Regional News

Opportunities and highlights from the Regional Gatherings

December 1, 2021

The three KAIROS regional gatherings – Great Lakes-St. Lawrence, Prairies North, and Atlantic – that happened in November were opportunities to share how the KAIROS network is learning and acting for justice, particularly for reconciliation. You may also be interested in reading Reflections on the Regional Gatherings….

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Finding your roots in the Treaties: Reflections on the Regional Gatherings

December 1, 2021

The deeper we are connected to our ancestral roots, [the more we find] we are all in the same place because we have all been taught, no matter where we are at or where we come from on this planet, we are being taught…

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Online ecumenical meetings to support migrant workers

April 29, 2021

An invitation to all churches and church representatives   More and more migrant farm workers are arriving every day and they need our support this year more than ever. We are all feeling the stress of year 2 of the pandemic…

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Thank you to outgoing regional representative Ellen Wood

March 29, 2021

A special thank you from all of us at KAIROS goes out to Ellen Wood for her dedication as the Northwestern Ontario and Manitoba (NWOM) KAIROS regional representative from 2017-2021. Volunteer regional representatives are often the face of KAIROS. Whether…

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BC-Yukon regional update

March 24, 2021

During this season of Lent 2021, there is lots of faith-full action happening!   Wednesdays from February 3 to March 3: A 5-session book club series on Braided Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer led by Susan Draper and Janet Gray (Victoria).   KAIROS BC-Yukon and some subregional engagement in the newly formed BC…

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Statement from KAIROS BC-Yukon on Site C Dam

March 4, 2021

“The decision violates Indigenous peoples’ rights, represents a blatant disregard for reconciliation, and ignores the fact the project is economically unsound and environmentally harmful.”  KAIROS Statement on Site C Dam, Dec. 14, 2017 February 26, 2021, was a sad day for…

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Seeking new participants in the Prairies North Region

February 25, 2021

Are you interested in justice for Indigenous peoples, land defenders, migrants, women and the Earth? Are you intrigued by the idea of networking with others on local and international issues of peace, justice and equity?  Are you looking for a…

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History of migrant workers’ outreach at Carlisle/Kilbride United Churches

February 18, 2021

Every year they arrive from Mexico, Central America, South America and the Caribbean islands.   Our migrant workers come to our shores to labour in our local nurseries and crop farms to provide the workforce so essential to the economy…

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KAIROS regional gatherings continue

February 1, 2021

Each online event is hosted and presented by people in the region. Everyone is welcome! Check out what’s happening next:  Manitoba / NW Ontario KAIROS Regional Online Gathering 2021 This gathering is centered on Treaties 1 and 2 Territories, ancestral…

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Hope Still Rises: a conversation with Daoud Nassar -Toronto West KAIROS online presentation

December 14, 2020

This conversation on Nov. 7 with Palestinian farmer and advocate Daoud Nassar was quite a lesson in turning the other cheek.  He explained that his Palestinian family has owned their farmland in the West Bank since 1916.  Israel declared his and all the surrounding land “state…

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KAIROS Regional Gatherings: Great speakers at your fingertips ANYTIME!

December 2, 2020

While we were sad not to be able to meet in KAIROS regional gatherings with handshakes and hugs, pulling chairs into knee groups or sharing meals, we are excited to tell you that having all the gatherings online has its own advantages. People…

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KAIROS Regional Gatherings

November 2, 2020

Join us at the virtual gathering for your region to meet other social justice activists in your area. Or choose the theme and time that suit you best. Each online event is hosted and presented by people in the region. Everyone is welcome.   BC-Yukon Region …

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Thank you to outgoing regional representative Mary Rigby

June 25, 2020

Thank you to outgoing regional representative Mary Rigby  Mary Rigby has been the Atlantic Regional Representative for the better part of the last four years. She came to this role after many years of service as a KAIROS Blanket Exercise facilitator…

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Thanks to outgoing regional representative, Wendy Kalkan

March 31, 2020

As a community we offer our thanks to Wendy Kalkan for nearly four years of service in the role of KAIROS Prairies North Regional Representative. Wendy completed her time in this role as of April 1st. There are many, many…

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Recognizing contributions and transitions among Regional Representatives

December 18, 2019

Earlier this fall at the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Network Development meeting in Ottawa, Betty Anne Platt stepped down as Regional Representative, a role she has shared with Elaine Gareau for the past four years. The Great Lakes-St. Lawrence (GLSL) region,…

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Inspiration, synergy and relationships: KAIROS fall gatherings

December 2, 2019

Walking Softly! was the title of the NW Ontario and Manitoba Fall Regional Gathering in Winnipeg. There were a host of Indigenous speakers discussing the impacts that colonial policies have had and still have on Indigenous land, food security, and…

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NEW VIDEO: Looking back at the Streams of Justice-Atlantic Gathering (5:13 min)

November 18, 2019

KAIROS Atlantic Gathering brought together people from all over the Atlantic region between May 2-5, 2019 to participate, renew networks, seek justice and learn from one another. Here’s a throwback to the wonderful gathering! 

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Register for Covenant Chain Link and other KAIROS fall gatherings

October 10, 2019

You read about the spring regional gatherings in the coastal regions. Now, if you are in one of the three central regions, plan to attend a fall regional KAIROS gathering. The Northwestern Ontario and Manitoba (formerly Cambrian-Agassiz) KAIROS Region will…

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Creating a new relationship with our forests NOW

September 25, 2019

This summer I co-led the KAIROS Rolling Justice Bus ‘Forests Forever’ tour. The tour was about Connecting the Dots, about how everything in a watershed is connected. What we do to one part of a watershed we do to everyone…

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Spirited Reflection: Mourn and organize

June 13, 2019

An excerpt from Jennifer Henry’s Opening Remarks, Streams of Justice at the KAIROS Atlantic Gathering in May I begin in gratitude…and from memory .  .  . In a crowded Scarborough church, with a table full of candles, and media pushing…

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KAIROS gatherings invigorate participants coast-and-coast

May 14, 2019

KAIROS gathered, at opposite ends of the country, just one week apart. April 26-27 was the KAIROS BC-Yukon Network Gathering with the theme: No Passengers on Planet Earth. From May 2-5 was Streams of Justice, the KAIROS Atlantic Gathering for…

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Streams of Justice Schedule, May 2-5, 2019

May 1, 2019

Now is your chance…build skills and relationships, contribute your gifts…join a movement! Creating a climate for peace and social actionEquipping new and renewed advocatesLearning and working together for change Streams of Justice is your opportunity to delve deeper into the…

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Largest KAIROS Blanket Exercise and Colombian activist come to Mount Allison University, May 3-4

May 1, 2019

(Sackville, N.B.) – Atlantic Canada’s largest KAIROS Blanket Exercise, and a celebration of arts and activism with a Colombian activist will highlight the first May weekend at Mount Allison University. These events are open to all and are part of…

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BC Yukon Network Gathering Agenda, April 26-27, 2019

May 1, 2019

Many feel powerless and paralyzed by their own fear, grief, anger and even shame, because of the legacy we are leaving future generations. Everything is connected; all justice, environmental, and human rights issues, locally and globally, reflect certain values that…

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Tune in and listen to this Atlantic School of Theology podcast, featuring Kenn Stright talking about Streams of Justice

April 12, 2019

Watch and listen to this Atlantic School of Theology podcast as Kenn Stright, a retired Presbyterian Minister, past KAIROS Atlantic Regional Representative, and member of the planning team for Streams of Justice: Atlantic Gathering 2019 discusses faith and activism and the unique…

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NEW VIDEO: Join us for the largest Mass KAIROS Blanket Exercise ever in Atlantic Canada (1:00 min)

April 11, 2019

Saturday, May 4th: Mass Blanket Exercise Alumni Field, 1:30 PM – 4:00 PM An experience to build understanding of our shared history of Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples Elder opening and special guests All are welcome Join us for the largest…

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BC-Yukon KAIROS network gathering invites you on April 26-27

April 5, 2019

No Passengers on Spaceship Earth: Stories of Resistance, Courage and Faith Greetings BC-Yukon friends of KAIROS, BC-Yukon KAIROS network is hosting a gathering in Vancouver – April 26th and 27th, 2019. You’re invited to come join with other activists motivated by…

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Chat with Activists: Emma Seamone on activism and why she exists

April 3, 2019

Emma Seamone is an environmental activist and candidate for ministry in the United Church of Canada. She is currently taking the Atlantic School of Theology’s summer distance program, which has her leading the Bocabec, McAdam, and Upper Mills United Churches…

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