Media Advisory - KAIROS Comes to Parliament Hill

Church Leaders Hold Press Conference

OTTAWA, Dec. 7 /CNW/ - Church and NGO Leaders will hold a press conference on Parliament Hill to address the unprecedented decision of International Cooperation Minister, Bev Oda, to cut all funding to the human rights program of KAIROS, an ecumenical organization comprised of 11 churches and faith-based organizations in Canada, representing millions of Canadians.

    Press Conference Details:

    When:           Tuesday, December 8, 2009

    Time:           10:00 am

    Where:          Charles Lynch Room, Centre Block
                    Parliament Hill

    Participants:   Archbishop Roger Ebacher, Archdiocese of Gatineau-Hull

                    Bishop Philip Poole, Area Bishop for York-Credit Valley,
                    Anglican Diocese of Toronto

                    Deborah Kitumaini, widow of Pascal Kabungulu, former
                    Executive Secretary of Les héritiers de la justice (The
                    Heirs of Justice), a KAIROS-CIDA partner in the
                    Democratic Republic of the Congo

                    Alex Neve, Secretary General, Amnesty International

                    Gerry Barr, President, the Canadian Council for
                    International Co-operation (CCIC)

                    Mary Corkery, Executive Director, KAIROS

SOURCE KAIROS: Canadian Ecumenical Justice Initiatives

For further information: For further information: Adiat Junaid, Communications Program Coordinator, KAIROS, Cell: (647) 377-4576, Office: (416) 463-5312, ext. 223, E-mail:

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KAIROS: Canadian Ecumenical Justice Initiatives

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