Posts Tagged "dignity & rights"
June 6, 2019
Bill C-262 is in trouble. On Wednesday, June 5, Senator Don Plett refused a motion from Senator Lillian Dyck to allow the Senate Committee to proceed with its scheduled review of Bill C-262. The five senators who have been filibustering…
April 25, 2018
KAIROS Executive Director Jennifer Henry to stand in solidarity with members of T’sleil-Waututh, faith leaders and people of faith (Toronto, ON) – KAIROS Canada’s Executive Director, Jennifer Henry, will join members of Tsleil Waututh, faith leaders and other people of…
October 3, 2014
KAIROS Canada is disappointed that the Extractive Sector Ombudsman bill, Bill C-584, did not pass second reading in the House of Commons on October 1. More than 90,000 Canadians voiced their support for such an Ombudsman through the Open for…
Post filed in: Ecological Justice
August 1, 2014
KAIROS member churches and organizations continue to speak out for peace in Gaza, urging the Canadian government to become more engaged in building a just peace.
Post filed in: Middle East
July 15, 2014
Jennifer Henry, Executive Director of KAIROS: Canadian Ecumenical Justice Initiatives, has issued a statement in response to the ongoing violence and military action in Palestine and Israel.
July 11, 2014
Today’s Supreme Court decision affirming Ontario’s right to log on Grassy Narrows treaty land is a disappointment, but the First Nation’s fight to protect its traditional territory and waters, as well as the right to hunt, fish, and trap, continues.
Post filed in: Indigenous Rights
June 3, 2014
Several of the Honouring Indigenous Women’s Wisdom delegates spoke on May 21 at From Canada to Guatemala to the Philippines: Honouring Indigenous Women’s Wisdom, a KAIROS-Horizons panel that was an official side event at the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues…
May 30, 2014
Executive Director Jennifer Henry and Program Manager Ed Bianchi head out to Fort McMurray to attend the “So Long as the River Flows” Conference and hear Archbishop Desmond Tutu’s thoughts on the oil sands, Indigenous Rights, and ecological justice.
May 20, 2014
May 20, 2014
March 6, 2014
Rachel Warden, gender justice coordinator at KAIROS, draws the relationship between the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) Convention in Toronto, International Women’s Day, and violence against women in this article published in Toronto’s NOW magazine.
February 27, 2014
Since mid-December 2013, widespread violence, killings and displacement have been the daily reality for millions of South Sudanese. Church leaders in South Sudan issued a plea for peace shortly after the violence broke out on December 15. This is the…
February 14, 2014
The KAIROS “Women of Courage” delegation to DRC reunited in Ottawa in December 2013 to brief politicians on the urgent situation in eastern Congo and what Canada can do to help build peace and prosperity. Read more about their recommendations.
February 7, 2014
On February 14, send a valentine to your elected representative asking them to ‘Have a Heart’ for First Nations children and youth. Shannen Koostachin was a courageous girl from Attawapiskat First Nation who believed “school is a time for hopes…
Joint Review Panel report on proposed Northern Gateway Pipeline Project downplays Indigenous and ecological concerns
December 24, 2013
Despite overwhelming opposition from First Nations and their allies, the Joint Review Panel has given the Enbridge Northern Gateway pipeline project conditional approval.
December 11, 2013
by Ellen Wood Ellen Wood is a grain, cattle and apple orchard farmer as well as an ordained United Church minister, now semi-retired. She has worked on many social justice causes, most recently the tar sands and the nuclear…
December 4, 2013
On November 28, a delegation from West Hill United Church in Scarborough, Ontario delivered a petition to the House of Commons calling on the federal government to end the disparities between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples in Canada. Steve Watson’s article,…
Post filed in: Indigenous Rights
December 3, 2013
With recent talk of peace returning to the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, KAIROS is hopeful peace-building efforts will continue at all levels – from international diplomacy between DRC and its neighbours, down to the grassroots level at which our…
December 1, 2013
Barbara Fullerton, a United Church minister from Paris, Ontario recounts her experience with members of the El Estor human rights defender work team, and reminds us that we are all in this together.
November 30, 2013
As the Guatemala study tour draws to a close, KAIROS BC/Yukon regional representative Janet Gray, one of the group’s photographers, talks about the pictures in her camera and those in her mind.
November 27, 2013
On the International Day to End Violence Against Women, we remember and support victims and survivors of all forms of violence against women, and express solidarity with all those working to end this violence. In this post, Helen Knott, a…
November 27, 2013
Emma Hebb is a member of Wesley United in St. Andrew’s, New Brunswick. After a swim in beautiful Lake Izabal near El Estor, she reflects on society’s seemingly insatiable appetite for natural resources, and the all people who care about…
November 25, 2013
During a “day off” in Antigua, Wilf Bean, former director of the Tatamagouche Centre, wrestles with the contradictions and questions he faces as a Canadian on this tour studying the impact of Canadian mining companies.
November 24, 2013
Georgina Baisley from Miramichi Presbytery of the United Church relates stories of resistance to mining’s impacts on water and human rights in Guatemala.
November 23, 2013
The struggle of Indigenous people in Guatemala to defend the land and a way of life resonates with Helen Knott, a Dane’zaa and Cree woman from Treaty 8 territory in northeastern British Columbia.
November 22, 2013
On Day 3 of the Guatemala Study Tour, United Church diaconal minister Elaine Kellogg describes a meeting with the Committee in Defense of Mother Earth in San Miguel Ixtahuacan.
November 21, 2013
In her first blog from Guatemala, Tanis Desjarlais from Kawacatoose First Nation in Saskatchewan explains how she found hope and inspiration on the road to San Marcos.
November 20, 2013
Lynn Hamilton, United Church clergy, writes a guest post on Day One of the Guatemala Study Tour. “Tuesday. Our first full day together as a group. Folks from Victoria, the Miramachi, and 12 points in between begin a day of…