One ecumenical movement #KAIROS20
I am forever grateful for KAIROS, its Steering Committee, the members of its many Program Committees, its Executive Directors, and its staff. The Canadian Council of Churches, KAIROS, its predecessor coalitions and other ecumenical sister agencies in Canada share a common history and belonging in the one ecumenical movement. In my roles at The Canadian Council of Churches I have depended on and grown from the friendship of many colleagues, the careful and bold approach KAIROS takes with partners that is built into its genetic code, its detailed research and policy work, and its many contributions to critical pedagogy, most boldly and consequentially evident in the KAIROS Blanket Exercise.
I feel a special sense of shared origin and destiny with those colleagues who worked tirelessly side by side through the Canadian Ecumenical Jubilee Initiative, the ecumenical innovation that ultimately led to the formation of KAIROS.
On behalf of The Canadian Council of Churches, its members, directors, staff, volunteers and representatives, we congratulate KAIROS on your first 20 years of faithful witness for justice and peace.
May your roots in faith and your faithfulness with partners bear fruit for many years to come.
Peter Noteboom, General Secretary, The Canadian Council of Churches