Executive Director, KAIROS: Canadian Ecumenical Justice Initiatives
Jennifer Henry is an activist, preacher, and feminist leader. She has served the Canadian churches for close to three decades in national ecumenical social justice and is currently advising the United Church of Canada on the development of their strategic plan. From 2012 to 2020, she held the role of Executive Director of KAIROS: Canadian Ecumenical Justice Initiatives, a faith-based movement-led organization dedicated to ecological justice and human rights. Jennifer was a consistent ecumenical witness at the national events of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada and served for six years as a member of the Primate’s Commission on the Doctrine of Discovery, Reconciliation, and Justice of the Anglican Church of Canada, and is a frequent writer and speaker on white settler complicity and the requirements of solidarity. Jennifer has a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Social Work from the University of Manitoba and a Masters of Social Work and a Masters of Theological Study from the University of Toronto. Her passion is to explore the many ways the bible can be engaged to animate social justice, including a recent focus on finding biblical models of allyship.