Our Chapter focuses on helping females with disabilities. We also hold awareness and evangelical activities in various communities to teach about religious tolerance, peaceful environment and accepting each other regardless of different religious beliefs. We are coined to foster and encourage all grass-roots religious oriented women's movements and associated organizations in war-torn Liberia. We want to engage in meaningful dialogue, mutual cooperation and create a non-violent approach to unnecessary religious and man-made conflicts. We wish to console the victims of civil war, visit the sick and elderly, comfort the widows and give hope to the hopeless. We want to serve as a modern vehicle between the Zoes and the Boedios and to serve as one of the major forerunners of social justice and peace makers in all quarters and communities through out Liberia. We want to create awareness of the AIDS epidemic, cater to victims and females living with HIV Aids and to stop the practices of female circumcision.
This Cooperation Circle, located in Bangalore, the capital city of the State of Karnataka, specializes in interfaith education, peacebuilding, and health care. Atma Darshana means ‘Introspection of the Soul,’ a title that reflects the group’s vision to transform society through yoga and spiritual practices. Members believe that URI’s founding Purpose, Preamble and Principles already form an integral part of their work. Their desire to join URI arises from a longing to be connected to a like-minded international organization working to build peace.
The ATMA DARSHANA YOGA CC has been successful in conducting many health and awareness camps in addition to engaging in various social service activities.
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We meet once a month for interreligious studies, prayers, scripture readings, etc. We hope to develop a center for reconciliation and peace. We function as a bridge building organization to foster harmonious relationship among people of different faiths. We want to reduce all forms of violence. We work with students in the Thadicadu senior secondary school and undertake different projects in collaboration with the National Service Society such as work camps where 200 students usually attend.
Every year, we celebrate International Day of Peace and International Day of Nonviolence. We have special programs to commemorate UN Day. We observe important religious festivals by inviting people from different religious backgrounds to visit. We organize seminars and study classes related to all subjects mentioned above.
The URI Charter Principles and URI's commitment towards religious harmony and global peace attracted different religious groups in our community, and we decided to form our CC in Andhrapradesh, South India. We donate spiritual books of all traditions to the rural libraries. We run a bi-monthly magazine called Satyam (Truth) and we also celebrate different religious festivals.
Our CC mainly focuses on conducting awareness campaign meetings on the danger of HIV/AIDS. By the year 2010, we hope that most of the youths of Balaka should have civic education on issues like HIV/AIDS, human rights, environmental degradation, early marriages, etc.
We were formed at the European URI conference in Dobogoko near Budapest, Hungary in March 2000. Our aim is to organise a conference in Bosnia and Herzegovina, ""Millenium Rainbow of Mostar"" (English) / ""Mostarska Duga Novog Milenija"" (Bosnian). This event will bring young people together in Mostar, half of them from Bosnia and Herzegovina (of Bosniak, Croatian and Serbian background), the other half from various European countries. The conference programme will be comprised of different elements, e.g. workshops on communication skills; lectures and discussion-groups; a pilgrimage to important places of different traditions in the Mostar-region (Catholic, Muslim, Serbian- Orthodox, Jewish); an art-exhibition, fashion-show and a concert; prayers for peace of all religions involved; trip to seaside; workshop on environmental challenges; ceremony on Mostar-bridge with an inter-religious choir; introduction to URI; and to develop an action-plan for further activities.
Under the direction of Dr. Mumtaz Ali Khan, Executive Director of the Centre for Research and Development of Dalits, the Bangalore CC is helping the breakdown of isolation and separation of Muslims through various programs for integration and understanding. Our chief purpose is to quell all forms of violence, inter-cultural and inter-religious.
This is the second CC registered in the hi-tech city of India called Bangalore. National integration and unity is our chief goal. We collaborate with Rotary Club, Y.M.C.A and other similar organizations to promote peace and harmony. We regularly attend the Leadership Training under the South India Zone. We deputed two delegates for the TPA training in Peace Building at Kottarakkara and we are thinking of starting a seeding program in Bangalore.
We are working with women and child rights in combating violence against them which is also part of maintaining overall peace in the community and society at large. We have worked with police sensitivity on gender issues and child rights so that women and children get social justice in the hands of the law enforcing agencies. We do advocacy for pro-women and child-friendly policing at all levels. Our future plans will be to coordinate with our South Asian partners and share each other's experiences. Our members advocate for peace and tolerance through their deliberations in various seminars and workshops. Our expectation is to organize a South Asian Regional Seminar at Dhaka and disseminate the purpose and principles of URI more widely in the region.