For 17 years, Charles has served as URI's founding Executive Director. He has worked with religious, spiritual and other leaders in Europe, Africa, the Middle East, the Americas, Asia and the Pacific. He has been a featured speaker internationally and has written extensively about interfaith cooperation. He co-authored with colleague Sally Mahé, Birth of a Global Community, a book on the birth of the United Religions Initiative. In addition, he has published many articles on interfaith work, contributed a chapter to Interfaith Dialogue and Peacebuilding, published by the United States Institute of Peace, and co-authored, with colleague Barbara Hartford, a chapter in Positive Approaches to Peacebuilding. His essay, Opening the Dream: Beyond the Limits of Otherness, appears in the anthology, Deepening the American Dream. As an Episcopal priest, Charles brings to his work a strong commitment to spiritual transformation and to work for peace, justice and healing, as well as an abiding belief in the sacredness of all life on this planet.
August 27, 2011 5:58 PM
Dear Friends -- Greetings of love and peace from Kottarakkara, India. Today was a wonderfully full day – the first day of the Fourth International Interfaith Conference on Holy Books – Holy Books and People of Differing Faiths, as well as the inauguration of the Interfaith Peace Research Institute.Read more...
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June 23, 2011 11:48 PM
A flock of swallows is delighting at dusk outside my windows – swooping and soaring, chittering in what sounds like joy; and the muezzin from the nearby mosque is chanting the call to prayer. My prayer at the moment is one of gratitude...Read more...
June 22, 2011 4:13 AM
June 21, 2011 2:33 PM
I arrived here about 8 hours ago after about 13 hours in the air and nearly missing my connecting flight in Paris. I arrived, without luggage, to the warm welcome of Noufal al Hammomi, a 2010 URI Youth Ambassador who has helped anchor the local logistics for upcoming Young Leaders Training and URI MENA and Europe Assembly and two friends.Read more...
April 5, 2011 8:57 AM
Charles Gibbs gives thanks for the efforts of URI’s global community in building solidarity accross faiths and cooperating to overcome division and conflict.Read more...