Our CC's activities include many interfaith meetings, workshops and seminars on religion, and visits to social and religious leaders.
Sharing in the vision of the URI, Kalinaw (meaning "peace" in the Cebuano language) CC members deepen their knowledge and understanding of the various faiths through rituals and celebrations and by promoting health and and well-being with spiritual awareness. With regular monthly meetings, the CC engages in advocacy work for environmental concerns and establishes relationships with other organizations and like-minded faith groups. The CC also organizes interfaith concerts, like the Celebration of Life and International Day of Peace celebrations at the University of Cebu campus, and promotes Peace and Good Citizenship Month which started in September 2009. The CC also focuses on gender empowerment, poverty alleviation, values education, livelihood program and participative governance. Together with the local government, Kalinaw CC launched an Interfaith Sector in Cebu, and collaborated with the Office of Muslim Affairs on different programs like the Koran Reading Contest, etc.
We were established in 1999 at a meeting of members from the various religions present in Karachi City. Allama Abulfateh G.R. Chisti presided over this meeting. Muslims, Christians and Hindus were the first members of this group; later, its branches were extended to all five provinces of the city (East, West, Centre, South and Malir) through which Sikhs, Theosophists and Zoroastrians also joined. We actively work to establish religious peace and tolerance among the different sects of a religion. Members get together every three months. To achieve URI's purpose, they organize and participate in inter-religious functions to promote tolerance and daily interfaith cooperation.
We have around three hundred students in our school at present and our CC conducts various programs for promotion of harmony and understanding among different communities. We organize inter-school competitions, seminars etc. IDP is celebrated every year with a marvelous peace procession. Gandhi Jayanthi is celebrated as a day of youth service. An essay competition was conducted this year for students on the topic Global Healing and the Future of Humanity. Our senior students attended the URI National Assembly at Santhigiri Ashram, Alwaye. We receive guests quite often. Last year we had the visit of Rev. Elias Pinto from Brazil. The MI participants of Kottarakkara Peace Building Training visited our school and we had an interactive session.
Our CC holds regular programs and camps for youth to equip them to fight against religious extremism.
We are an interfaith spiritual community of long duration. Our programs include the Feed Everyone Program where we feed hundreds weekly and visit nursing homes; the Stamp Out Hunger program; the Back to School Bash where we provide 1,000 kids with food and school supplies; and the Women's Empowerment program in Uganda.
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Our CC is involved in activities to nullify the affect of terrorism and communal violence, to try to bring peace and harmony among people, to uplift the poor section of society, and to spread the message of communal harmony and peace in the society. We have participated in all the programs of URI in our region.
Our CC seeks to inspire and educate poor girls with the principles of non-violence and communal harmony, hold interfaith prayer and social activities for school girls, and celebrate IDP on regular basis. Our representative also participated in Global Assembly at Mayapur, Zonal Meeting of North India Zone and one National Assembly at Kerala organized by South Zone, and we have also been involved in URI activities of North zone as we are related to or part of HSS (Coordinating Office of URI in North India).
Located in Jos, Nigeria, and born of the religiously-motivated crisis that previously engulfed the region, this CC works to promote social interaction among people of different beliefs. The group is committed to reconciliation, post-traumatic healing and counseling, and provides skills acquisition training and civic education for the public.