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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Equity and Justice for Climate-Related Loss and Damage

November 14, 2023

KAIROS is pleased to launch its report Addressing Ecological Debt – Equity and Justice for Climate-Related Loss and Damage, which centers on the analyses and experience of partners in the Global South. Additional background on the global loss and damage…

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Centering Voices from the Global South

November 13, 2023

This week’s theme, Decolonizing Climate Action: Centering Voices from the Global South recognizes that that the voices of those most impacted by climate change are often ignored or face barriers to participate in climate decision-making. KAIROS and its partners recognize…

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KAIROS Climate Action Week calls for prioritizing Global South voices at COP28

November 7, 2023

KAIROS Canada launches its third 2023 Climate Action Week, November 13-19,  co-sponsored by For the Love of Creation  (Toronto – Treaty 13 with the Mississaugas of the Credit) – In the lead up to the 28th Conference of the Parties of…

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KAIROS Blanket Exercise receives the Mayworks Traditional Labour Arts Award

November 6, 2023

KAIROS is honoured and delighted to have received the Mayworks Traditional Labour Arts Award for the KAIROS Blanket Exercise.   KAIROS representatives, Alfredo Barahona, Caroline Sharp and Cheryl McNamara accepted the award on behalf of the organization during the Mayworks 2023…

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KAIROS TIMES, November 2023

November 2, 2023

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Update from KAIROS’ Middle Eastern partners – “We will never surrender our belief in humanity”

November 2, 2023

KAIROS Canada and its member churches and agencies, condemn the current violence, against Israeli and Palestinian civilians, in Israel, Gaza, the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem, and call on Canada to do everything in its power to support an…

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Member Church and Ecumenical Statements on Violence between Hamas and Israel

October 23, 2023

Please find below a list of links Ecumenical Statements made by member churches. This list will be updated as needed during the ongoing violence between Hamas and Israel. Member church statements Statement on the War in the Holy Land (ACC…

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KAIROS’ Letter to the Prime Minister

October 20, 2023

En Français KAIROS is closely monitoring reports of the escalating violence between Hamas and Israel. We have written to the Prime Minister urging him to do everything in his power to support an immediate ceasefire and a negotiated solution to…

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KAIROS TIMES, October 2023

October 17, 2023

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Photo Essay Climate-Conflict-Gender Tour

October 16, 2023

After months of planning, KAIROS and network welcomed its Women of Courage (WPS) partners from September 25 to October 6 with open arms and hearts. This was part of the long-anticipated Climate, Conflict, Gender: KAIROS Canada’s Women of Courage Visit…

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Ecumenical statement on the escalation of violence between Hamas and Israel

October 13, 2023

En Français KAIROS Canada and its member churches and agencies, condemn the current violence, against Israeli and Palestinian civilians, in Israel, Gaza, the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem, and call on Canada to do everything in its power to support…

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Interview with Proscovia Mungasa James on CBC Cape Breton

October 13, 2023

While in Sydney, NS during Climate, Conflict, Gender: KAIROS Canada’s Women of Courage Visit 2023, Proscovia Mungasa James spoke with Wendy Bergfeldt on CBC Mainstreet Cape Breton about the transformational work of the South Sudan Council of Churches’ National Women’s…

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KAIROS welcomes Leah Reesor-Keller as Interim Executive Director

September 29, 2023

KAIROS Canada is delighted to announce that, effective September 25, 2023, Leah Reesor-Keller will serve as KAIROS’ Interim Executive Director for an eight-month term.   Leah brings to the role 18 years of experience working with faith-based and social justice organizations…

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New option! Donate by e-Transfer

September 21, 2023

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 Isabel Grigueli,  KAIROS Finance Coordinator:Finance-Kairos@kairoscanada.orgIn 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…

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Des femmes bâtisseuses de paix dans le Sud se rendront à Montréal, du 2 au 3 octobre 2023

September 21, 2023

Les partenaires mondiaux de KAIROS Femmes, Paix et Sécurité parleront de l’autonomisation des impacts du programme financé par le Canada, dans le cadre d’une tournée nationale (Montréal – St Lawrence Iroquois, Kanien’kehá:ka, Territoire des Mohawks et Hurons-Wendat) – La Congrégation…

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Women Global South peacebuilders to visit Montreal, 2-3 October 2023

September 21, 2023

KAIROS’ Women, Peace and Security global partners will speak to empowering impacts of Canadian funded program, part of cross-country tour  (Montreal – St Lawrence Iroquois, Kanien’kehá:ka, Mohawk & Huron-Wendat Territory) – Congregation of Notre Dame will host peacebuilders from women-led…

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Women Global South peacebuilders to visit Ottawa, Oct. 2-6

September 18, 2023

KAIROS’ Women, Peace and Security global partners will speak to empowering impacts of Canadian funded program, part of cross-country tour  (Ottawa – Algonquin Territory) – KAIROS Ottawa will host peacebuilders from women-led grassroots organizations from Colombia, Palestine, South Sudan and…

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The African People’s Climate and Development Declaration 2023

September 16, 2023

World leaders gathered in Nairobi, Kenya from September 4 to 8 for the Africa Climate Summit to discuss regional interests ahead of COP28.    Civil society raised concerns that Western and corporate interests hijacked the Summit in their push for false…

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