Africa

Easter Hope for South Sudan

March 24, 2016

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Churches gather to support democracy and peace building in Congo

June 16, 2015

Two years ago, Peter Lamont was deeply moved by testimony from Eliza, a rape survivor.  The retired military judge was in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) representing the Presbyterian Church in Canada with the KAIROS’ delegation. Prior to his…

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How Can Canada Help End Sexual Violence in Conflict?

June 10, 2014

On June 11-13, survivors of sexual violence will gather with governments and civil society groups for the first ever Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict, hosted in London by the UK Government. Over the past year, more than…

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URGENT ACTION: As peace talks resume, South Sudan needs your support today!

February 27, 2014

Since mid-December 2013, widespread violence, killings and displacement have been the daily reality for millions of South Sudanese. Church leaders in South Sudan issued a plea for peace shortly after the violence broke out on December 15. This is the…

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Bringing a message of urgency and hope from Congo to Parliament Hill

February 14, 2014

The KAIROS “Women of Courage” delegation to DRC reunited in Ottawa in December 2013 to brief politicians on the urgent situation in eastern Congo and what Canada can do to help build peace and prosperity. Read more about their recommendations.

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Bringing a Message of Hope for DR Congo to Parliament Hill

December 3, 2013

With recent talk of peace returning to the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, KAIROS is hopeful peace-building efforts will continue at all levels – from international diplomacy between DRC and its neighbours, down to the grassroots level at which our…

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Gendered Violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo

November 27, 2013

Michiko Bown-KAI reflects on where we can find hope in the context of gender-based violence and a war over mineral wealth in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

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Women of Courage in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo: Tour Review

July 24, 2013

The KAIROS church delegation to the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), which took place between June 17th and 30th, was invited and hosted by KAIROS-funded partner, Héritiers de la Justice (Heirs of Justice). HJ is an ecumenical human rights…

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KAIROS and Héritiers de la Justice Press Briefing: Bukavu, June 26

July 23, 2013

In Bukavu on June 26, 2013 KAIROS and Héritiers de la Justice presented a press briefing at Hotel Horizon featuring brief presentations by Jim Davis, Danielle Dubuc, Rev. Marie-Claude Manga, and Perpetue Kankindi.  

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Democratic Republic of Contrasts

July 2, 2013

Amelia Torrie We KAIROS delegates went our separate ways on Saturday, June 29, and no doubt, like me, everyone is reflecting on what we saw and experienced during our 12-day trip. For me, the word “contrasts” applies. Contrast the wide,…

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Remembering our partner and mentor, Pascal Kabungulu Kibembi

June 25, 2013

On Sunday, June 23, KAIROS delegates to the DRC took part in a ceremonial commemoration of Pascal Kabungulu, the  former Secretary General of KAIROS’ partner organization,  Héritiers de la Justice, based in Bukavu, eastern DRC. Pascal was murdered 8 years…

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Visit to Archevêché Catholique de Bukavu

June 24, 2013

Sister Mary-Ellen Francoeur In the absence of Msgr. Francois Exavier Maroy, the Catholic Archbishop of Bukavu, Msgr. Pierre Bulambo welcomed us warmly.  Bishop Maroy had flown to Kinshasa for a gathering of the Council of Bishops.  This meeting was opened…

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Eliza’s story

June 21, 2013

I would like to share with you Eliza’s story. On the morning of Thursday, June 20, the KAIROS delegates gathered with about thirty people for a workshop on the subject of gender-based violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo. We…

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Unforgettable first day

June 21, 2013

Sister Mary-Ellen Francoeur A highlight of our first day in Africa was an unforgettable drive through Burundi, Rwanda and finally into the Congo.   Having been in Africa 12 years ago, the changing countryside and the drive through the villages brought…

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KAIROS Delegation to DRC Tour Photos

June 20, 2013

The DRC delegation is underway and delegates have sent us some wonderful updates and photos.  This first series of photos gives us a sense of their first few days – the excitement of their arrival in Bujumbura, Burundi, their meetings…

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People get ready: KAIROS delegation to DRC

June 14, 2013

– Peter Lamont Excitement is building among the delegates for our departure Sunday as part of KAIROS’ Women of Courage delegation to the Democratic Republic of Congo. I think we have prepared well for the meetings and events on our…

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Is the new BlackBerry 10 conflict free?

February 23, 2013

This article first published in ‘rabble‘ Much of Canada is abuzz with news of Research in Motion’s launch of the new BlackBerry 10 smartphone. Canadians are understandably both proud of the Waterloo-based RIM, and anxious about its future. Many Canadians…

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Congolese massacre victims denied justice in Anvil Mining lawsuit

January 16, 2013

Two years ago, a group of Congolese citizens launched a class action lawsuit in a Quebec court against Anvil Mining Ltd., alleging that the company was complicit in widespread atrocities committed during an October 2004 raid by the Congolese military…

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Honouring human rights defenders in photos: A KAIROS slideshow for International Human Rights Day

December 11, 2012

KAIROS marks International Human Rights Day, December 10, and the following week of celebration by commemorating the courageous work of our human rights partners in Canada and in the Global South. Through our migrant justice, Indigenous rights, women of courage and…

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Communiqué: Sea change needed to bring lasting peace in the DRC

November 23, 2012

November 23, 2012 : The taking of Goma in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) by the March 23 Movement (M23) is a major affront to international law and to the largest and most expensive United Nations peacekeeping mission in…

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KAIROS deplores the deteriorating security and humanitarian situation in the Democratic Republic of Congo

November 21, 2012

KAIROS is actively monitoring the deteriorating security and humanitarian situation in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).  KAIROS is collaborating with its Congolese human rights partner, Héritiers de la Justice in Bukavu, Sud-Kivu and Canadian partners active in the DRC…

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Women of South Sudan desire a life of dignity, sustainable peace, and development

October 17, 2012

KAIROS funded partner, the Fellowship of Christian Councils and Churches in the Great Lakes and Horn of Africa (FECCLAHA), a sub regional fellowship of churches affiliated with the All African Conference of  Churches, held a workshop with women representatives of…

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Women of Courage, Canada, and Indigenous rights

June 8, 2012

Canadians do not need to look overseas to witness the impact of violence. This is why the Women of Courage work links North and South and sees responses to violence in one part of the world as contributing to responses…

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Stop Rape in Conflict Campaign

May 11, 2012

…. it’s vital that women not stay inactive, not submit day after day…On the contrary, we must stand up, act, and denounce. Let’s break the silence, claiming back from those who hold power the use of diverse legal instruments that…

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