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Peacebuilding

This action area brings together URI’s network of peace-builders to make a positive difference in the world. We all share the intention to have compassion for one another and to treat others as we would be treated. 

URI provides a forum for proactive interfaith engagement, where religious differences can be transformed from a source of division and conflict into a wellspring for positive social change.

In exploring this area, you will find – and be able to contribute to – stories of success in interfaith peacebuilding. These emanate from both inside and outside the URI network, and include references and links to other like-minded groups and services. You will also find articles of interest, training resources, blogs (The Latest) and forums in which effective tools and practices are shared. Our intention is to expand the ability of people of diverse traditions to generate a culture of peace on our shared Earth. Every contribution to the site and to our work will make the possibility of peace more real.

Label: Featured Cooperation Circles

Gujrat CC

Asia,
7 members

Faiths Together Uganda

Africa,
25 members

Global Peace Tourism

Asia,
500 members

Interfaith Center at the Presidio CC

North America,
24 members

Light of Hope CC

Asia,
7 (seven) members

URI Global Youth CC

Multi-Region,
508 members

The Quiet Voice

Africa,
10 members

Andalus institute for tolérance and anti-violence studies (Tunisia)

Middle East and North Africa,
7 (seven) members

Abbey of Hope

North America,
180 members

MEPEACE.org - Network for Peace CC

Middle East and North Africa,
over 3700 members

Faces of Peace Kenya

Africa,
30 members

Council of Religions- Mauritius

Africa,
18 members

Millat Congregation CC

Asia,
9 members

BETHAK-Pakistan

Asia,
26 members

TOL’ART

Middle East and North Africa,
7 members

Amalumbo Community Trust

Africa,
10 members

Rohini CC

Asia,
7 members

The Youth With A Vision

Africa,
49 members

Misiones Unidas CC

Latin America and the Caribbean,
9 members

Dishari, Bangladesh CC

Asia,
35 members

Samaj Joro Abhiyan CC

Asia,
8 members

World Kindness Liberia

Africa,
12 members

Misericorde Association

Africa,
50 (fifty) members

Euphrates Cooperation Circle

North America,
8 members

Alliance For Development (AFODE)

Africa,
250 members

Alianza por la Espiritualidad,Maya Q’eqchi’, Mopán e Itzaj–APEM- CC

Latin America and the Caribbean,
7 (seven) members

Golden Women Vision in Uganda

Africa,
84 members

African Youth Peace Initiatives

Africa,
175 members

Atma Darshana Yoga CC

Asia,
10 (ten) members

Body and Soul Development CC

Africa,
11 members

Muslim-Christian Youth for Peace and Development CC

Southeast Asia and the Pacific,
50 members

Roshini CC

Asia,
8 members

Council of Arakhna (elders) and Wise in Egypt

Middle East and North Africa,
3000 members

URI Aarhus CC

Europe,
8 members

Gilvah

Africa,
7 members

UNIFY

Multi-Region,
1500 members

Youth for the Future

Middle East and North Africa,
7 members

YouthLEAD Africa

Africa,
8 members

Muncie Interfaith Fellowship CC

North America,
23 members

Youth For Development

Africa,
30 members

Religion Pour La Paix – Benin

Africa,
10 inst. members

Voices from Iraq

Middle East and North Africa,
7 members

Bright Future CC

Asia,
10 members

Surya Thejas CC

Asia,
20 members

Salam Shabab CC

Middle East and North Africa,
40 members

Blantyre CC

Africa,
28 members

Global Healing CC

Multi-Region,
1200 members

Arizona Interfaith Movement

North America,
112 members

Action of Dialogue & Development for Life (ADD for Life)

Middle East and North Africa,
7 (seven) members

Japan Interfaith Council

Asia,
30 members

Change Mind Change Future

Africa,
54 members

Samaanta CC

Asia,
8 members

The Everest Peace Project CC

Multi-Region,
11 members

Eilat Interfaith Encounter Group

Middle East and North Africa,
13 members

Interfaith Peace Building on Natural Resources Management

Southeast Asia and the Pacific,
15 members

Women and Spirituality CC

Multi-Region,
26 members

Ahle Aman Society AASS CC

Asia,
8 members

Dialogue for Peace

Middle East and North Africa,
7 members

Afrikayyah Interfaith Council

Multi-Region,
18 members

Worldwide Forgiveness Alliance CC

North America,
65 members

Pamoja CC

Africa,
17 members

InterFaith Works

North America,
over 3,000 members

Roots CC

Asia,
7 members

Palestinian Association for Non Violent Communication

Middle East and North Africa,
7 members

Euro-Asia CC

Europe,
15 members

EcoPeace/ Friends of the Earth Middle East Cooperation Circle

Middle East and North Africa,
100+ members

Kasturba Balika Vidyalaya CC

Asia,
10 members

Interfaith Youth Council

Southeast Asia and the Pacific,
22 members

Prolife Interfaith Kenya

Africa,
330 members

Pashchim Vihar CC

Asia,
8 members

Eurynome – Weavers of Sacred Movement

Southeast Asia and the Pacific,
7 members

Peace Kawomera Coop LTD CC

Africa,
1000 members

University of Rochester Interfaith Chapel

North America,
600-800 members

The World Religion and Tolerance Group

North America,
25 members

Vidyasagar Society

Asia,
101 members

A-CAUSE-TICS

Southeast Asia and the Pacific,
7 (seven) members

United Religions of Nairobi CC

Africa,
35 members

The Big Brother Society-BBS

Africa,
17 members

Ektaan CC

Asia,
125 members

Rural Development Society CC

Asia,
21 members

Unity and Diversity World Council CC

North America,
100 members

ANT-Hiroshima

Asia,
100 members

We are Palestine CC

Middle East and North Africa,
10 members

Ekta Sangathan CC

Asia,
8 members

EKta Samaj Foundation

Asia,
7 members

California Interfaith Power and Light CC

North America,
680 Congregational members

United Muslim & Christian Peacemakers SEA-K Assn CC

Southeast Asia and the Pacific,
20 members

Undugu Family Hope Kibera

Africa,
30 members

Fire Women Association

Africa,
60 members

URI Youth Aotearoa

Southeast Asia and the Pacific,
10 members

Joy Foundation

Asia,
45 members

SYNC for Harmony

Multi-Region,
7 members

Sanabel Tounsia

Middle East and North Africa,
1000 members

Youth of Peace, Yemen

Middle East and North Africa,
12 members

Soweto East Initiative

Africa,
13 members

Onkar Academy

Asia,
7 (seven) members

Rainbow CC

Asia,
50 members

United for Palestine

Middle East and North Africa,
8 members

Volunteering for Peace CC

Middle East and North Africa,
95 members

Samagra Vikash

Asia,
9 members

Marawaka CC

Latin America and the Caribbean,
7 members

Prayas Juvenile Aid Centre

Asia,
20 members

Sombor Educational Centre (SEC)

Europe,
17 members

Manila Muslim Christian Community Peacemakers, Inc.

Southeast Asia and the Pacific,
200 members

Prometra Uganda

Africa,
10 (ten) members

Powdikkonam CC Trivandrum

Asia,
25 members

De la UNIDAD, la Reconciliación y la Sanación

Latin America and the Caribbean,
12 members

Makers of Hope

Middle East and North Africa,
9 members

Global Compassion

Africa,
30 members

Upasana CC

Asia,
12 members

BRIDGES CC

Europe,
8 members

Youth Partners for Development and Peace CC

Southeast Asia and the Pacific,
13 members

Ex Conselheiras e Conselheiros da URI Global Regiao ALC

Latin America and the Caribbean,
8 members

Blossom CC

Asia,
12 members

Neeleswaram CC

Asia,
10 (ten) members

Charter for Compassion

North America,
40 (forty) members

Shalom Ghana

Africa,
8 members

Wisdom Circle Ministries

Multi-Region,
150 members

Paz Mozambique

Africa,
7 members

Lalitamba Mandiram

North America,
7 members

The Abrahamic Reunion CC

Middle East and North Africa,
15 members

CARAVAN

Multi-Region,
300 members

The Diversity of Becoming One

Middle East and North Africa,
7 members

Springtide Opus CC

Asia,
11 members

URI-Burundi

Africa,
12 members

Thirikkannamangal URI CC

Asia,
10 members

A.S.R.E.F.L.U. CC

Africa,
40 members

Zero Limits

Asia,
15 members

URI Poland

Europe,
7 members

Youth Center for Development

Southeast Asia and the Pacific,
20 (twenty) members

Aflaiai (Eterno)

Latin America and the Caribbean,
8 members

Bloodlife Initiative Kenya

Africa,
10,000 members

Arise Kochi CC

Asia,
11 members

Albadiya for Intercultural Dialogue Initiative (AIDI)

Middle East and North Africa,
7 (seven) members

1GOD.com

Southeast Asia and the Pacific,
8 members

Face to Face / Faith to Faith

Africa,
90 members

Gathering for Happiness

Middle East and North Africa,
7 members

Coexister

Europe,
7000 + members

INSANIYAT CC

Asia,
7 members

Mid-Hudson Valley CC

North America,
18 members

Charlotte Red Bench Garden

North America,
58 members

Comunidade Tao Judaica De Verdade

Latin America and the Caribbean,
7 members

Red Nacional De Educadores Agrarios Del Paraguay

Latin America and the Caribbean,
700 members

Pakigdait, Inc

Southeast Asia and the Pacific,
12 members

Arizona Faith Network

North America,
165 members

Multifaith Association of South Australia Inc.

Southeast Asia and the Pacific,
30 members

Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Ethics CC

North America,
12 members

Mandala Earth Story Project

Multi-Region,
10 members

URI Berlin CC

Europe,
9 members

Bokaro Peace Circle

Asia,
7 (seven) members

BZN Silence Farm Metanoia

Europe,
15 members

Prafull Oorja

Multi-Region,
18 members

Sun Devils Are Better Together (SUNDABT)

North America,
50 members

Impart Liberia

Africa,
25 members

ETSA CC

Latin America and the Caribbean,
7 members

PathWays for Diversity Education Inc.

Southeast Asia and the Pacific,
11 members

Asian Resource Foundation CC

Southeast Asia and the Pacific,
1000 members

Interfaith Cooperation Circle of Kaua’i

North America,
16 members

Maia Earth Village

Southeast Asia and the Pacific,
11 members

Satsang Research Center

Asia,
21 members

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September 28, 2016 5:53 PM

Chrysostom Receives First URI-Asia Peace Award

It was historic and exciting. Victor Kazanjian, URI International Executive Director, presented the first URI Asia Peace award to Most. Rev. Dr. Philipose Mar Chrysostom Mar Thoma Valiya Metropolitan.

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Abraham Karickam

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September 27, 2016 6:52 PM

Friendships for Peacebuilding

We climbed on stage, entwined our arms, and I said to the audience, “Do you know what? We are friends, but just five days ago we didn’t know each other.”

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Sally Mahé

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September 27, 2016 4:42 PM

URI South India Lays Interfaith Centre Foundation Stone

Rev. Dr. Victor Kazanjian, URI Executive Director, blessed the foundation stone for an Interfaith Centre at Meenpidippara, Kottarakkara on September 21st (IDP) in the presence of all TPA delegates and friends. 

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Abraham Karickam

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September 26, 2016 6:10 PM

International Day of Peace Celebrated in Pakistan

The celebration of International Day of Peace was organized at Peace Center in Lahore, and started with prayers from the Christian, Muslim, and Hindu sacred books.

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September 26, 2016 12:24 PM

Weekly Shot: Kerala Peace Day Parade

On the International Day of Peace September 21st, children and teachers from the Karickam School, a URI Cooperation Circle in Kerala, India, marched through their village chanting "Peace, Peace, Peace - We want peace!"

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The Weekly Shot

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September 22, 2016 12:48 PM

URI Europe September Proverb

URI Europe prompts reflection on how our personal journeys influence our treatment of others. 

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Karimah Stauch

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September 21, 2016 9:39 PM

Cultural Quiz and CC Exchange in Punjab

CCs in Punjab, India have had a busy month!

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Subhi Dhupar

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September 21, 2016 12:08 PM

International Day of Peace 2016

See how the URI community throughout the world is celebrating the International Day of Peace 2016. Please check back soon - this page is being updated with stories and photos from all URI International Day of Peace activities.

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URI News Desk

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September 21, 2016 11:34 AM

Happy International Day of Peace

Young and old, people of different nationalities, cultures, and religions, we walked side by side connected to one another by our common desire for peace in our lives and in our communities and in our world.

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September 20, 2016 8:06 AM

URI At World Water Week

URI Global Council Chair Kiran Bali reports back from World Water Week 2016 in Stockholm, Sweden.

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Kiran Bali

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