Ecological Justice

Letter to the Editor: The Canadian Energy Regulator’s outlook for a net-zero 2050 is alarming

December 16, 2021

Beth Lorimer is the KAIROS Ecological Justice Program Coordinator, and their letter to the editor was published in The Globe and Mail today: “The level of oil and gas production in the Canadian Energy Regulator’s outlook for a net-zero 2050…

Post filed in: Ecological Justice

Climate change’s assault on ecosystems is violence against women

December 7, 2021

To be truly feminist, Canada must fully consult women — particularly land and water defenders — to lay the groundwork for community-driven and inclusive clean energy economies, writes Jane Thirikwa with @kairoscanada. #16StoriesofCourage

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

Statement on the violent removal of Indigenous land defenders by the RCMP

December 2, 2021

Promises of reconciliation are empty when the RCMP continues to arrest Indigenous people on their own land.  KAIROS Canada joined members of Climate Action Network – Canada (CAN-Rac) to call on federal ministers Marco Mendicino and Marc Miller and BC…

Post filed in: Ecological Justice, Indigenous Rights

Women lead gender-based violence awareness raising #16StoriesofCourage

November 26, 2021

| en français | High levels of sexual violence in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), combined with stigmatizing media coverage, have resulted in a presentation of sexual gender-based violence as exclusively part of a military strategy. There are, however, numerous cases of gender-based violence (GBV) committed by civilians,…

Post filed in: Ecological Justice, En français

“So much more can be done” – reflections on COP26

November 25, 2021

The dust may have finally settled from COP26, the UN Conference on Climate Change, which ran from October 31 to November 12 in Glasgow, Scotland, but the realities of the climate crisis continue to rage. On the final day of COP, meteorologists warned that extreme weather created…

Post filed in: Ecological Justice

Sign the petition: Call on Canada to enact corporate accountability legislation

November 22, 2021

Voluntary corporate social responsibility measures have been proven ineffective in ensuring Canadian extractive companies abroad do no harm. Canada must enact mandatory human rights and environmental due diligence legislation (mHREDD) to require companies to prevent, report on, and face consequences for human…

Post filed in: Corporate Accountability, Ecological Justice

Letter of solidarity with Wet’suwet’en land defenders

November 5, 2021

KAIROS joins representatives of an ecumenical community to register our solidarity with the Wet’suwet’en peoples who are defending their lands in opposition to the Coastal GasLink Pipeline. This pipeline violates the fundamental right of free, prior and informed consent (FPIC)…

Post filed in: Ecological Justice, Indigenous Rights

COP26: A moment for the people, the planet and justice

November 2, 2021

The 26th Conference of the Parties (COP) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change is now underway in Glasgow, Scotland.  From October 31 to November 12, the world will be watching to see if world leaders take the urgent and necessary steps for a fair, just…

Post filed in: Ecological Justice

Congratulations to all the winners of the youth poster contest

November 1, 2021

To mark its 20th anniversary, KAIROS wants to lift up the artistic work of young activists. We asked for original artwork that shares a message of justice, peace and hope – artwork that will help us as a movement and…

Post filed in: #KAIROS20 Anniversary, Ecological Justice, Gender Justice/Women of Courage, Indigenous Rights

Testimonio and Storytelling: Canadian extractivism in territories affected by genocide

October 27, 2021

Join KAIROS, Atlantic Regional Solidarity Network (ARSN), the Department of Human Rights at St. Thomas University, MiningWatch Canada, Atlantic Human Rights Centre, Solidarité Fredericton, NB Media Coop, and Maritimes-Guatemala Breaking the Silence Solidarity Network on Monday, November 8, 2021 at 6:00pm EST for “Testimonio and Storytelling: Canadian extractivism in territories affected by…

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

MEDIA RELEASE: On COP26 eve, For the Love of Creation online Fall Symposium will join people of faith to take climate action

October 27, 2021

(Toronto – Treaty 13 with the Mississaugas of the Credit) – For the Love of Creation presents its online Fall Symposium, Saturday, October 30, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., inviting people to deepen their  understanding of the climate emergency and advocacy from a faith…

Post filed in: Ecological Justice, Media Releases

KAIROS Mandate Letters to the Prime Minister of Canada

October 25, 2021

Dear Prime Minister Trudeau,  We at KAIROS write to you during a kairos moment, when multiple crises have converged and opportunities arise for transformational change. In our work we advocate for such change in elevating the rights and wellbeing of Indigenous peoples, women, temporary foreign workers, and ecological systems.   The climate crisis and COVID-19,…

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

Thank you, Mi’kmaq Grandmothers, for protecting land and water through Indigenous self-determination

October 25, 2021

KAIROS welcomes the decommissioning of the Alton Gas Project and honours and thanks the Mi’kmaq Grandmothers for all their efforts in the protection of land and water.   The Mi’kmaq Grandmothers have been steadfast in their defense of the Shubenacadie River system, treaty rights, and their ancestral homelands for years. Despite intimidation, coercion, and criminalization from the part of various governments, companies,…

Post filed in: Ecological Justice, Indigenous Rights

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….

Post filed in: Ecological Justice

#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…

Post filed in: Ecological Justice

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,…

Post filed in: Ecological Justice

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…

Post filed in: Corporate Accountability, Ecological Justice

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…

Post filed in: Ecological Justice

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….

Post filed in: Ecological Justice

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…

Post filed in: Ecological Justice

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…

Post filed in: Ecological Justice

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…

Post filed in: Ecological Justice

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…

Post filed in: Ecological Justice

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…

Post filed in: Ecological Justice

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…

Post filed in: Ecological Justice

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…

Post filed in: Ecological Justice

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…

Post filed in: Ecological Justice