Kairos Canadian Ecumenical Justice Initiatives
Kairos, from the ancient Greek means “a moment of crisis and opportunity, a moment when acting out of hope can bring real and lasting change”. It started in 2001, growing out of 10 Days for Global Justice (later 10 Days for Social Justice), and also involved the merging of several justice groups previously with overlapping mandates but working independently. It is the name that represents the social justice endeavours of 11 Canadian churches and religious organizations, with partners in Canada and around the globe. Kairos responds to the call to “do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God” (Micah 6:8). KAIROS works with its members, partners, and our cross-Canada community based network in the areas of Ecological justice, Solidarity in Canada, Human rights and trade, and Grassroots action for global justice grounded in the local community. At Westdale United we are involved in Kairos through workshops, worship services, education, and advocacy.