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Wildfires in Western Canada

July 9, 2015

Wildfires raging in Western Canada have led to large-scale destruction and displacement, including Saskatchewan’s largest evacuation on record. As of Thursday, July 9, more than 13,000 people in Saskatchewan have been displaced from their homes, disproportionately affecting those already experiencing…

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2014 KAIROS Annual Report

June 8, 2015

The 2014 annual report of KAIROS’ activities and financial performance.

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A tribute to Dick and Helen Peters

March 6, 2015

Our dear and long time friends Dick and Helen Peters have announced their retirement from KAIROS Prairies/North. Read some tribute messages here from those who worked with them over the years.

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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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Popular Movements Meet with Pope Francis

December 16, 2014

KAIROS colleague Judith Marshall shares experiences from a meeting of social movements with Pope Francis.

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“Congratulations, KAIROS, on the occasion of you still being a thing!”

December 4, 2014

KAIROS is still here and Rick Mercer is glad!

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KAIROS wins NOW magazine ‘Best Activist Religious Group’ for the second year in a row

November 6, 2014

KAIROS is feeling the love once again! For the second year in a row, we’ve been named “Best Activist Religious Group” in NOW Magazine’s 2014 Best of Toronto readers’ poll. Many thanks to everyone who voted for KAIROS!

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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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CIDA DFAIT Letter to Ministers Baird, Fast & Fantino

June 17, 2013

“Faithful commitment “to love our neighbour,” whether down the road or across the ocean, motivates our engagement in human rights and development. Canada has a significant responsibility to contribute to building a more equitable and inclusive global community. In any…

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A Breakthrough on Financial Transaction Tax, But Still a Long Way to Go

January 29, 2013

A decision by 11 European countries to implement a Financial Transaction Tax (FTT, also known as the “Robin Hood Tax”) constitutes an important victory for tax justice campaigners. Austria, Belgium, Estonia, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia and Spain…

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CIDA and the role of the private sector in international development

December 7, 2012

A new study on the role of the private sector in international development, by the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development (SCFAID), has been generating a great deal of public debate in recent weeks.  The study recommends,…

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Letter to PM Harper re. visit to Canada of UN Special Rapporteur on right to food

June 5, 2012

Dear Prime Minister, We are writing this open letter to you as individuals and representatives of organizations dedicated to strengthening the protection of human rights and food security, in Canada and around the world. We are deeply troubled by the…

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Anglican Bishops of BC and Yukon Release Statement on Gateway Hearings

April 12, 2012

A group of Bishops of the Anglican Church of Canada in British Columbia and Yukon have released a statement on the proposed Northern Gateway pipeline and the accompanying public hearings. They write to express their hope that the hearings will…

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KAIROS offers its support and solidarity to Development and Peace

April 5, 2012

KAIROS offers its support and solidarity to our member organization, Development and Peace, whose CIDA funding for projects in the Global South has been drastically reduced. In July 2010, Development and Peace submitted a 5 year funding proposal of $49.2…

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KAIROS at Fair Tax Summit

April 5, 2012

KAIROS, along with 24 other civil society organizations, co-sponsored a lively conference convened by Canadians for Tax Fairness in Ottawa on March 29-30 of this year. The fact that the summit coincided with the release of federal budget (one that…

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Canada Lutheran December Issue dedicated to their social justice work through KAIROS

February 7, 2012

Uniting, Deliberating, Advocating. War, hunger, poverty, and ecological degradation. These are just some of the reasons we support Kairos.  

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CIDA update for KAIROS Supporters

October 28, 2011

KAIROS recently received a response to its CIDA proposal of March 2010. In a letter dated Sept. 22, 2011, CIDA states that the application is being rejected because it would not be “good value for money.” This was the second…

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Don Samuel Ruiz at World Peace Forum in Vancouver

March 11, 2011

From Barry Nelson, Development and Peace BC/Yukon Regional Council Attached please find a picture of Bishop Ruiz attending the workshop on Peace & Justice issues developed by the BC/Yukon Regional Council of Development & Peace and presented at the World…

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Women’s Inter-Church Council of Canada sends letter to PM Harper

March 7, 2011

“We are writing to express our disappointment with the facts that have come to light regarding the decisions surrounding the loss to KAIROS of $7 million in Federal funding in 2009.” fileadmin/fe/files/PDF/cidacuts/Letter-11-03-WICC.pdf

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The Canadian Religious Conference sends letter to Minister Oda re. funding cuts

March 3, 2011

The Canadian Religious Conference, representing Canadian Catholic sisters, priests and brothers, supports KAIROS with a letter to Minister Oda re. the restoration of funding. fileadmin/fe/files/PDF/cidacuts/Letter-11-03-03-CRC.pdf

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Menonnite Central Committee of Canada sends letter to Minister Oda re. CIDA cuts

February 28, 2011

http://www.kairoscanada.org/fileadmin/fe/files/PDF/cidacuts/Letter-MCC-11-02-22.pdf 

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FAQ – The KAIROS CIDA Funding Controversy

February 23, 2011

 

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Remembering Tatic Samuel – Suzanne Rumsey

February 7, 2011

“During the day, thousands and thousands of the faithful who had come from throughout the diocese filled the cathedral in honour of the bishop who died on Monday, January 24… In a letter of farewell read at [the mid-day] celebration…

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Slideshow 2 of Bishop Samuel Ruiz

February 7, 2011

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Love Letter to an Old Man – Rev. Emilie Smith

February 7, 2011

January 27, 2011 Dear Friends, Standing close in beside me the woman cries, her tears pouring down into her purple dress.  Once in a while she carries her apron to her face, and wipes it crease by crease.  For a…

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Remembering Bishop Samuel Ruiz

February 7, 2011

Send us your reflections, stories, letters or photos On January 24 Bishop Samuel of Mexico died at the age of 86. He has been described as the diminutive giant of the church in Mexico. He had been Bishop for 51…

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The Life and Witness of Samuel Ruiz – Jim Hodgson

February 7, 2011

San Salvador, January 31, 2011 I write as the novena—the nine days of prayer following the death of Bishop Samuel Ruiz—is drawing to a close. The flow of moving tributes to this remarkable leader has become a flood, and this…

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G-20: Take Action on Financial Transaction Taxes

November 11, 2010

International Civil Society Statement to the G-20 Leaders Summit in Seoul “We, the undersigned civil society organizations from 32 countries, urge G-20 leaders to make concrete progress towards the introduction of an internationally coordinated financial transactions tax (FTT) at the…

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