Posts Tagged "dignity & rights"

Urge the Opposition Leader to stop senate filibustering of Bill C-262!

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…

Post filed in: Indigenous Rights, UNDRIP Blog Updates

KAIROS joins Burnaby Mountain Trans Mountain pipeline protest, April 28

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…

Post filed in: Ecological Justice, Indigenous Rights, Media Releases, UNDRIP Blog Updates

Mining oversight bill defeated by government, despite widespread public support

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

KAIROS Members Call for Peace in Gaza

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

Current Violence and Military Action in Israel and Palestine

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.

Post filed in: Executive Director, Middle East

Support Grassy Narrows

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

Video Blog: Joan Carling at the UNPFII

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…

Post filed in: Gender Justice, Indigenous Rights, UNDRIP Blog Updates, Women of Courage

Archbishop Desmond Tutu: A Voice To be Heard

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.

Post filed in: Ecological Justice, Executive Director, Indigenous Rights

Sisters are mining for the truth

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.

Post filed in: Gender Justice, Indigenous Rights, Latin America, Women of Courage

URGENT ACTION: As peace talks resume, South Sudan needs your support today!

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…

Post filed in: Africa, Gender Justice, Women of Courage

Bringing a message of urgency and hope from Congo to Parliament Hill

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.

Post filed in: Africa, Indigenous Rights

How will you show your love on February 14?

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…

Post filed in: Indigenous Rights, UNDRIP Blog Updates

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.

Post filed in: Ecological Justice, Indigenous Rights, UNDRIP Blog Updates

Dusty Shoes or Golden Slippers

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…

Post filed in: Gender Justice, Indigenous Rights, Latin America, Women of Courage

West Hill United Church Goes To Ottawa

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

Bringing a Message of Hope for DR Congo to Parliament Hill

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…

Post filed in: Africa, Gender Justice, Women of Courage

You Are Not Alone

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.

Post filed in: Indigenous Rights, Latin America

What mine eyes have seen….

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.

Post filed in: Gender Justice, Latin America, Women of Courage

Reflection on the International Day to End Violence Against Women

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…

Post filed in: Gender Justice, Latin America, Women of Courage

A Day of Spectacular Beauty

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…

Post filed in: Ecological Justice, Latin America, Women of Courage

A Beauty that Hurts

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.

Post filed in: Ecological Justice, Indigenous Rights, Latin America

Where is Your Brother?

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.

Post filed in: Ecological Justice, Indigenous Rights, Latin America

Voices Amplified

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.

Post filed in: Ecological Justice, Indigenous Rights, Latin America

Day 3 – Circle of Life

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.

Post filed in: Ecological Justice, Indigenous Rights, Latin America

The Road to San Marcos

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.

Post filed in: Gender Justice, Latin America, Women of Courage

Day One in Guatemala!

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…

Post filed in: Gender Justice, Latin America, Women of Courage