Asia-Pacific

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. …

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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…

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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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Support for the National Council of Churches in the Philippines and their Lenten Call

April 8, 2020

Care and compassion for the poor, do not arrest or shoot them  “A systematic distribution of food and other assistance are imperative right now. Again, our Lenten call, test more people and help the poor, do not arrest or shoot them,”  …

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Spirited Reflection: Coping with lockdown, quarantine, staying-at-home

March 25, 2020

A long-time partner of KAIROS in the Philippines, Vernie Yocogan-Diano, shared the following with us to keep up our spirits, to learn from the Igorot and to remind us all worldwide of the choices we face. In northern  Philippines, the Igorot (a collective term for Indigenous peoples in the Cordillera mountain region) are composed of several…

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KAIROS stands in solidarity with partners in the Philippines

March 23, 2020

KAIROS stands in solidarity with partners in the Philippines and around the globe who continue to defend human rights, including the right to health, in the face of this global pandemic. KAIROS partner, the National Council of Churches in the Philippines (NCCP), has released a…

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The National Council of Churches in the Philippines has issued a statement condemning the attack against the Lumad Indigenous people

February 5, 2020

The National Council of Churches in the Philippines (NCCP), a KAIROS partner,  has issued a statement condemning the attack, harassment and intimidation against the Lumad Indigenous people seeking refuge in the United Church of Christ in the Philippines (UCCP) –…

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Canadian ecumenical response to attacks on the Lumad evacuees in Mindanao

February 3, 2020

KAIROS joins churches in Canada in signing the following ecumenical statement condemning the attacks against Indigenous Lumad evacuees at the United Church of Christ in the Philippines-Haran (UCCP-Haran) evacuation centre in Davao, Mindanao.   In September 2019 KAIROS staff visited the…

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International Human Rights Day observed under the shadow of death threats by KAIROS partners in the Philippines

December 13, 2019

On December 10, 2019 our partners from the National Council of Churches in the Philippines (NCCP) and Karapatan, both co-conveners of the Ecumenical Voice for Human Rights and Peace in the Philippines, led and participated in protests that commemorated the…

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In solidarity with organizations and activists in the Philippines

November 18, 2019

KAIROS has signed on to a joint letter from members of the Canadian Council for International Cooperation calling on the government of the Philippines to end the practice of red-tagging against human rights, environmental and humanitarian organisations. We signed this…

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Open letter to the Philippines government in support of KAIROS partner

November 8, 2019

On Nov 7, KAIROS learned that our partner, the National Council of Churches in the Philippines (NCCP), was “red-tagged” a practice through which the government of the Philippines has identified its political opponents, organizations and individuals, as supporting the New…

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Praying with our Philippines partners for victims of the Mindanao earthquakes

November 5, 2019

Between October 29th and the 31st the Davao region of Mindanao was rocked by two strong earthquakes that resulted in a number of deaths and the collapse of many residential and other buildings. The region has already been impacted by…

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Raising her voice: KAIROS calls on Canada to include grassroots women’s organizations in peace building policies and practice

October 8, 2019

This article was written by Kirsten Van Houten, Global Partnerships Coordinator @Kirsten Explores and Rachel Warden Partnerships Manager, KAIROS Canada @kairoscanada and published as a part of #WPSAdvice series on Oct. 6 on Women, Peace and Security-Network. A recent visit with our partners…

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Philippines partners’ visit, August 23- September 3, 2019

September 12, 2019

At the partners’ roundtable on the first day of our visit to the Philippines, Bishop Rex Reyes challenged us to be “credible, consistent and courageous” in our solidarity and advocacy work. This became a theme throughout our trip as we…

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KAIROS calls for an investigation into the mass killings in Negros Oriental province, the Philippines

April 16, 2019

KAIROS shares the concerns of our partner the National Council of Churches in the Philippines (NCCP) on the killing of 14 people in Negros Oriental province, on 30 March. There is a huge discrepancy between the testimony of local witnesses…

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A cry for peace – statement of solidarity of the Jolo Bombing

February 1, 2019

On January 27, 2019, in one of the deadliest attacks in the Philippines in recent years, a bombing of a church in Jolo, Sulu, Mindanao, during a Sunday Mass, claimed the lives of more than 20 worshipers, including civilians and…

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Letter to the editor: Trade is important, but not at any price

March 7, 2018

Re: What’s at stake in Canada’s lost Philippines helicopter deal? (The Hill Times, Feb.28, p. 16). Op-ed writer Omar Allam argues that Canada’s credibility and reputation are at risk depending on the outcome of the government’s review of the $300-million…

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TVO’s “The Agenda” – Troubles with Mining Abroad

June 23, 2017

KAIROS recently supported a five-person delegation of political, faith and Indigenous leaders from the Philippines that toured across Canada from March 20 – April 9 under the banner “Our Land, Our Rights, Our Peace”. The delegates spoke about human rights…

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KAIROS statement of solidarity and prayer for peace in Mindanao

May 29, 2017

On Tuesday March 23, 2017, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte placed the island of Mindanao under military rule following  an armed encounter between the Maute militants and the Philippine military in Marawi City, Lanao del Sur.  Philippine church leaders and human…

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Philippine leaders in Canada: Listen. Believe. Act.

March 23, 2017

Press Conference in Ottawa Watch the video below.

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How Canada can better its brand in the Philippines

March 22, 2017

Communities in the Philippines would benefit from the appointment of an independent extractive-sector ombudsperson to monitor Canadian mining operations overseas. Canadian mining companies are often the face of Canada in the Global South. For those affected by these companies, this…

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Philippine delegation presses Canada for mining justice and leadership in peace process

March 14, 2017

Delegation includes a Member of the Philippine Congress, Anglican Bishop and Indigenous activists (Ottawa, ON) – Make the overseas operations of Canada’s mining sector open for justice and ensure that Canada plays a leadership role in the Philippines’ peace process…

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Itinerary for Our Land, Our Rights, Our Peace: Ottawa, Calgary, Edmonton, Montreal, Winnipeg, Toronto

March 8, 2017

Delegation members include: Bishop Antonio Ablon, Philippine Independent Church (Anglican), Zamboanga del Sur Carlos Zarate, Member of Philippine Congress (Bayan Muna PartyList); Chair, House Committee on Natural Resources; Vice-Chair, House Committee on Peace, Reconciliation and Unity Anie Bautista, National Coordinator, Ecumenical…

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Our Land, Our Rights, Our Peace: Philippines leaders visit Canada, March 20-April 5

February 24, 2017

Filipino Delegation to appeal for Open for Justice and support for peace process, March 20 – April 5                          KAIROS is hosting a five-person delegation from the Philippines, March…

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Women of courage gather in the Philippines to discuss mining and its impacts

July 23, 2015

KAIROS is excited to support the participation of Indigenous women from Canada and Ecuador in the International People’s Conference on Mining in the Philippines, July 30-August 1, as well as in  solidarity visits to mining affected communities  before and after…

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