Resource extraction and renewable energy

September 11, 2020

We often use the terms “clean energy” and “renewable energy” interchangeably, but renewable energy isn’t always clean.  In the race to scale up renewable energy technology, the demand of minerals like lithium, cobalt, copper, and nickel is also on the…

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The Climate Witness Project

September 10, 2020

Have you ever asked, “What could I or my congregation possibly do about climate change?” If so, you’re not alone.  The Climate Witness Project is a grassroots network of faith communities who take action on climate change with public policy…

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A Green and Just Recovery

September 9, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has drastically impacted every aspect of our lives. The pandemic has laid bare the interconnectedness of the global economic and ecological crises.  Uncontrolled resource extraction, deforestation, infrastructure development and the exploitation of wild species have created perfect…

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LNG is not a transition fuel

September 8, 2020

In the shift away from coal-fired power and other dirty fossil fuels, gas has been promoted as the affordable transition fuel that can help bridge the gap to widespread clean energy. While gas may have fewer emissions than coal, the…

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Canada’s Climate Fair Share

September 7, 2020

The Paris Agreement and the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change acknowledge the importance of equity in implementing a global response to the climate crisis. This recognizes that while addressing climate change is a shared responsibility of all countries,…

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Intro to Just Transition Week

September 6, 2020

This week, Climate Action Month turns to the theme of Just Transition where we will explore what needs to happen to get the Canadian economy to net zero emissions by 2050.  A net zero economy is achieved when we can…

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Take a Sacred Pause

September 5, 2020

Yesterday we introduced For the Love of Creation.  This work calls us to consider and act on what we, as people of faith, can do – individually, in small groups and as large faith communities – for the love of creation. We have developed a resource based on this…

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Faith communities and climate action

September 4, 2020

The Season of Creation is a time to recognize ecumenical collaboration on care for our common home, so today we feature the work of For the Love of Creation, which is bringing together Canadian faith communities and faith-based organizations to do just that. This…

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KAIROS Times: September 2020

September 3, 2020

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For Our Common Home

September 3, 2020

KAIROS member Development and Peace launched the For Our Common Home campaign in 2019 in response to Pope Francis’ encyclical, Laudato Sí. The campaign’s first theme, A Future for the Amazon, urges Canadians to act to protect the Amazon through solidarity, advocacy, and personal commitment. Showing…

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The #1 Action We Can Take for the Climate

September 2, 2020

According to climate scientist Katharine Hayhoe, the number one thing we can do to address climate change is the exact thing that many of us are not doing: talking about it. “We can’t give in to despair. We have to go out and look…

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KAIROS Climate Action Month begins!

September 1, 2020

Today marks the beginning of the second annual KAIROS Climate Action Month. Last year, Climate Action Month galvanized action around the Global Climate Strike and the October federal election. This year’s Climate Action Month is marked by the COVID-19 pandemic, which has laid…

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Resiliency and hope drive KAIROS’ Climate Action Month

September 1, 2020

2nd annual Climate Action Month to amplify just recovery call (Ottawa, ON) – Resiliency and hope are the driving messages of KAIROS Canada’s second annual Climate Action Month, beginning September 1, which will include daily content and actions posted to KAIROS’ website focused on five weekly themes: Season of Creation, just transition, Indigenous rights, global climate justice, and water.   KAIROS’ Climate Action Month kicks off by amplifying…

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Where is the support for the women defending land and water, Canada?

August 25, 2020

This op-ed by Gabriela Jiménez, KAIROS’ Latin American Partnerships Coordinator was published in Canada’s National Observer on August 23, 2020.  Canadians care about the environment. Multiple polls found that the climate crisis was one of the top issues of the…

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

Continued action needed to end attacks against human rights defenders in the Philippines with killing of Zara Alvarez

August 24, 2020

Zara Alvarez, a brave, well-known human rights defender who worked with a member organization of KAIROS partner Ecumenical Voice for Human Rights and Peace in the Philippines (EcuVoice), was fatally shot in Bacolod City on the Negros Island on August…

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

Table UN Declaration legislation this fall urges Indigenous rights coalition

August 17, 2020

The Coalition for the Human Rights of Indigenous Peoples, which is made up of Indigenous Nations and representative organizations, human rights groups and faith communities, including KAIROS, is urging the federal Minister of Justice to table legislation to implement the…

Post filed in: Indigenous Rights, UNDRIP Blog Updates

KAIROS solidarity and support for the 1492 Land Back Lane Defenders

August 14, 2020

KAIROS joins others in expressing grave concern about the recent attacks against Haudenosaunee land defenders by the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) on August 5, 2020. Whether in the Philippines or here on Turtle Island, we denounce violence against land defenders who are asserting inherent rights to self-determination and to free, prior and informed consent.  We call on the…

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My journey at KAIROS and the MERE Hub: A Humber College summer intern

August 14, 2020

My journey began back in March when I was able to listen to a riveting presentation about the Wet’suwet’en people, free, prior, and informed Consent, and the gendered impacts of resource extraction from KAIROS staff in one of my classes. While I had been studying…

Post filed in: Gender Justice/Women of Courage

Help us reach 4,000 e-petition signatures by September 1st in support of corporate accountability

August 12, 2020

There is less than a month left to sign the e-petition to the House of Commons calling for corporate accountability of Canadian companies operating abroad.   More than two and half years after announcing the creation of the Office of the Canadian Ombudsperson for Responsible Business…

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“Territorial Feminisms and Diverse Ecologies”: A series of virtual gatherings on women and land defense

August 6, 2020

The Latin American Network of Women Defenders of Social and Environmental Rights, a KAIROS partner, will be hosting a series of virtual gatherings collectively called “Territorial Feminisms and Diverse Ecologies”  from August to December 2020.   The ten gatherings are organized around themes related to…

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

Beirut, God is with you: A Prayer from the Middle East Council of Churches

August 5, 2020

KAIROS grieves the loss of life and devastation in Beirut.  We stand with the people of Lebanon in solidarity and prayer and share this statement from the Middle East Council of Churches.   Beirut is devastatedBeirut is facing a tragedyLet’s stand…

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Support the OFP in Colombia establish a community radio station

August 5, 2020

The Organización Femenina Popular (OFP), one of KAIROS’ partners in the Women Courage: Women, Peace, and Security program, is raising funds to establish their community radio station, La Mohana FM. The OFP was awarded the radio licence in December 2019 and must now secure the funds…

Post filed in: Gender Justice/Women of Courage

KAIROS denounces the feminicide of María Angélica Polanco Medina of Barrancabermeja, Colombia

July 24, 2020

“It is with pain that we once again witness barbarism, dehumanization, and cruelty on the bodies of women.” Organización Femenina Popular  On July 22, the Organización Femenina Popular (OFP), a KAIROS partner, released a statement mourning the death and denouncing the feminicide of María Angélica Polanco Medina, an educator…

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

Take action to end attacks against human rights defenders in the Philippines

July 17, 2020

Over the last year the human rights situation has significantly deteriorated in the Philippines. The government has increasingly made use of the process of red-tagging, used to identify many human rights organizations as “front organizations of local communist terrorist groups.” The consequences of red-tagging are dire. Some…

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

Trailblazer: Kanahus Manuel and The Tiny House Warriors

July 15, 2020

“We stand resolutely together against any and all threats to our lands, the wildlife and the waterways” Kanahus Manuel  The Tiny House Warriors, a group of Secwepemc land and water defenders, have a simple message, “water is life; our land is our home”.  Their mission: stop the expansion of the…

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Continue to take action for international human rights and against annexation

July 13, 2020

The government of Israel publicly communicated plans to move forward with the formal annexation of significant parts of the West Bank and all of its settlements, consisting of territory that Israel has been militarily occupying since 1967, giving July 1,…

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

Webinar recording: What’s next? Annexation, COVID-19 and Palestine

July 13, 2020

A discussion about human rights and women, peace and security in Palestine-Israel with our partner Wi’am and members of the KAIROS Palestine-Israel Delegation. Wi’am staff provides an update about their work and the current context including the impacts of COVID-19…

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

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