Executive Director

This kairos moment

January 29, 2024

When you have KAIROS in your name, it tends to lead you to think about kairos moments – the question of what time it is, not from a chronological perspective but from a significance perspective. What time is it in…

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KAIROS’ Christmas Message from Leah Reesor-Keller

December 14, 2023

This past fall, KAIROS’ partner in the West Bank gave us a gift that I keep thinking about. It’s a handcrafted nativity scene from Bethlehem with a wall running through its centre. Wi’am: Palestine Conflict Transformation Centre presented KAIROS with…

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KAIROS’ Letter to the Prime Minister

October 20, 2023

En Français KAIROS is closely monitoring reports of the escalating violence between Hamas and Israel. We have written to the Prime Minister urging him to do everything in his power to support an immediate ceasefire and a negotiated solution to…

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KAIROS welcomes Leah Reesor-Keller as Interim Executive Director

September 29, 2023

KAIROS Canada is delighted to announce that, effective September 25, 2023, Leah Reesor-Keller will serve as KAIROS’ Interim Executive Director for an eight-month term.   Leah brings to the role 18 years of experience working with faith-based and social justice organizations…

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Love God, Love People: A Sincere Prayer and Hopeful Goodbye

August 25, 2023

It is with deep sadness that the Steering Committee announces the resignation of KAIROS’ Executive Director, Aisha Francis. We are very grateful for the dedication, energy and expertise that Aisha brought to KAIROS in her time here, and the vision…

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An Easter Blessing

April 6, 2023

Greetings and blessings from KAIROS. We wish you a wonderful Easter.With love,Aisha Francis

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A KAIROS Blanket Exercise (KBE) Update

April 3, 2023

The KAIROS Blanket Exercise (KBE) has been a program of KAIROS for twenty-five years. In 1996, in response to the Report of the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples,  the Aboriginal Rights Coalition (which became part of KAIROS in 2001) worked…

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May your heart be at rest and comforted with peace this Christmas.

December 21, 2022

2022 has been a year of amazing grace and tenacious courage. As the world opened up, with both anticipation and trepidation, we invited the return of some former normalcy and also continued to fervently adjust and learn the newness of…

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Love, Forgive and Give – Easter message for sharing

April 13, 2022

In 2022, we are personally and collectively navigating tense moments and hostile, unnerving global events. An enduring pandemic that has changed our lives and livelihoods; the rise in racism that continues to affront human dignity, rights and justice; exacerbated mental…

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Thank you for supporting KAIROS in 2021

December 27, 2021

KAIROS is blessed with so many inspiring grassroots partners in Canada and globally who are doing incredible work thanks to faithful supporters like you. Every day KAIROS works for Indigenous rights, migrant rights, ecological sustainability, gender justice, human rights, and…

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Spirited Reflection: 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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