KAIROS: Canadian Ecumenical Justice Initiatives

KAIROS: Canadian Ecumenical Justice Initiatives

May 21, 2009 15:00 ET

MEDIA ADVISORY: Edmonton Launch of KAIROS Tar Sands Delegation to Northern Alberta

EDMONTON, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - May 21, 2009) -

Attention: Environment, Business, Religion, and Aboriginal Issues Journalists

WHO: KAIROS: Canadian Ecumenical Justice Initiatives delegation of
Canadian church leaders, Indigenous and Southern partners.

WHAT: Edmonton launch of KAIROS delegation to Alberta tar sands and
affected communities - A public meeting with church leaders,
Indigenous partners and Oil Watch International partners from
Nigeria and Ecuador to discuss the impact of oil sands exploration
on our lives and the environment.

Dr. John Hiemstra of Edmonton will speak on Christian Faith and the
Oil Sands.

WHERE: The Kings University College Atrium, 9125 - 50 St.

WHEN: May 21, 7 pm - 9:30 pm

WHY: To explore the theological, social and ethical implications of
fossil fuel extraction in the Athabasca tar sands. To listen,
discuss and learn more about the Alberta tar sands projects and
their impacts on all involved communities: society at large,
workers, Indigenous peoples and communities, and the environment.

The delegation's weeklong tour includes meetings with church and
community members, Indigenous peoples, civil society groups,
government and industry representatives.

For a full list of participants and more details about the tour, including the delegation blog, please visit the KAIROS website at www.kairoscanada.org

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