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Coalitions live on.

Dear editor,

Many of the obituaries for Archbishop Ted Scott mention the recently released biography Radical Compassion. Wonderful as the book is, I wish to address a critical error in it. Archbishop Scott is quoted as saying: "Some think the coalitions may have become victims of their own success ... And movements die, unfortunately I don't think any of the coalitions exist now."

In fact, a lot has happened since the end of the 1990s with the very successful Canadian Ecumenical Jubilee Initiative, which saw unprecedented collaboration among the denominations and the still vibrant ecumenical social justice coalitions. This was followed, for financial and practical reasons, by the eventual merger in 2001 of 10 coalitions into one body.

The organization that was formed to carry on the rich legacy of the past 40-plus years of justice work is called Kairos--Canadian Ecumenical Justice Initiatives. The name Kairos means a "moment for action," and Kairos is dedicated to promoting human rights, justice and peace, ecological justice, viable human development and solidarity among the peoples of the Earth.

Ecumenism is definitely alive, and we who stand on the shoulders of ecumenical pioneers are fighting hard for the ideals and principles and just solutions based on the strong traditions of theologically based careful analysis and faithful witness. Ted would be proud.

Joy Kennedy

Kairos Ecological Justice Co-ordinator

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Title Annotation:Letters
Author:Kennedy, Joy
Publication:Anglican Journal
Article Type:Letter to the Editor
Date:Oct 1, 2004
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