The “URI Interfaith Peacebuilding Guide” was conceived as a resource for interfaith groups — those “everyday Gandhis” who are making a difference one meeting at a time in their local communities. It is for people of diverse faiths who have been strangers (or worse, enemies) who become friends and allies dedicated to peace, justice, and healing. The guide has been designed for groups that are just starting out in their life together, as well as those that are more established and yet seek to strengthen their planning and sharpen their skills for building interfaith understanding and taking action.
With some adaptation, the activities in this guide can also be used by single-faith groups that want to reach out to other faith groups or would like to bridge differences within their own religious or spiritual community. Any group interested in learning more about other traditions and participating in interfaith activities will find something of use in these pages. Even interested individuals can deepen their own understanding and skills.
The guide provides more than 50 exercises, plus further readings and references. Users will develop foundational interfaith group skills for dealing with differences, from listening to interfaith dialog to non-violent action.
September 3, 2013 4:41 PM
URI North America celebrated the 25th year of the North American Interfaith Network (NAIN) in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.Read more...
May 12, 2011 9:50 AM
Having been around the UN maze for some years as an NGO representative, I can testify to both the thrills and the frustrations that come with work in this massive international body. The United... Read more...
June 1, 2010 11:38 PM
Here is some topic I was speaking on as URI Youth embassador, which deals more with URI growth in India and some historical context as well thoughts about URI potentially fostering democratization.
I am happy to receibe some feedback and develop thoughts further with you.Read more...