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North American, global Christians urge UN inquiry into ‘deadly acts of racism’

June 22, 2020

The United Church of Christ is among nine North American Christian denominations and four national and worldwide ecumenical bodies urging their members to press the United Nations for a formal inquiry into “deadly acts of racism” against black people around…

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A public letter on Guaranteed Basic Income

May 4, 2020

Forty one Anglican and Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada bishops have sent an open letter to the Prime Minister, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance calling for a Guaranteed Basic Income. Read the letter

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New option! Donate by e-Transfer

April 29, 2020

Along with cheque and credit card, it is now possible to donate to KAIROS by e-Transfer.   E-TRANSFER PROCESS  In the recipient field, enter Liliana Svartman, KAIROS Finance Manager: lsvartman@kairoscanada.org In the space provided for a personal message: Add the donor’s name and mailing address for the tax receipt Donations will be dedicated to the general…

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KAIROS offices are closed until May 31

March 31, 2020

Dear Friends. I want to reach out to you, sending strength and courage in these difficult times.   Like many, we have made the decision to close our offices and suspend our in person programming (including KAIROS Blanket Exercises) until May…

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Call for churches to do more to address anti-Black racism

March 23, 2020

Even in the midst of the global COVID-19 crisis, churches continue to work together on a range of issues, including that of anti-Black racism in Canada and around the world. Leaders of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada, the Anglican Church of…

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Solidarity with members of the Chinese community who are experiencing a deepening of racism

January 29, 2020

As the news is filled with regular updates on the Coronavirus, we want to express our solidarity with those who are directly impacted by the illness and their families. We share our grief for those who have died, and our…

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WCC leaders reiterate need for United States and Iran to step back from escalating conflict

January 9, 2020

KAIROS joins the World Council of Churches and member churches around the world in prayers for peace, praying that the leaders of US and Iran will be guided into and follow the way of peace. World Council of Churches January…

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KAIROS Members respond to Hurricane Dorian

September 6, 2019

Hurricane Dorian, a powerful category 5 hurricane, landed in the Bahamas in early September 2019 destroying thousands of homes and leaving approximately 60,000 people without shelter. Although KAIROS does not provide disaster relief, we encourage you to respond through the…

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Two KAIROS Congolese partners visiting Canada in June 2019

May 14, 2019

KAIROS is excited to welcome two partners from Héritiers de la Justice (HJ, Heirs of Justice), an ecumenical human rights organization in South Kivu province in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DR Congo) and a partner in the…

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Atlantic Gathering highlights: The “aha” moments so far

May 4, 2019

It has been two full days of learning and  activism at Mount Allison University, Sackville, New Brunswick. The Streams of Justice- KAIROS Atlantic Gathering commenced with an opening plenary on May 2nd evening, where the participants connected with one another…

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KAIROS Wish List for 2019

January 10, 2019

KAIROS celebrates exciting progress with its 2018 advocacy wish list, and you’ll find more information following the 2019 listing, but more needs to be done. Bill C-262, an Act to ensure that the laws of Canada are in harmony with the…

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Speak for the Silenced

June 12, 2018

Politically motivated audits by Canada Revenue Agency have silenced the voices and threatened the future existence of vital charities in Canada.  Here is a chance to do something positive about this injustice. Send a letter to Prime Minister Trudeau to…

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Crisis in Gaza

May 17, 2018

KAIROS is gravely concerned about the use of lethal military force  against protestors in the Gaza strip, and joins people of faith and conscience from around the world in condemning the killing and injury of so many Palestinians, including civilians,…

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Steps but, not strides, forward: Federal Budget 2018

March 5, 2018

With its strong focus on gender equality and gender analysis, Federal Budget 2018 takes some significant steps forward in a number of KAIROS priority areas while failing to advance other critical concerns. Building on last year’s contributions, Budget 2018 invests…

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KAIROS top 12 wishes for 2018

January 12, 2018

Always striving for extraordinary change, KAIROS expects bold new provincial and federal policies this year that will advance human and ecological rights. On December 31, 2018, KAIROS will truly celebrate if all (or at least most) of the following are…

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KAIROS statement: Site C dam

December 14, 2017

KAIROS Canada is profoundly disappointed with the BC government’s decision to continue with the Site C hydroelectric megadam project, as announced by Premier John Horgan on December 11. The decision violates Indigenous peoples’ rights, represents a blatant disregard for reconciliation,…

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KAIROS urges you to support the Spirit Bear Plan

November 3, 2017

The Spirit Bear Plan has been launched! This initiative by the First Nations Child & Family Caring Society of Canada calls on you to help end inequalities in public services for First Nations children, youth and families by urging the…

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MEDIA ADVISORY: Reconciliation in the Watershed comes to Guelph, October 28

October 9, 2017

Local residents invited to renew relationships with watershed & Indigenous peoples (Toronto, ON) – Connecting the local ecology with Indigenous rights, and identifying ways to renew relationships with Indigenous peoples and the Grand River Watershed are some of the expected…

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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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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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2016 Annual Report is now online

June 20, 2017

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Letter to the Editor: Clean tech should be PM’s next frontier

March 1, 2017

Re: “On climate change, can Trudeau go where Trump says no?” (The Hill Times, Feb. 22, p. 13). Canada cannot afford to follow the United States in any misguided decision to halt its climate change policies, and therefore its plans…

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The KAIROS community is deeply saddened by the recent passing of Art Manuel

January 13, 2017

The KAIROS community is deeply saddened by the recent passing of Art Manuel. Art’s relationship with KAIROS stretches back almost two decades to the pre-KAIROS days of the Aboriginal Rights Coalition (ARC). Art informed many of our education and action…

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Recognition to outgoing KAIROS Regional Reps for their outstanding contribution to the KAIROS Network

December 9, 2016

Earlier this fall, Bev McDonald stepped down from the role of KAIROS Atlantic Regional Representative after 8 years of service.  The role of Regional Rep is a big commitment that requires a lot of dedication and perseverance and all of…

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