KUF members are individually active in Social Action. In addition, KUF has formal ties with the following groups:
KUF periodically holds letter writing groups for Amnesty International.
KUF is one of over twenty Child Haven International Support Groups, mostly in Canada, who throw an annual Child Haven International benefit. Long time friends of KUF, Bonnie, Fred and their son Robin Cappuccino are the founders of eight children’s homes in India, Bangladesh and Nepal which serve about a thousand children, plus many women and seniors, using Gandhi’s principals of with NO proselytizing and NO discrimination by gender, caste, race, religion or culture.
The KUF benefit for Child Haven is a supper each spring, with great Indian food, beautiful fair trade Indian handicrafts and spectacular Bollywood dancing. Some of our dedicated volunteers have been or are planning to be three month interns, going to live at a home to learn more!
*Child Haven is Revenue Canada Charitable # 11885 1922 RR0001
*Look up www.childhaven.ca to see Child Haven’s site, the latest newsletters and a preview of the Needs List.
Dying With Dignity
The Canadian Unitarian Council has been active in support of individuals being able to be involved in decisions of conscience in dying with dignity. Kingston Unitarian Fellowship affirms the Unitarian Principle of “the inherent worth and dignity of every person”.
For more information, read the CUC press release at CUC Applauds Decision in Assisted Dying Case.
Repair Cafe Kingston is a new neighbourhood initiative, hosted by the Kingston Unitarian Fellowship, that promotes repair as an alternative to tossing things out. Residents of Kingston can bring their broken items to fix them on the spot with the help of voluntary repair “specialists”. Our goals are to (a) re-introduce the art of repairing to newer generations and local communities; (b) retain and spread repair knowledge and skills; (c) promote social cohesion by bringing neighbours together from different backgrounds and motivations in an accessible and inspiring meeting.
Peace Quest is a non-profit, non-denominational, and non-partisan organization based in Kingston, Ontario that supports and facilitates peace-building initiatives across Canada.
Kingston Community Chaplaincy
Offering hope and healing to communities with objectives:
- To enact the goals and principles of Restorative Justice in relation to victims, offenders and community
- To accompany men and women from incarceration to successful reintegration in the community by facilitating emotional, spiritual and practical support systems during their transition
- To assist those who are at risk of engaging in criminal activity to find constructive and life affirming community resources
- To dialogue with community groups to further their understanding of and response to the needs of offenders, victims and their families
Many Faiths, One Creation – Action Partnerships
We are a new and growing group of individuals from south eastern Ontario who are committed to taking action on the causes of climate change. Our members represent a variety of religious traditions. We believe that as people dedicated to the common good, inspired by our beliefs and energized by our spirituality, we have a shared responsibility for the protection of creation and a safe climate. While celebrating the uniqueness of our different traditions, we stand together in working for an ecologically and socially sustainable future.
Sustainable Kingston’s mission is to enhance the livability and resiliency of Kingston. We do this by sharing knowledge and providing resources and programs that drive community action.
From 2017-2020, Sustainable Kingston is focusing its work on driving measurable improvements in the Kingston community across 6 priority areas:
- Climate Action
- Environmental Stewardship
- Sense of Community
- Sustainable Transportation
- Economic Prosperity
- Food Security