Posts Tagged "resource extraction"

Development Free of Fear by Rev. Desmond Jagger-Parsons

September 9, 2014

Rev. Desmond Jagger-Parsons, BA LLB MDiv, is the Head of the Philippine Learning Tour, a delegation organized by KAIROS: Canadian Ecumenical Justice Initiatives, with representatives from KAIROS member churches, CUPE, MiningWatch Canada and Indigenous people in Canada.  Rev. Jagger-Parsons is…

Post filed in: Asia-Pacific

Northern Gateway decision a turning point in indigenous relations

July 16, 2014

In announcing its approval for the Northern Gateway pipeline, the federal government said that Enbridge “has more work to do to engage with aboriginal groups.” This passing off of responsibility to the pipeline’s sponsor does not release the government from…

Post filed in: Ecological Justice, Indigenous Rights

KAIROS leads Philippines Learning Tour to Mindanao communities impacted by Canadian mining

July 15, 2014

Toronto, ON – KAIROS Canada is organizing a tour to the Philippines to learn more about how Canadian mining operations are impacting communities in that country. Ten representatives from KAIROS, the United Church of Canada, the Christian Reformed Church in…

Post filed in: Asia-Pacific, Indigenous Rights, Media Releases

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

New Resource! Watershed Discipleship Workshop

July 10, 2014

Want to take some time in your church or community to explore the call to Watershed Discipleship? Our new 3 hour workshop can help! It includes biblical and personal reflection, reflection on the issues facing your watershed, and the opportunity…

Post filed in: Ecological Justice

Tar Sands Healing Walk Videos

July 10, 2014

Two videos by Allan Lissner on the Tar Sands Healing Walk.

Post filed in: Indigenous Rights, UNDRIP Blog Updates, Video Playlists & Photo Albums

The world wants Canada to be open for justice

July 10, 2014

Canadian and international organizations press for law reform to hold Canadian mining companies accountable for human rights abuses overseas. Check out our latest policy briefing paper.

Post filed in: Media Releases

Historic Supreme Court Decision Enriches Us All

June 27, 2014

Yesterday’s Supreme Court decision recognizing the Tsilhqot’in Nation’s Aboriginal title is an important step towards reconciliation between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people in Canada.

Post filed in: Indigenous Rights

Northern Gateway Approval: Reconciliation Postponed

June 19, 2014

Late in the day on June 17, with little fanfare but much anticipation among Indigenous communities, the environmental sector, and the oil industry, the federal government approved construction of the Northern Gateway pipeline. The government has, in the decision, placed…

Post filed in: Indigenous Rights, UNDRIP Blog Updates

Calling All Nations: CONVERGENCE 2014

June 6, 2014

As the Federal government prepares to announce its decision on the Northern Gateway bitumen export pipeline, KAIROS affiliated persons in British Columbia will be joining a walk for healing and reconciliation on Sunday in Vancouver. KAIROS urges anyone in the…

Post filed in: Indigenous Rights, UNDRIP Blog Updates

The Glorious New Brunswick Shale Gas Rebellion of 2013

June 6, 2014

KAIROS has recently undertaken a research project on the Indigenous right to free, prior and informed consent (FPIC) regarding proposed resource extraction projects on Indigenous lands. Willi Nolan is a member of the reference group for this project and she…

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

Fort Chipewyan: Time for Treaty Renewal

June 5, 2014

A crucial fur trade hub in the 1700s, Fort Chipewyan is once again at the centre of resource extraction issues that are shaping Canada’s future, except this time there’s a treaty relationship to consider.

Post filed in: Indigenous Rights

We Do Have Choices

June 2, 2014

On the flight to Fort Chip, Jennifer Henry reflects on our energy choices. What will sustain life?

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

It’s Time To Decarbonise

June 2, 2014

Indigenous activist Winona LaDuke energized the As Long As the Rivers Flow conference with a compelling challenge to learn from Indigenous knowledge and wisdom.

Post filed in: Ecological Justice, Indigenous Rights

We Are All Connected

June 1, 2014

Archbishop Desmond Tutu believes transformation is possible if we all work together.

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

KAIROS to meet Archbishop Tutu at conference spotlighting Indigenous rights and oilsands

May 22, 2014

Toronto –KAIROS Canada will travel to Fort McMurray to meet Archbishop Desmond Tutu at the As Long As the Rivers Flow: Coming Back to the Treaty Relationship in Our Time conference, May 31-June 1. Archbishop Tutu says climate change is…

Post filed in: Ecological Justice, Indigenous Rights, Media Releases

KAIROS Delegates at the UNPFII – intro video blogs!

May 19, 2014

Delegate Alma Brooks arrived early with us and Ana Guadalupe from Guatemala and Mila from the Philippines have been here for the first week so we were able be begin our orientation. We have also had the opportunity to film…

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

The Moral and Financial Case for Divesting from Fossil Fuels: Briefing Paper #38

May 5, 2014

The movement is growing for withdrawing investments from oil, natural gas and coal companies that contribute to climate change, and among the churches in Canada Trinity-St. Paul’s United Church in Toronto has shown leadership. The latest KAIROS Briefing Paper -…

Post filed in: Ecological Justice

An Expression of Solidarity in Response to the Death of Merilyn Topacio Reynoso

May 1, 2014

In this expression of solidarity in response to the fatal attack against Merilyn Topacio Reynoso, a young Guatemalan activist, KAIROS affirms its commitment to intergenerational work and youth activism, and to working for a world where young people have the…

Post filed in: Latin America

APPEAL FOR IMMEDIATE ACTION: Call for justice for the victims of extrajudicial killings in the Philippines

April 16, 2014

According to KARAPATAN, the national alliance of human rights organizations in the Philippines, 169 men and women had been victims of extrajudicial killings under the current government of President  Benigno Simeon Aquino III (July 2010 to December 2013.)   From…

Post filed in: Asia-Pacific, Indigenous Rights, UNDRIP Blog Updates

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

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

Holy Trouble in the Watershed

February 12, 2014

Whether it’s overfishing or the environmental and human rights impacts of resource extraction, as watershed disciples we are sometimes called to make holy trouble. In this sermon at Toronto’s Trinity St. Paul’s United Church, KAIROS member relations and campaigns coordinator…

Post filed in: Ecological Justice

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

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