Executive Director

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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Spirited Reflection: Coming down from the mountain

February 14, 2018

Have you ever been to a conference, retreat or gathering of like-minded souls, and wanted it to go on and on? A place where you felt understood, where you were with “your people”? A moment when you hear a speaker, a greater leader, that inspires and challenges…

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Human rights ombudsperson will bring long-awaited accountability to Canadian mining

February 14, 2018

The government has an opportunity to entrust the ombudsperson with the responsibility to ensure that the rights of women and girls are respected, that resource extraction does not result in increased gender-based violence, and that the unique perspective and concerns…

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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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Walking in a Good Way: How to be better allies in the struggle for Indigenous rights and watershed justice

November 4, 2017

Walking in a Good Way – How to be better allies in the Struggle for Indigenous Rights and Watershed Justice, a KAIROS gathering held in Victoria, B.C. October 25, brought many moments of tough reality and dedicated hope for the…

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Living Justice: Reformation 500 in Toronto

October 31, 2017

Sermon: In Truth, With Love, For Justice St James Cathedral, October 29, 2017, by Jennifer Henry Creation, Human Beings, Salvation–Not for Sale Texts: Isaiah 42: 5-9, Psalm 36: 5-10, James 2: 14-18, John 13: 33-35 I am so grateful to be…

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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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Spirited Reflection: Walking with our Sisters

October 3, 2017

On October 4 vigils across the country remember and honour missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls, and in Toronto, October 15-29,  the Walking With Our Sisters commemoration will be held at the Aboriginal Education Centre.  Here are two prayers…

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Remembering John Dillon

June 26, 2017

KAIROS is shocked and deeply saddened by the sudden loss of our dear friend and colleague John Dillon. John served the Canadian churches in ecumenical social justice for 44 years. He was a researcher, writer, analyst, but most importantly a…

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Recordando a John Dillon

June 26, 2017

KAIROS recibió con sorpresa y profunda tristeza la noticia de la muerte repentina de nuestro querido amigo y compañero de trabajo John Dillon. John sirvió a las iglesias canadienses en justicia social ecuménica durante 44 años. Era investigador, escritor, analista…

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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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Tell the federal government a new law is needed to protect Canadians’ free speech 

November 11, 2016

For decades, Canadian charities have given voice to the concerns of Canadians who want social change, better health and a clean and safe environment. From laws banning smoking in public places, to the creation of anti-drinking and driving laws and…

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Living well this Thanksgiving

October 7, 2016

“Buen vivir means living well based on the knowledge of our peoples, not living better at the cost of others.” ~David Choquehuanca, Aymara, Bolivia This Thanksgiving I am holding fast to this vision of who we could be together, as Canadians,…

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Meeting at the intersection, discussing with Jennifer Henry on the World Social Forum

August 22, 2016

Jennifer Henry is Executive Director of KAIROS: Canadian Ecumenical Justice Initiatives. She participated as a panelist in the workshop “Laudato Si‘, a Call for Change” co-organized by CIDSE, Development and Peace and Franciscans International. On that occasion she reflected on…

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Homily – Witnessing to Hope by Jennifer Henry

June 21, 2016

Celebration of ministries service, Toronto Conference AGM, May 28, 2016,  St. Paul’s United Church, Midland, Ontario

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A Call to Conversion(s): Spirited Reflection by Jennifer Henry, Executive Director, KAIROS

May 5, 2016

Photo of  KAIROS Elements of Justice Intergenerational Event in North Vancouver, October 2015, taken by Matthew Dueck. I believe at this time in our country and in our world, our faith calls us to twin conversions.  The first is an…

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