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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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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Spirited Reflection: White privilege & lament 

October 31, 2016

The system of the supremacy of whiteness was created to serve white men who were heterosexual, able bodied, Christian, wealthy landowners, to keep power and control in their hands. If we truly want to understand white privilege, the intersections of…

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United Church launches emergency appeal for hurricane matthew relief

October 13, 2016

Toronto: The United Church of Canada is launching an emergency appeal to provide humanitarian relief to Haiti, Cuba, and nearby Caribbean countries devastated by the impact of Hurricane Matthew. Donations made through the United Church are directed to ACT Alliance…

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The Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB) withdraws from KAIROS

October 13, 2016

KAIROS: Canadian Ecumenical Justice Initiatives accepts, with regret, the decision of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB) to withdraw from membership. We acknowledge the long history of CCCB collaboration in Canadian ecumenical social justice coalitions and, since 2001, in…

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KAIROS video tweet – Meet a women of courage … in less than 140 seconds

July 21, 2016

A brave human rights defender, Chantal Bilulu coordinates a legal clinic for survivors of sexual violence in eastern Congo, once dubbed the rape capital of the world.  In two minutes you’ll learn how Chantal’s organization, which receives funding from KAIROS, helps women to recover their pride…

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PODCAST: How the KAIROS Blanket Exercise came to be. Radio Interview with Katy Quinn.

May 13, 2016

Radio interview with Katy Quinn on April 25, 2016

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KAIROS Members accepting donations to aid emergency efforts in Fort McMurray

May 5, 2016

KAIROS prays for the people impacted by the fire in Fort McMurray and surrounding communities.  While KAIROS does not receive donations for emergency relief, some of our members do. The following are those we know to date that are  receiving…

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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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“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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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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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


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