Vers des relations justes : déclaration du Comité Exécutif de KAIROS

June 2, 2020

KAIROS s’efforce de mobiliser les peuples autochtones, les descendants des colons européens et les nouveaux arrivants autour d’engagements communs envers le respect des droits humains et la justice environnementale. En tant que communauté enracinée dans des spiritualités diverses, nous soutenons une vision de relations justes entre tous les peuples et la terre. Aussi convaincus…

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This June is Indigenous Women’s Month at KAIROS

June 1, 2020

Throughout June, KAIROS will highlight and celebrate Indigenous women working to make change in Canada and the Global South. Through profiles, spotlights and by sharing inspiration, KAIROS aims to raise up those working to live in a good way, and to improve society…

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Post-pandemic Canada should centre the needs of Indigenous women

June 1, 2020

The month of June barrels towards us with an important reconciliation anniversary, a recent lack of action in support of the approaching one year anniversary for the #MMIWG calls for justice, and a worldwide pandemic raining down on what would…

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

June 18: Stories of Courage: Women Defending Land and Water in Canada and Brazil

June 1, 2020

Watch our webinar recordings online. Join KAIROS’ MERE Hub on June 18h at 11:00am PDT / 2:00pm EDT/ 3:00pm ADT for Stories of Courage: Women Defending Land and Water in Canada and Brazil. This online teach-in is the last in a series of virtual events in…

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

Spirited Reflection: Calling for an economy of life in a time of pandemic

May 26, 2020

The World Council of Churches (WCC), the World Communion of Reformed Churches (WCRC), the Lutheran World Federation (LWF), and the Council for World Mission (CWM) through the joint New International Financial and Economic Architecture (NIFEA) have released a joint urgent…

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It’s time that the Government of Canada empower the CORE and enact mHRDD legislation

May 26, 2020

Allegations of human rights violations and environmental damage accompany the Canadian extractive sector. KAIROS partners substantiate. Forced labor, torture, rape, and the contamination of water sources are just some of the claims made against Canadian companies around the globe by…

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

KAIROS joins over 150 organizations to demand a Just Recovery for people and the planet

May 25, 2020

As governments prepare recovery plans amidst the COVID-19 crisis, KAIROS has joined an informal alliance of over 150 national and local civil society groups to demand that these plans move us toward a more equitable and sustainable future. With the release today of six Principles for a…

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May 29: Mining Tailings Dam Collapses in Canada and Brazil: Who Cares?

May 22, 2020

Access the webinar recording. Join us Friday, May 29, 2020 at 2:00PM EDT for a webinar with Judith Marshall and Daniela Campolina. The webinar will focus on three major tailings dam breaches that have occurred in the Americas over the last decade. Together these disasters in Canada…

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

KAIROS and members sign ecumenical letter calling on Canada to uphold international law and the rights of Palestinians

May 19, 2020

KAIROS has joined several members churches in signing an ecumenical public letter to Foreign Affairs Minister, Francois-Philippe Champagne, expressing grave concern about Canada’s silence regarding the government of Israel’s plans to propose a vote in the Knesset (likely July 1st) on annexing a significant part…

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KAIROS Signs on to open letter in support of the Shuar Arutam People in Ecuador

May 14, 2020

Over 100 organizations from across the globe have signed an open letter—co-written by KAIROS partner Acción Ecológica, MiningWatch Canada, and others—in solidarity with the Shuar Arutam People (PSHA) in the Ecuadorian Amazon. Letter signatories join the PSHA in condemning the Government of Ecuador for sanctioning the…

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

An act of care: reframing global efforts to contain COVID-19

May 13, 2020

The narrative of war and rallying support for the battle of our lives and those of our fellow citizens excludes anyone who does not conform to a dominant masculine/feminine binary narrative. We are waging war , we are told. We…

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

From disposable to indispensable: providing foreign migrant workers with a pathway to permanent residency

May 11, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic reveals how foreign migrant workers contribute to Canada’s economy and society by doing the jobs that too few Canadians want. Their work ensures that our food industry thrives, that young, elderly, and at-risk Canadians receive proper care,…

Post filed in: Migrant Justice, Op Eds & Rabble

May 14: CNCA Webinar with KAIROS partners and federal MPs

May 10, 2020

On Thursday, May 14th, join KAIROS, KAIROS partners from the Philippines, and other members of the Canadian Network on Corporate Accountability (CNCA), including Development and Peace and the United Church of Canada, for a webinar during the Month of Action for Mining Justice. …

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

KAIROS African partners respond to the COVID-19 Pandemic

May 6, 2020

In order to avoid the spread of virus COVID-19, “We must also be particularly aware exactly what we normally do, is what we should not do now, if we want to protect life.” A quote from the Pastoral Message from the South Sudan Council of…

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

Women peacebuilders respond to COVID-19

May 6, 2020

Advising remote communities on how to protect themselves from COVID-19 and assisting women who are experiencing an increase in gender-based and domestic violence are a few of the ways that KAIROS’ Women of Courage: Women, Peace and Security partners are responding to the…

Post filed in: Africa, Asia-Pacific, Gender Justice/Women of Courage, Latin America, Middle East

Urge Canada to protect all migrant workers with residency status now!

May 5, 2020

With COVID-19 exposing and enhancing the vulnerability of migrant workers, your help is needed now more than ever.    Migrant workers deserve our deepest respect for the work they do. They have a right to be safe and secure both in their workplaces and at home. They…

Post filed in: Migrant Justice

Two poems offered on the National Day of Awareness for #MMIWG

May 5, 2020

The Colour Red  She opened her eyes.  Felt the chill that traveled from toes to chest. She was empty and hollow. To feel, there needed to be awareness, awareness she could not find in a disassociated moment. If red had a feeling…

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Call for the release of vulnerable prisoners in the Philippines

May 4, 2020

KAIROS  joins several Canadian development, human rights, solidarity and ecumenical organizations, churches and trade unions in sending a letter to the Canadian Ambassador to the Philippines urging him to work with his counterparts in the Philippines to ensure the release of the most vulnerable non-violent…

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A public letter on Guaranteed Basic Income

May 4, 2020

Forty one Anglican and Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada bishops have sent an open letter to the Prime Minister, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance calling for a Guaranteed Basic Income. Read the letter

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Letter to the Editor: Granting residency to migrant workers would demonstrate genuine appreciation for their services

May 4, 2020

Re: Alberta Cargill’s Alberta beef plant to reopen next week after COVID-19 outbreak forced closure (April 30): The COVID-19 outbreak at two beef-processing plants in southern Alberta highlights vulnerabilities faced by foreign migrant workers in Canada. It also reveals how much…

Post filed in: Migrant Justice

Large-scale resource extraction exacerbates the threat of COVID-19 across the American hemisphere, especially for Indigenous peoples

May 4, 2020

Across Abya Yala and Turtle Island, territories otherwise known as America, governmental and corporate responses to and amid the spread of the novel coronavirus have put into sharp focus the crisis of the status quo. This is especially true of large-scale resource extraction. The grave threat…

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

A joint statement: Gender, faith and COVID-19

May 4, 2020

KAIROS supports the World Council of Churches (WCC) and other Global faith-based organizations in their call for gender justice amid COVID-19 response.   “A Joint Statement: Gender, Faith and COVID-19” depicts why the impacts of COVID-19 are being hardest felt by women and girls. The statement reads:  “As…

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

Migrant workers are not to blame for outbreak in meat-packing plants

April 30, 2020

KAIROS offers thoughts and prayers to the families of the meat-packing plant workers who recently succumbed to COVID-19, and extends solidarity and support to the temporary foreign workers and immigrants facing discrimination and being blamed for the coronavirus outbreaks at the Cargill and JBS meat-packing plants in Alberta. …

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Spirited Reflection: National Day of Awareness for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls

April 30, 2020

There are specific days that I remember, which forever changed my understanding and perspectives about being a First Nations woman in Canada. Like so many in this country, I grew up with the cliched ideas of Canadian society-polite people surrounded by clean cities and…

Post filed in: Gender Justice/Women of Courage, Indigenous Rights, Spirited Reflections

Canadian Phase of MERE Hub to Launch in June

April 29, 2020

Later this June the Canadian phase of KAIROS’ digital platform Mother Earth and Resource Extraction: Women Defending Land and Water (MERE Hub, for short) is scheduled to launch. This phase will bring together content and material to support research, advocacy, information sharing, and movement building around…

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

New option! Donate by e-Transfer

April 29, 2020

Along with cheque and credit card, it is now possible to donate to KAIROS by e-Transfer.   E-TRANSFER PROCESS  In the recipient field, enter Liliana Svartman, KAIROS Finance Manager: lsvartman@kairoscanada.org In the space provided for a personal message: Add the donor’s name and mailing address for the tax receipt Donations will be dedicated to the general…

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For the Love of Creation: A faith-based initiative for climate justice

April 22, 2020

(le français suit) Canadian churches and faith-based organizations have a long history of work in ecological conservation, environmental activism, and advocacy for climate justice. To mark the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, we are coming together on a journey of…

Post filed in: Ecological Justice, En français

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