Below you will find a list of materials developed by the Karibu Foundation, and its partner network. In addition, you can view a database (currently in development) of the books available at the Karibu office in Oslo. For inquires, contact


Shaping a New World: Statement from the South Asia School of Human Rights

July 2012 Voices from the South E-Newsletter
In this month's edition of "Voices from the South," we present some of the highlights of the final declaration of the South Asia School of Human Rights, an education and advocacy initiative of the Student Christian Movement of India (SCMI). The school took place in Bangalore, India over a 9-day period in July 2012, and included participats from Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal, and Sri Lanka.  The declaration is a powerful statement from young human rights defenders, actively working to shape a new world in South Asia.


Shaping a New World

Statement from the South Asia School of Human Rights
We, the participants from Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal and Sri Lanka, gathered at Student Christian Movement of India, Program Centre, Bangalore for the South Asia School of Human Right from 28th June 2012 to 6th July 2012, deliberated on the theme ‘‘Shaping Young Human Right Defenders for South Asia’’ and do hereby give this declaration.


Asia Pacific Peoples' Delcaration on Rio +20

June 2012 Voices from the South E-Newsletter Published
In early June 2012, civil society representatives from 18 Asia Pacific countries gathered in Vietnam for a coordinated advocacy and research event in connection with the upcoming UN conference on sustainable development (“Rio+20”) taking place in Brazil. The gathering, entitled “Rio for People: Strengthening People’s Capacity for Genuine Sustainable Development,” was coordinated by the Asia Pacific Research Network (APRN). Below is their powerful final declartion and call to leaders participating in “Rio+20”:


Nigerian Instability: An Effective ATT is the Answer

May 2012 Voices from the South E-Newsletter Published
In July 2012, the world’s governments will gather in New York to negotiate a legally binding international treaty on trade in conventional weapons. In this month's "Voices from the South," Rev. Kolade Fadahunsi, Programme Officer for “Churches in Action For Peace and Development” (CAPAD) in Nigeria, reflects on the necessity of a strong international Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) for Nigerians:


Tourism: A Call for Justice. A Call to Churches.

April 2012 E-Newsletter Published
As part of the Karibu Foundation's 2012 theme of Justice Tourism and Pilgrimage, Caesar D'Mello, Executive Director forms of the Ecumenical Coalition Wed Tourism (ECOT), Reflects on the impact of tourism on the poor and Oppressed, and the Necessity for a church -based response. "Voices from the South" for April 2012 can be down loaded below ...


An Alternative and Complementary Model to Capitalism

ESSET Publishes Comparative Research Paper on Solidarity Economies
The Ecumenical Service for Socio-economic Transformation (ESSET) has released a comparative research paper on solidarity economy experiments in Brazil and Venezuela.  The paper also explores how lessons from these contexts might be incorporated into the Southern African experience with informal traders.  The paper can be download below...


February 2012 E-Newsletter

This month's "Voices from the South" Published
This month's edition of The Karibu Foundation's e-newsletter profiles an open letter to the American President, Barack Obama, from an Iraqi member of the Iraqi Civil Society Solidarity Initiative (ICSSI).  

The article, entitled "Now That You Have Destroyed Our Country, Withdrawing Is Not Enough," provides a critical Iraqi reflection on the withdrawal of American troops from Iraq.


African National Congress (ANC) Turns 100

Kairos Southern Africa Releases Letter of Theological and Ethical Reflection
"We congratulate the ANC for all it has achieved in South Africa during the last hundred years. The movement has been a great source of hope for the vast majority of our people.

Our prayer today is that despite all its present problems the ANC will continue to inspire hope by learning from the past and by taking decisive action during this centenary year to begin to eradicate corruption, factionalism, selfish individualism, power struggles, ill discipline and most of all the scandalous neglect of the poor."

The letter  can be found in full below...


Voices from the South

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"Voices from the South," the Karibu Foundation's monthly e-newsletter,  highlights the voices and experiences of our friends and partners throughout the Global South.


January 2012 E-Newsletter

Voices from the South for January 2012 Published
The first edition of The Karibu Foundation's monthly e-newsletter explores an Indian Dalit theologian's reflections on power and dominance in India and Palestine in an article entitled "Holy Sites and Unholy Sights".  The e-newsletter, and the full speech by Rev. Raj Bharath Patta, can be downloaded below.


Kairos Palestine: An Indian Response

Speech given at Kairos Global Encounter in Bethlehem, Palestine in December 2011
Speech given by Rev. Raj Bharath Patta, featured in Karibu's January 2012 "Voices from the South" e-newsletter.

Christmas Greeting

Christmas Greetings from the Karibu Foundation

This holiday season, may we hear the call to strive for justice, peace, and healing throughout all of creation.  The Karibu Foundation's Christmas greeting can be found below...


Filipino Church Leaders Call for Resumption of Peace Talks

PEPP Releases its Christmas Statement
The Philippine Ecumenical Peace Platform (PEPP), the largest ecumenical formation of church leaders in the Philippines, reiterated their call for the resumption of the formal peace talks between the Government of the Philippines (GPH) and the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) in accordance with their prior bilateral agreements.  The statement can be found below.


WCC calls Durban a “last opportunity”

World Council of Churches (WCC) releases statement on COP 17
Describing climate change as a "root of ethical of ethical crisis," WCC General Secretary, Rev. Dr. Olav Fykse Tveit, calls the United Nations Conference on Climate Change (COP 17) a "last opportunity for the international community to be responsible in addressing climate change" and urges positive outcomes from the event.  The statement can be found below:


Counter-BDS Campaign Launched in Israel

Statement by Kairos Palestine on "Buy Israel Week"
Kairos Palestine releases a statement in response to "Buy Israel Week," a campaign launched in an attempt to counter Kairos Palestine's own cry for boycott, divestment, and sanctions (BDS).  The statement is as follows:


Kairos Palestine Newsletter

11th Edition - October 2011
Kairos Palestine releases its October, 2011 newsletter.  See below for more information.


Not judges, but Witnesses

The Third Russell Tribunal on Palestine Begins

In November 2011 the Russell Tribunal on Palestine will hold a session in Cape Town on the question of whether or not Israel is guilty of committing the international crime of apartheid in its treatment of the Palestinians. 


“Towards a Just and Lasting Peace”

Statement of the Ecumenical Bishops Forum



Tunnel Vision

A Response to Malcolm F. Lowe's Article on Kairos Palestine
Rifat Odeh Kassis, coordinator of the Kairos Palestine group, responds to Welsh academics' critiques of Kairos Palestine published in an article called “The World Council of Churches: What Does It Care about Palestinian Christians?”


Kairos Palestine Newsletter - 8 February 2011


This newsletter seeks to connect and inform the global community of Kairos supporters about our latest initiatives, collaborations, gatherings, and progress. It is an opportunity to reach out to friends of Kairos Palestine around the world: to share reflections, struggles, successes, plans for the future, and news of our work on the ground.

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