We live in a local community where there is often violence based on mistrust and fear between the different religious groups. We see that women can meet together to learn about religions within our community and create harmony together and have a positive influence on our families and larger social circles. We have held regular meetings for four years in different religious groups to get to know each other and our customs so as to support women to create calm and harmony between religious groups in our community. Recently we held a large meeting with deep discussion about our religious holidays – sharing customs and rituals. We hold regular meetings with Jewish women’s groups from other communities to strengthen connections between women in our local region and country - from Tel Aviv and Jerusalem -- and to learn more about other religions. We are a program within the Daliat Ha Carmel Community Center and therefore are part of the Israeli National Community Center system and have access to meet regularly with the twenty other Arab community centers, and the many Jewish community centers.
Our CC is dedicated to the development and the upliftment of women and girls through promoting education and teaching principles of non-violence and communal harmony and holding interfaith prayer and social activities on regular basis. We celebrate International Day of Peace and our representative also participated in the Global Assembly at Mayapur, two meetings of the North Zone in India and one National Assembly at Kerala organized by the South Zone, and other URI activities of the North Zone.
Our CC recently formed to promote inter-religious harmony and peace through workshops and seminars. Our members are working hard for the improvement and betterment of the people in our community, and also introducing them to the aims and objectives of URI.
To help at funerals by providing cloth for covering the dead who are muslims and providing timber for coffins to members who are Christian.
Description: We have been working to fulfill the URI Charter and PPP to strengthen interfaith cooperation by way of worshiping God through prayer, rituals and discussions about URI's concept at each community's sacred worshiping place, ie, masjid, Church, Gurudwar, etc. This continues the process and also helps membership and fund drives. We are a major constituent of the Manipur Peace Committee, which was formed in the June 2001 uprising and has the same goal as that of URI. We made a timely appeal to those concerned including India's Prime Minister for restoring peace and communal harmony among Hindus and Muslims, who were responsible for creating the Godhara Carnage which claimed many lives of women and children and thousands of rupees' worth of property.
This CC which is located in Bolivar, Venezuela, has the goal of reviving the Kariña Ancestral Culture (Caribbean linguistic trunk), its artistic traditions, literature, spirituality, shamanic songs, and healing and burial rituals. Its membership consists of people from the Indigenous tradition, Catholics and Evangelicals. They have spent the past 25 years recreating traditional rituals and inviting surrounding communities to gain an appreciation of their cultural heritage. Like URI, their organization seeks to foster interfaith dialogue and ethnic relations with the Mapoyo, Panare, Piaroa and Jiwi groups. They aspire to heal all living beings through the Indigenous Cosmovision which respects and upholds a relationship with the natural elements.