World

We support the work of God’s Church around the world

Riverside has a long history of supporting the wider work of the church through the United Church of Canada’s Mission and Service Fund as well as through specific projects, including refugee sponsorship, education and advocacy.

Partnership with Providence Methodist Church, Jamaica

This partnership has been in place for several years.  An annual Jamaica Night in October raises funds for a Nursing Outreach Program and for a Basic School in Dallas, Jamaica.  Five members of Riverside visited Kingston in Feb 2015 and a deepening of the partnership will continue to emerge.  More information here.

06_Grannies visitGrandmothers to Grandmothers

Riverside Grannies are 1 of 240 groups across Canada raising funds & awareness for the Stephen Lewis Foundation to support grassroots projects in 15 countries in Sub- Saharan Africa by providing care and support for woman, orphaned children, grandmothers and those living with HIV/AIDS.  RUC contact: Wanda Maurais dw.maurais@sympatico.ca

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Amnesty International

Amnesty lettersAmnesty International conducts campaigns to defend people whose human rights have been denied by their governments. We participate in these campaigns by contacting their governments by mail, fax or e-mail to protest against the arrest, detention or unfair trials of these people.  Each year we hold a Write-a-thon around Human Rights Day and a Greeting Card Campaign.  We are part of the Urgent Cases Network. RUC contact Norm or Pat McLeod pn.mcleod@sympatico.ca  For more see Amnesty stories  and www.amnesty.ca

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