Posts Tagged "tour"

Championing peace by making Canadian corporations accountable

April 13, 2017

Can Canada champion world peace while simultaneously supporting Canadian extractive companies that are accused of human and ecological rights violations? This question is of course rhetorical. Yet despite its stated interest in becoming more engaged in international peace and security,…

Post filed in: Ecological Justice, Indigenous Rights, Op Eds & Rabble

Partners Tour to highlight violence against women in Colombia and in Canada

October 19, 2016

Gloria Amparo Suarez of the Organización Femenina Popular (OFP), a Colombian women’s rights organization and KAIROS partner, will visit Canada from Nov 23 to Dec 4. The KAIROS sponsored educational tour is timed to include the 16 Days of Activism…

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

In Memory of the life of Adolfo Ich Chaman-

September 26, 2014

Today, five years later, KAIROS joins the family of Adolfo Ich Chaman- , his community and human rights and solidarity groups in Guatemala and in Canada in commemorating Adolfo Ich’s life and demanding justice. Angelica Choc, Adolfo’s wife, has called…

Post filed in: Latin America

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

KAIROS Participates in Study Tour to Guatemala

November 7, 2013

From Nov 19-29, KAIROS network member Helen Knott will join Latin America partnerships coordinator Rachel Warden in a study tour to Guatemala. Sponsored by the Mining the Connections Working Group of the Maritime Conference of the United Church of Canada,…

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

Western Tour: Yellowknife – No Ice on the Big Water

June 17, 2010

Yellowknife is on the northern shore of Great Slave Lake. Known as Tu Cho, or “Big Water” in Dene, it is the deepest lake in North America at 614 m, and the ninth-largest lake in the world, covering 27,200 km²….

Post filed in: Ecological Justice

Western Tour: Victoria – “Cochabamba in the Garden City”

June 16, 2010

Susan Draper, KAIROS’ BC-Yukon Regional Coordinator, sent us the following thoughts from the G20 Climate Justice Tour town hall discussion that took place in Victoria on Monday, June 14. I rejoice in the fact that 90 people from the city…

Post filed in: Ecological Justice

Western Tour: Yellowknife – Land of the Midnight Sun

June 16, 2010

At this time of year the sun literally never sets in Yellowknife and after a long, cold, dark winter it’s easy to understand why people may shun indoor events. Nevertheless, on Tuesday night a committed group of people chose to…

Post filed in: Ecological Justice

Western Tour: Richmond, Vancouver and “the liquid continent”

June 14, 2010

Good afternoon, although it’s still very much morning here in Victoria. Francois Pihaatae, Ecumenical Animator on Climate Change for the Pacific Conference of Churches and one of KAIROS’ Southern partners, and I are travelling on the Western leg of our…

Post filed in: Ecological Justice