Executive Director

New beginnings

June 2, 2021

This past weekend I ventured down to the lake. It was teeming with people. Runners and walkers, individuals, couples and families, the young and the mature. Everyone was out to enjoy a bit of the warmer weather that has come along with…

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Farewell from Lori Ransom

May 28, 2021

It has been a profound privilege to serve KAIROS in the role of Interim Executive Director for the first five months of 2021. Even before joining the staff, I understood the special place KAIROS occupies among organizations committed to social…

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KAIROS appoints Aisha Francis as Executive Director

April 23, 2021

en français | en español KAIROS Steering Committee is pleased to announce that Aisha Francis has been appointed as Executive Director of KAIROS effective May 17, 2021.  Aisha is a seasoned professional with twenty-five years of diverse leadership and business experience…

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Spirited Reflection: A great number of people followed him . . . crowds who had gathered there

March 31, 2021

Large numbers of people, bodies crowded together in one place, along the side of a road, or on top of a hill . . . these images fill me with unease in the Easter season of 2021—a year after a…

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Thank you for  all your support to KAIROS in 2020!

December 31, 2020

Throughout this unique, difficult year, all of us at KAIROS have been reminded over and over again about how blessed we are with resilient, inspiring partners in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East, and with faithful supporters across the country. As we look to…

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Final message from Jennifer Henry, Executive Director

December 24, 2020

When I think of what KAIROS is, at its essence, the first words that come to mind are “together,” “accompaniment” and “solidarity.”  Almost 20 years ago, KAIROS was created out of rich legacy as a place for churches and religious organizations…

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Believing in impossible change: KAIROS Christmas video message for sharing

December 24, 2020

Dear Friends, May we be ready this Christmas to really welcome the Holy One, the radical love and justice that changes everything. Let’s believe in impossible change and join our hands and hearts to the movements around the world that…

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Lori Ransom appointed as Interim Executive Director at KAIROS

December 4, 2020

KAIROS Steering Committee has appointed Lori Ransom to the role of Interim Executive Director at KAIROS.  Through the month of December, she will work collaboratively on a transition with Jennifer Henry, KAIROS current Executive Director, who will be leaving the…

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KAIROS Steering Committee Announcement

October 22, 2020

After eight and a half years as KAIROS Executive Director, 27 years overall with the ecumenical justice coalitions and KAIROS, Jennifer Henry will be leaving, effective December 31, 2020.  “It has been an honour and privilege to serve this incredible…

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Thanksgiving video message for sharing

October 7, 2020

As we gather on Thanksgiving, there is no doubt that this year is different. However, I am looking forward to it for the reminder it brings to turn our hearts to gratitude. And there is so much to be thankful for.  I am particularly grateful to the migrant workers who…

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Towards Right Relation: Statement of the KAIROS Executive

June 2, 2020

KAIROS strives to bring together Indigenous peoples, settlers and newcomers in shared commitments to human rights and ecological justice.  As a community grounded in diverse spiritualities, we commit to vision of right relations between all peoples and the earth.  As surely as we know such a future is…

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Easter video message to share: Easter mystery in extraordinary times

April 6, 2020

Dear Friend, These are tough times we are living in right now. We are very concerned for the grave risks, particularly to vulnerable peoples and communities in Canada and around the globe. It can be hard to keep our spirits…

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A message to Canadians from religious leaders in Canada in response to the COVID-19 pandemic

April 2, 2020

Hope, gratitude and solidarity Canadians are experiencing the devastating impact of COVID-19 in what has become a rapidly evolving crisis. Understandably, this crisis has brought about feelings of anxiety, apprehension and fear. Critical elements of our daily lives are being thrown…

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KAIROS is NOT going away

March 27, 2020

Dear Friends, I want to reach out to you with solidarity and hope in these perilous times.  We send each and every one of you our strength and commitment to weather this crisis together with our eyes and actions clearly focused on…

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Peace and goodwill to all peoples: KAIROS Christmas video

December 18, 2019

In days leading up to Christmas, I walked through the streets of Bethlehem with Palestinians for whom it is home. In this place of present day occupation, where people struggle to live in dignity and peace, you can’t help but…

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Only four days left to make a 2019 donation!

December 10, 2019

A significant one – today and long into the future! You will help build peace and bring justice to regions of conflict, including the West Bank, by supporting the women who gather regularly with Lucy Talgieh, Women’s Project Coordinator for…

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Easter 2019 video: Where do you see new life?

April 16, 2019

Dear Friends, I invite you to watch KAIROS’ 2019 Easter video: Where do you see new life? Please share it with your family, friends, congregation and community. Post it on Facebook or tweet it. If you attend a church, consider…

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KAIROS Christmas video for sharing

December 21, 2018

“This Christmas, let’s settle only for great joy—not for the few, the powerful, the privileged—but for all. Peace and goodwill for all peoples.” Dear Friends, With Christmas approaching, I would like to share with you a short video message and…

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Just and inclusive tables: KAIROS Thanksgiving video message

October 4, 2018

As Thanksgiving approaches, I would like to share with you a short video message about our common work of setting a just and inclusive table. I invite you to take a moment to watch it and share it with your…

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Easter video: Come and witness first light

March 27, 2018

Dear Friends, I invite you to take a moment to watch the KAIROS Easter video. Share it with your family and friends, post it on Facebook and tweet it. Share it on your congregation or community e-lists. Show it in…

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KAIROS Christmas video for sharing

December 15, 2017

“Solidarity seeks partnership and mutuality…giving and receiving.” Dear Friends, Below is the KAIROS Christmas video. I invite you to take a moment to watch it, share it with your family and friends, post it on Facebook and tweet it. Share…

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KAIROS UN Declaration Video: Please Share

October 5, 2017

Dear Friends, This Thanksgiving I want to share with you a short video about persistent advocacy and the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. I invite you to take a moment to watch it, share it with your…

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Easter hope: KAIROS brief Easter video for sharing

April 13, 2017

Dear Friends, Here is the KAIROS Easter video. I invite you to take a moment to watch it, share it with your family and friends, post it on Facebook and tweet it. Share it on your congregation or community e-lists….

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THANK YOU for all your support to KAIROS this year!

December 28, 2016

As 2016 draws to a close, please accept a great big THANK YOU for all your support to KAIROS this year! We end the year deeply grateful for our resilient, inspiring partners in Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Middle East…

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Hope in the struggle: KAIROS Christmas video for sharing

December 15, 2016

“Christmas offers a welcome reminder that God came among us in the very midst of repression, disrupting empire with a most unexpected peace.” Dear Friends, Here is the KAIROS Christmas video. I invite you to take a moment to watch…

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