Amnesty International Canada

 Amnesty International

KUF periodically holds letter writing groups for Amnesty International.

Child Haven

Kingston’s Child Haven support group is one of over twenty such groups, mostly in Canada, who host an
annual Child Haven International benefit. Our event was online in 2021, but we’ll be LIVE again this year.

Long time friends of KUF, Bonnie and Fred Cappuccino, plus Dr. Nat Shah are the founders of eight Children’s Homes in India, Bangladesh and Nepal, which serve about 1,100 formerly destitute children, women and seniors. These Homes are Canadian-funded but the managers and staff are all local.

The Homes strive to keep the children in contact with their families and diverse cultures by following Gandhi’s principles of NO proselytizing and NO discrimination by gender, caste, race, religion or culture.

Saturday, June 25 at 6 pm, Kingston’s volunteer cooks present a wonderful Indian buffet supper for Child Haven.

Our chef is Kuljit Sodhi, who will lead us in a Bollywood dance demonstration. The evening also features Bonnie and Fred’s son, Robin telling stories with photos from his May to June 2022 tour of the homes – his first return to the Homes since February 2020. There will be beautiful fair trade Indian handicrafts available for sale and on auction.

Some of our dedicated volunteers have been – or are planning to be – three month interns, living at a Child Haven Home to learn more!

Donations Online: childhaven.ca
OR: e-transfers to fred@childhaven.ca (security answer: childhaven)

*Child Haven is Revenue Canada Charitable # 11885 1922 RR0001

*Look up www.childhaven.ca to see Child Haven’s site, including our latest newsletters

Dying With Dignity

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.

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

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