We are a KAIROS community!

In October 2012 our community contacted KAIROS: Canadian Ecumenical Justice Initiatives and asked to be a member. We have received a package of information and resources along with a welcome letter from KAIROS. Here is some of what the letter says:

Who is KAIROS?

  • KAIROS supports innovative and grassroots work for social justice on behalf of eleven churches and religious organizations
  • Our international social justice network includes 22 global partner organizations
  • Our commitment to justice is inspired by faith, but we work with justice-seekers of diverse beliefs and nationalities

What makes KAIROS different?

  • We are a grassroots movement – working with our many partners in a spirit of equality and respect
  • We fund alternatives – making creative and community-driven solutions possible
  • We believe there are no easy fixes – committing for the long haul to work for justice and peace

Stay tuned as we hope to organize, with other KAIROS groups in Vancouver, a workshop called Making it Matter: the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples in May 2013.

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Jan. 11 – Invitation to Solidarity Fast

Our Lady of Guadalupe Tonantzin community invites you to participate in a one day fast in solidarity with Chief Theresa Spence on Friday January 11. We are responding to the call by KAIROS: Canadian Ecumenical Justice Initiatives.

Please go to this link for more information, including ways to participate if you are medically unable to fast.

http://www.kairoscanada.org/dignity-rights/indigenous-rights/kairos-calls-for-solidarity-fast-with-chief-spence-january-11/

Is this not the fast that I choose:
to loose the bonds of injustice,
to undo the thongs of the yoke,

let the oppressed go free,
and to break every yoke?

Isaiah 58:6

Walking the talk: Victoria Marie talks to the Tyee about being prophetic and caring for our Mother

In an interview by an intern from The Tyee about justice, the environment and churches, Victoria Marie describes her concerns about how we’re treating our Mother the Earth as well as her call to ordination as a Roman Catholic Womanpriest.

Read it here – http://thetyee.ca/News/2012/07/07/Green-Catholic-Conscience/