Executive Director

La vérité, la réconciliation et le jour du Canada

June 30, 2015

Lettre de la directrice générale de KAIROS, le 1er juillet 2015 En ce jour où les Canadiennes et les Canadiens se rassemblent pour célébrer notre pays, je place ma fierté non en qui nous sommes, mais en qui nous pouvons…

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Truth, Reconciliation and Canada Day

June 30, 2015

( cliquez ici pour le message en français) Message from Jennifer Henry, KAIROS Executive Director, on Canada Day On this day, when Canadians gather to celebrate our country, I will place my pride not in who we are, but in…

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Easter is a conspiracy of hope

April 1, 2015

Watch KAIROS’ Easter video message Dear Friends, Every year I approach Easter in the same way, hungry for the renewal it offers. This weekend, in my church, with my community, in song and story, I will be tangibly reminded of…

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Remembering John Mihevc

December 21, 2014

KAIROS is deeply saddened by the passing of our dear friend and colleague John Mihevc.

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Statement by the KAIROS Board Chair on the Events of October 20 & 22, 2014

October 28, 2014

KAIROS Chair of the Board, Rev. Desmond Jagger-Parsons, reaches out in solidarity to those harmed and grieved, and to other faith groups, civil society organisations, and elected officials to stand firm in our commitment to human rights in Canada and…

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KAIROS Thanksgiving Message 2014

October 10, 2014

KAIROS Thanksgiving Video Message: thriving with resilience, gratitude and faith 5 yrs after CIDA cut

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Impossible Hope: Excerpt from a Sermon on Ezekiel 37: 1-14 and John 11: 1-44 – by Jennifer Henry

April 8, 2014

This week’s Spirited Reflection is by KAIROS Executive Director, Jennifer Henry. The images of death in the Scriptures are striking, but so are the signs of hope: transformation is God’s signature.

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Letter from Jennifer Henry to Toronto Star re. “Tories reject inquiry for missing Aboriginal women”

March 10, 2014

My grief in reading “Conservatives reject inquiry for murdered, missing aboriginal women“, Saturday, March 8, 2014, was magnified by the fact it appeared on International Women’s Day.  On this day, when women around the world renew their call for “bread…

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Mission from the Margins

November 13, 2013

In her final blog from the World Council of Churches 10th Assembly in Busan, Executive Director Jennifer Henry reflects on the global church’s call to “justice, solidarity, and inclusivity [as] key expressions of mission from the margins.”

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A Story of Resilience, Grace, Persistence and Transformation

November 2, 2013

Father Michael Lapsley is an Anglican priest, a social justice activist, a freedom fighter and a healer. KAIROS Executive Director Jennifer Henry describes what it was like to break bread with him at the WCC Assembly.

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Senzenina

October 30, 2013

“Nothing falls outside of God’s dream for justice and therefore, nothing is outside the church’s mission.” KAIROS Executive Director Jennifer Henry reflects on the opening litany of lamentation and hope at the World Council of Churches’ 10th Assembly in Busan.

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God of Life, Lead Us to Justice and Peace: Follow KAIROS at the WCC Assembly!

October 28, 2013

As Executive Director Jennifer Henry heads to the 10th Assembly of the World Council of Churches in Busan, Korea, she offers some thoughts on what the global church may aspire to and accomplish in the busy days ahead.

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Sign on letter to Minister Oda

February 3, 2010

Download the PDF This “letter addressed the need for a solid re-affirmation of the importance of CIDA’s responsive programming (Partnership Branch) as well as the imperative need for clarity in respect of processes and standards used to judge funding proposals….

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Letter to PM re. CIDA

February 1, 2010

Heads of KAIROS eleven member churches and orgs send letter to PM.    

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KAIROS & the CIDA Cuts at a Glance

January 21, 2010

This briefing note serves as a primer on KAIROS’ history, its projects and work, the cutting of CIDA funding, the damaging comments of Jason Kenney, and KAIROS’ current action.  

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How is CIDA’s Funding to KAIROS Spent

January 15, 2010

This briefing note provides a clear breakdown of how KAIROS’ CIDA Funding is used.  

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Response to Some Questions Raised

December 23, 2009

“Minister Kenney’s statement that KAIROS took “a leadership role in the boycott, divestment and sanctions campaign” against Israel is false.” Issue: KAIROS responds again to the Canadian government’s accusation that it led “the campaign of boycott, divestment and sanctions campaign…

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KAIROS Responds to Accusations of Anti-Semitism and Renews Call for CIDA Funding to Be Restored

December 18, 2009

Attention: Religion, Government, Foreign, Social and Human Rights Journalists For Immediate Release Friday, December 18, 2009 (Toronto) KAIROS: Canadian Ecumenical Justice Initiatives denies allegations by Immigration Minister Jason Kenney that it is anti-Semitic and decries the apparent politicization of aid…

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