MEDIA ADVISORY: KAIROS Celebrates 40 Years of Ecumenical Social Justice Activism
(Toronto) For Immediate Release May 1, 2013
WHO: KAIROS: Canadian Ecumenical Justice Initiatives
WHAT: Ecumenical worship service to launch year long activities in celebration of 40 years of ecumenical social justice activism.
A reception will follow the worship service.
WHERE: The Church of the Redeemer, 162 Bloor Street West, Toronto, ON
WHEN: Wednesday May 8, 7:00PM
WHY: As KAIROS looks ahead to its future at Circlefest – a national planning meeting of Board, staff and program committee members in early May – it is also taking the opportunity to honour the work and spirit of the ecumenical coalitions which merged and became KAIROS in 2001. The earliest of these coalitions was formed about 40 years ago.
The ecumenical worship service in Toronto will be the first of a series of events to be held in communities across Canada this year to celebrate 40 years of responding to kairos moments of crisis and opportunity in the global struggle for social justice.
Among those in attendance at the Toronto launch will be: former Board and staff members of the ecumenical coalitions; representatives of other ecumenical agencies and organizations;global and Indigenous partners; and people newly engaged with the KAIROS movement.
Through music, storytelling, images and colourful displays, the event aims to honour KAIROS’ roots, deepen the faith of all gathered and offer messages of hope to strengthen the local and global movements that make up KAIROS. A digital timeline of the ecumenical coalitions will be launched by May 8, 2013.
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Communications Program Coordinator
KAIROS: Canadian Ecumenical Justice Initiatives
416.463.5312 x 223