Posts Tagged "palestine & israel"

To be hopeful in bad times is not just foolishly romantic #KAIROS20

August 9, 2021

To be hopeful in bad times is not just foolishly romantic: KAIROS, you are a light in the world.  Let your light so shine before men (and women), that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven: Matthew 5: 16.  “To be…

Post filed in: #KAIROS20 Anniversary, Middle East

KAIROS calls for just peace amidst escalating violence in Israel/Palestine

May 14, 2021

KAIROS is extremely concerned about the escalation of violence in Israel and Palestine and deeply saddened by the loss of life.  KAIROS stands in solidarity with our partners in Palestine and in Israel and offers prayers to those experiencing extreme suffering.   KAIROS laments the assault of worshippers in…

Post filed in: Gender Justice/Women of Courage, Middle East

Prayer for peace with justice in Palestine and Israel

May 13, 2021

As violence and repression escalate in Palestine and Israel, KAIROS continues to call for lasting and just peace, respect for human rights and an end to the occupation.   The Rev. Andreas Thiel who is a member of the KAIROS Steering Committee and who participated in the KAIROS…

Post filed in: Gender Justice/Women of Courage, Middle East

Ecumenical call opposing evictions and demolitions of Palestinian homes in East Jerusalem

April 29, 2021

KAIROS joins other Christian denominations, church agencies, ecumenical organizations and networks in  calling on the Canadian government to take action on the recent acceleration in attempts by Israeli settler organizations to forcibly evict and dispossess hundreds of Palestinian families  in the Sheikh Jamal and Silwan neighbourhoods in East Jerusalem.  From Palestinian and Israeli partners, we have learned that fifteen families totaling…

Post filed in: Gender Justice/Women of Courage, Middle East

Spirited Reflection: A Rigorous Spirituality

December 9, 2020

A Cry for Justice – Theological Reflection from the KAIROS Palestine-Israel Delegation In the late fall of 2019, I was part of the KAIROS Church Leaders’ Delegation to Israel/Palestine.  This was, as one of our delegates, Rosalyn Elm, put it “Not…

Post filed in: Middle East, Spirited Reflections

Spirited Reflection: Mary of Palestine

November 30, 2020

A Cry for Justice – Theological Reflection from the KAIROS Palestine-Israel Delegation A year ago, I was travelling the roads and cobblestone paths of Palestine on the KAIROS Israel-Palestine delegation.  When you’re a Christian in Bethlehem, in the days leading up to Christmas, the gospel stories of Jesus’ birth resound in your heart.  In Manger…

Post filed in: Middle East, Spirited Reflections

Continue to take action for international human rights and against annexation

July 13, 2020

The government of Israel publicly communicated plans to move forward with the formal annexation of significant parts of the West Bank and all of its settlements, consisting of territory that Israel has been militarily occupying since 1967, giving July 1,…

Post filed in: Gender Justice/Women of Courage, Middle East

Webinar recording: What’s next? Annexation, COVID-19 and Palestine

July 13, 2020

A discussion about human rights and women, peace and security in Palestine-Israel with our partner Wi’am and members of the KAIROS Palestine-Israel Delegation. Wi’am staff provides an update about their work and the current context including the impacts of COVID-19…

Post filed in: Gender Justice/Women of Courage, Middle East

Media Release: Church delegation urges Canadian response to Palestinian humanitarian crisis

March 5, 2020

The KAIROS Church Leaders’ Delegation brings its findings on Palestine and Israel to Canadian MPs, March 9 and 10 (Ottawa, ON) – A group of church leaders urge the Canadian government to immediately address the worsening humanitarian crisis in Palestine…

Post filed in: Media Releases, Middle East

KAIROS network shows solidarity for partners in the Middle East

September 11, 2014

“In this moment, we must all don the robe of humanity. It is a time to stand together as Canadians, Palestinians, Arabs, Muslims, Jews, Israelis and Christians as one soul. We must show that none is ignored or considered unworthy…

Post filed in: Gender Justice/Women of Courage, Middle East

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

Support those affected by ongoing violence in Gaza

July 28, 2014

A number of KAIROS’ member churches are accepting donations to provide direct support to those affected by ongoing violence in Gaza.

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: Middle East

Serving refugees in the Middle East region: DSPR

July 23, 2013

KAIROS partner, Department of Service to Palestinian Refugees (DSPR), is a body of the Middle East Council of Churches (MECC) that serves Palestinian and other refugees across the Middle East region. In operation since 1949, DSPR provides diverse services to…

Post filed in: Middle East, Migrant Justice

KAIROS, the WCC and the MECC express concern for bishops kidnapped in Syria

May 29, 2013

In April, Syrian Archbishops (Metropolitans) His Eminence Boulos (Yazigi), from the Greek Orthodox Church of Antioch and His Eminence Mor Youhanna Gregorios (Ibrahim) from the Syriac Orthodox Church of Antioch, were abducted in Aleppo. By all accounts they remain in…

Post filed in: Middle East

Middle East Churches and their partners issue statement on Christian presence and witness in the Middle East

May 21, 2013

From May 21 to 25, KAIROS staff took part in the Middle East Council of Churches and World Council of Churches conference, “Christian presence and witness in the Middle East” in Beirut, Lebanon. In a joint statement, the conference called…

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Take action: Ask the government to clearly identify Israeli settlement products sold in Canada

May 6, 2013

(Support for a United Church of Canada action) The United Church of Canada is inviting the ecumenical and justice community to write to the Foreign Affairs and Trade ministers, asking for proper identification of Israeli settlement products in Canadian stores…

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Honouring human rights defenders in photos: A KAIROS slideshow for International Human Rights Day

December 11, 2012

KAIROS marks International Human Rights Day, December 10, and the following week of celebration by commemorating the courageous work of our human rights partners in Canada and in the Global South. Through our migrant justice, Indigenous rights, women of courage and…

Post filed in: Africa, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, Middle East

United Nations has recognized Palestine as non-member state

November 30, 2012

On 29 November 2012, the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) passed an historic resolution upgrading the Palestinian Territories to the status of a non-member observer state. This move by the UNGA to recognize Palestinian statehood is seen by many as…

Post filed in: Middle East

Crisis in Gaza: KAIROS Partners Respond

November 20, 2012

As the conflict continues between Israel and Hamas in Gaza, KAIROS partner, the Near East Council of Churches (NECC), is responding with emergency medical care to the growing number of injured civilians. NECC in Gaza, a branch of KAIROS partner…

Post filed in: Middle East

News from KAIROS Partner in Gaza

November 16, 2012

“We could not sleep last night, today we cannot go out of our houses, it is dangerous to move around. NECC premises are closed , employees cannot reach the working places. Gaza people live in fear and stress. I hope…

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KAIROS joins the cry for an end to violence in Syria

September 7, 2012

KAIROS joins the global cry for an end to the violence in Syria, for dialogue between the warring parties, and for a just peace for the Syrian people. KAIROS echoes the call of the World Council of Churches for an…

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Report on Living Courage Eastern Tour and TRC, June 5-25, 2012

August 13, 2012

KAIROS partners, Claudia Castellanos, from the Popular Feminist Organization (OFP) in Colombia, and Lucy Talgieh from Wi’am: Palestinian Conflict Resolution Center in Bethlehem, Occupied Palestinian Territories visited communities in Nova Scotia, Newfoundland, Ontario and Saskatchewan during the Living Courage tour,…

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

Canada must urge Israel to resume negotiations for peace within International Law

February 13, 2012

Download PDF of this article >> Recently, Canada’s Minister of Foreign Affairs travelled to the Middle East, an admirable thing to do in a region so in need of peace. KAIROS: Canadian Ecumenical Justice Initiatives believes that the government of…

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Representing Rebecca Nyagai Kafi

October 20, 2011

Sermon, Vancouver Chinese Presbyterian Church, 16 October 2011 (Pastor Morgan Wong of Vancouver Chinese Presbyterian Church had invited Rebecca Nyagai Kafi of the Sudan Council of Churches to preach at the English and Chinese services in his church. When Rebecca…

Post filed in: Africa, Gender Justice/Women of Courage, Middle East

KAIROS Partner Voices speak on UN Statehood for Palestine

September 26, 2011

At the UN General Assembly, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is seeking to upgrade Palestinians’ status from non-state observer to full UN membership. Given the United States’ proposed exercise of its veto, there is concern that Palestinian hopes may once again…

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Amira Hass, célèbre journaliste israélienne des droits humains, en tournée au Canada

September 22, 2011

Montréal, le 24 août 2011 – Canadiens pour la justice et la paix au Moyen-Orient (CJPMO) et KAIROS – Initiatives oecuméniques canadiennes pour la justice sont heureuses d’annoncer qu’elles organiseront de concert une tournée de conférences par la journaliste israélienne…

Post filed in: En français, Middle East

World Week of Peace for Palestine and Israel 2011 resource available

May 6, 2011

Every year, the World Council of Churches hosts a Week of Peace for Palestine and Israel. They offer liturgical resources and background material, this time with a focus on Jerusalem. The WCC calls on us to remember the struggle of Palestinian…

Post filed in: Middle East