On September 7, 2014 we came home
“KAIROS” is a Greek word meaning a God-given ‘opportune time’ for decisive action. It is also the name of the ecumenical justice coalition in Canada uniting the Presbyterian Church and ten other churches and religious organizations in faithful action for ecological justice and human rights.
Are you concerned about: Indigenous Rights …. Water …. Peace with Justice in Palestine and Israel …. Corporate Social Responsibility …. Violence Against Aboriginal Women …. Climate Change …. ?
· The Halifax group meets monthly, on the 1st monday of each Month except July/ August at 1:30 PM at the Anglican Diocesan Centre, next to All Saints Cathedral, 1330 Martello Street.
· The Atlantic regional network gathers annually: this fall at the United Church Centre, Sackville, NB, Sept. 20 & 21, speakers/workshops will focus on Indigenous Rights and Ecological Justice.
New members and guests are welcome!
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Summer is nearing its end! Our evenings are getting much chillier and frost will soon appear. Our Kairos Atlantic2014 Gathering is getting closer. The program lined up is an excellent one!
Alma Brooks we have heard from before, but she is always inspiring. This year has been an especially busy and meaningful one for her as she has travelled to the United Nations in New York with a Kairos team to attend a meeting on Mining and Indigenous people, she spoke at the spring Kairos event in Toronto and has plans to travel to Geneva this fall for meetings there on related issues. This is in addition to her work of assisting the efforts in her local area to express opposition to Fracking in New Brunswick.
Connie Sorio works for Kairos and has led a Kairos sponsored exposure tour to the Philippines this past summer. Those on the tour experienced life in the Philippines and the struggles of indigenous people there as they attempt to express their opposition to mining and its destruction of the environment with its effects on the health and well being of local people. Connie also is very active on the issue of Migrant Workers, particularly representing Filipino workers in Canada.
Kathryn Anderson is not a stranger to us or to activist circles in Canada and in Guatemala. Kathryn has been working with indigenous people in the highlands of Guatemala for most of her adult life. She was the organizer of a very successful internship program out of the Tatamagouche Centre for young adults to learn and support persons in Guatemala devastated by the genocide of the 1980’s and more recently, supporting indigenous people affected by Canadian mining operations. She strives to educate us all on these very vital issues and to confront industry to be more mindful of those affected by their projects.
Shannon Neufeldt, a relative newcomer to Kairos, brings wisdom, energy and great organizing skills to Kairos. She is now our Atlantic liaison with the national office. She and Connie have assisted us in planning this event and are very hopeful of spreading the Kairos spirit to the Atlantic region and to youth in particular.
That all being said, we need to promote this event as much as possible. There is still time so please spread the word through your networks and don’t forget to register yourselves. http://www.kairosatlantic2014.eventbrite.ca/
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