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Duck Re-Inflating a Deflated Activist

December 8, 2022

Duck re-inflating a deflated activist. Author Kathleen Dean Moore told us this was the first drawing by artist Bob Haverluck that she saw and that it sparked a connection and drew them together. A re-inflation of activists is the purpose…

Post filed in: Ecological Justice, Regional News, Spirited Reflections

What impact will your Christmas donation to KAIROS have?

December 8, 2022

  A significant one. Your donation to KAIROS’ Women, Peace and Security program will have 4X the impact!   Juan Rachael Michael Roberto standing in front of the COP27 sign. Juan Rachael Michael Roberto and her colleagues are bringing women…

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

Violence Against Women and Mother Earth

December 4, 2022

Mother Earth suffers through her daughters and with them. She exists and persists, and along with her daughters, they thread their lives and territories. Violence against women continues to be an obstacle to achieving equality, development, and peace and to…

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

KAIROS Times: December 2022

December 1, 2022

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How my trip to Egypt for COP27 brought me a deeper connection to my land, my culture and myself

December 1, 2022

I wasn’t sure COP27 was for me, until key experiences showed me I belonged. I have never been good at saying no. So when I heard of an opportunity to attend this fall’s UN COP27 climate summit, I jumped at…

Post filed in: COP27, Ecological Justice, Media Releases

60s Scoop Gathering is a great success

November 29, 2022

The 5th annual 60s Scoop Gathering took place Oct 27 to 30 at Waupoos Family Farm located just outside the city limits south of Ottawa. Waupoos Farm has been the go-to site for our gatherings because it has modern amenities…

Post filed in: Indigenous Rights

On the role of women in climate justice

November 29, 2022

En español Climate change is a phenomenon that catastrophically affects all of humanity. This world cannot bear any more extractivism and excesses of our lifestyle. And it is also a crisis scenario that acts in a differentiated way on Global…

Post filed in: COP27, Ecological Justice

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