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


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

Subscribe to our Monthly E-Newsletter
"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?”



Thaw in the winter freeze



From Flickers of Light to a Bright New Day

Please See the Attachment


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.

In this edition you read about:


Leveling the Scales by Force

Thoughts on Normalisation

Rifat Odeh Kassis, coordinator of the Kairos Palestine group, reflects on the topic normalization and how it is received for a population under occupation.


A Grave Mistake in Need of Correction

A Response to the Meeting Between Rabbi Shlomo Riskin and Pope Benedict XVI



The present Christian awakening on Israel and Palestine


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