Ecological Justice

Christians join social movements in calls for debt cancellation and action on climate change

October 14, 2021

The climate crisis and the COVID-19 pandemic are adding to the debt burdens of countries in the global South.   Many countries need to transition away from use of fossil fuels, as well as to mitigate or prevent damage from severe storms, fires, and floods….

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#KAIROSClimateAction month wrap up

September 30, 2021

Today is the last day of Climate Action Month! Thank you for following us this month on our collective journey of learning and action for the climate. Today, we also commemorate the first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation in…

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Nature-based climate solutions #KAIROSClimateAction

September 29, 2021

In the recent federal election, every major political party in Canada had commitments to conserving and protecting ecosystems in Canada as part of their solutions for addressing climate change. Some committed to investments in planting trees, restoring wetlands and grasslands,…

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Human Rights and Environmental Due Diligence Legislation in Canada #KAIROSClimateAction

September 28, 2021

Achieving climate justice requires a transformation away from the destructive and extractive model of economic development which dominates the world today to one where humanity lives within its natural limits, upholds human rights, and lives in right relationship with all living…

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Intro to climate solutions week: Listening to Indigenous wisdom #KAIROSClimateAction

September 27, 2021

Over the last couple of weeks, we have explored several issues related to climate justice including ending the proliferation of fossil fuels, upholding Indigenous rights, making reparations for ecological debt and so much more. In these last days of Climate Action…

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From the archives: Resistance to BC’s Site C Dam Gaining Momentum #KAIROSClimateAction

September 26, 2021

KAIROS is celebrating 20 years of spirited action for justice. In reflecting on KAIROS’ accomplishments, every Sunday during Climate Action Month, we have featured seminal KAIROS research and writing that continues to shape and influence our climate justice work today….

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Connect with Creation: make an earth altar #KAIROSClimateAction

September 25, 2021

Every Saturday during Climate Action Month, we have invited you to take time to connect with Creation and share your moment of connection with us using #KAIROSClimateAction. For the month’s last Saturday, Susie Henderson invites you to create your own earth altar.   Create…

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Global Day of Action! #KAIROSClimateAction

September 24, 2021

Today we mark the Global Climate Strike – also known as the Global Day of Climate Action. Fridays for Future (FFF) started this youth-led global climate strike movement in August 2018, when 15-year-old Greta Thunberg began a school strike for climate. She…

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Climate-induced displacement #KAIROSClimateAction

September 23, 2021

“Who qualifies as a refugee is a matter of debate…for those who’ve fled climate change, current law has little to offer.”  Sarah Stillman, New Yorker staff writer According to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, “hazards resulting from the increasing intensity…

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Climate change and food security #KAIROSClimateAction

September 22, 2021

As we know, climate change is already having devastating impacts on ecosystems, particularly in the Global South. These impacts affect food systems as well and as a result add additional threats to human well-being.  This year, the Primate’s World Relief and…

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Polluters & Plunderers: The Roots of Africa’s Crises #KAIROSClimateAction

September 21, 2021

On World Environment Day this year, KAIROS partner WoMin African Alliance launched the first in a series of animated short films – Polluters & Plunderers: The Roots of Africa’s Crises. This animated film tells part of the story of how rural, peasant and working-class communities across…

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Intro to global climate justice week #KAIROSClimateAction

September 20, 2021

What is climate justice? Today we enter week 4 of Climate Action Month and focus our attention on global climate justice. This week, KAIROS will look at elements of global climate justice in more detail, including resource extraction, food security, climate…

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From the archives: Is Durban the world’s last, best hope to avoid climate disaster? #KAIROSClimateAction

September 19, 2021

As we enter Global Climate Justice Week, we look back 10 years ago to COP17 in Durban, South Africa.  In the KAIROS Briefing Paper Is Durban the world’s last, best hope to avoid climate disaster?, John Dillon and Jim Davis analyze the…

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Take a sacred pause #KAIROSClimateAction

September 18, 2021

Every Saturday during Climate Action Month, we invite you to take time to connect with Creation. We’ll offer some resources to guide these moments of connection, but you are welcome to connect in any way that brings you joy, rest…

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Indigenous resistance against carbon #KAIROSClimateAction

September 17, 2021

“Advocacy and direct action by Indigenous Peoples in opposition to threats to lands, waters, air, and future generations are not optional measures by those that adhere and live by traditional Indigenous knowledge. They are obligations.”Indigenous Resistance Against Carbon, 2021 The…

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Free, prior and informed consent #KAIROSClimateAction

September 16, 2021

Free, prior and informed consent (FPIC) is an inherent right of Indigenous peoples and helps ensure their survival, dignity and well-being.  The United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UN Declaration) affirms FPIC and provides a new roadmap…

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Environmental racism #KAIROSClimateAction

September 15, 2021

Environmental racism is a type of systematic discrimination that links race and socio-economic status with increased environmental risk. In Canada, Indigenous, Black, and other marginalized communities are far more likely to be the site of high-risk industry activity or a…

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Decolonizing climate policy #KAIROSClimateAction

September 14, 2021

Canada’s climate policies are the main frameworks through which the federal government works to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and create a low-carbon economy for the country. In recent years, these plans include the Pan-Canadian Framework on Clean Growth and Climate Change (PCF) (2016)…

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Indigenous rights week: UN Declaration and climate justice  #KAIROSClimateAction

September 13, 2021

Climate Action Month enters week 3 where we explore decolonization and Indigenous rights as foundations for climate justice. This week we’ll look at how to decolonize Canada’s climate policies, environmental racism, Indigenous rights, and Indigenous-led climate action. Our actions this…

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From the archives: Indigenous Wisdom: Living in Harmony with Mother Earth #KAIROSClimateAction

September 12, 2021

Every Sunday during Climate Action Month, we will feature seminal KAIROS research and writing that continues to shape and influence our climate justice work. Today, we feature Indigenous Wisdom: Living in Harmony with Mother Earth, published in 2017. This KAIROS publication explores…

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A creative arts journal to Connect with Creation #KAIROSClimateAction

September 11, 2021

Every Saturday during Climate Action Month, we invite you to take time to connect with Creation. We’ll offer some resources to guide these moments of connection, but you are welcome to connect in any way that brings you joy, rest…

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DAY OF ACTION! Fossil Fuel Non-Proliferation Treaty #KAIROSClimateAction

September 10, 2021

The Fossil Fuel Non-Proliferation treaty is a global initiative to phase out fossil fuels and support a just transition. Fifty years ago, the world needed a treaty to defuse the threats posed by nuclear weapons.  Today, humanity’s biggest threat is…

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Just transition legislation #KAIROSClimateAction

September 9, 2021

As we transform our economy from an extractive one to one that is regenerative and reliant on the use of resources within Earth’s carrying capacity, we need to ensure a just transformation for workers and disadvantaged social groups as well. This means investing in…

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Climate accountability #KAIROSClimateAction

September 8, 2021

Canada has missed every greenhouse gas emissions reduction target it has ever set. We’ve needed climate accountability legislation to get us on track and ensure we never miss another target. This past spring, we got just that.   In June, Bill C-12 –…

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Fossil fuel subsidies #KAIROSClimateAction

September 7, 2021

In 2009, Canada committed to phasing out inefficient fossil fuel subsidies, as part of the G20. A clear definition of “inefficient” was never developed, but the commitment was to phase them out by 2025. Yet in 2020, during the COVID-19 pandemic, Canada had provided or announced at…

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Climate ambition week: Is Canada doing enough? #KAIROSClimateAction

September 6, 2021

This week, Climate Action Month focuses on the ambition needed in Canada to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and bring about a just transformation for our society and economy. Canada has missed every emissions reduction target it has set to date. As…

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20  Years of faithful action for climate justice #KAIROSClimateAction 

September 5, 2021

KAIROS is celebrating 20 years of spirited action for justice. During this anniversary, we are inviting the KAIROS network and friends to reflect on KAIROS’ accomplishments and struggles, to embrace this kairos moment, and to envision a 2041 that is more hopeful, just, and sustainable than…

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