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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

Rural Development Society CC

Asia,
21 members

Body and Soul Development CC

Africa,
11 members

Faiths Together Uganda

Africa,
25 members

California Interfaith Power and Light CC

North America,
680 Congregational members

YouthLEAD Africa

Africa,
8 members

Red Nacional De Educadores Agrarios Del Paraguay

Latin America and the Caribbean,
700 members

Samaanta CC

Asia,
8 members

Palestinian Association for Non Violent Communication

Middle East and North Africa,
7 members

EcoPeace/ Friends of the Earth Middle East Cooperation Circle

Middle East and North Africa,
100+ members

Wiregrass Spiritual Enrichment Center CC

North America,
11 members

BZN Silence Farm Metanoia

Europe,
15 members

The Interfaith Observer (TIO)

Multi-Region,
7 members

Change Mind Change Future

Africa,
54 members

Samaj Joro Abhiyan CC

Asia,
8 members

Samagra Vikash

Asia,
9 members

ETSA CC

Latin America and the Caribbean,
7 members

The Big Brother Society-BBS

Africa,
17 members

Youth of Peace, Yemen

Middle East and North Africa,
12 members

Gujrat CC

Asia,
7 members

Atma Darshana Yoga CC

Asia,
10 (ten) members

Vidyasagar Society

Asia,
101 members

Council of Religions- Mauritius

Africa,
18 members

Ektaan CC

Asia,
125 members

Prolife Interfaith Kenya

Africa,
330 members

Arizona Faith Network

North America,
165 members

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

Africa,
40 members

Surya Thejas CC

Asia,
20 members

UNIFY

Multi-Region,
1500 members

De la UNIDAD, la Reconciliación y la Sanación

Latin America and the Caribbean,
12 members

Alliance For Development (AFODE)

Africa,
250 members

A-CAUSE-TICS

Southeast Asia and the Pacific,
7 (seven) members

Dialogue for Peace

Middle East and North Africa,
7 members

Voices from Iraq

Middle East and North Africa,
7 members

URI Poland

Europe,
7 members

Afrikayyah Interfaith Council

Multi-Region,
18 members

SYNC for Harmony

Multi-Region,
7 members

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

Middle East and North Africa,
7 (seven) members

Face to Face / Faith to Faith

Africa,
90 members

1GOD.com

Southeast Asia and the Pacific,
8 members

Dwarka Peace Society

Asia,
7 members

Bloodlife Initiative Kenya

Africa,
10,000 members

Euro-Asia CC

Europe,
15 members

Peace Kawomera Coop LTD CC

Africa,
1000 members

Upasana CC

Asia,
12 members

Prayas Juvenile Aid Centre

Asia,
20 members

Pamoja CC

Africa,
17 members

Lalitamba Mandiram

North America,
7 members

Wisdom Circle Ministries

Multi-Region,
150 members

MEPEACE.org - Network for Peace CC

Middle East and North Africa,
over 3700 members

Neeleswaram CC

Asia,
10 (ten) members

URI-Burundi

Africa,
12 members

Global Compassion

Africa,
30 members

Joy Foundation

Asia,
45 members

World Kindness Liberia

Africa,
12 members

Comunidade Tao Judaica De Verdade

Latin America and the Caribbean,
7 members

Manila Muslim Christian Community Peacemakers, Inc.

Southeast Asia and the Pacific,
200 members

Mandala Earth Story Project

Multi-Region,
10 members

Youth Partners for Development and Peace CC

Southeast Asia and the Pacific,
13 members

Zero Limits

Asia,
15 members

URI Aarhus CC

Europe,
8 members

Marawaka CC

Latin America and the Caribbean,
7 members

CARAVAN

Multi-Region,
300 members

Arizona Interfaith Movement

North America,
112 members

The World Religion and Tolerance Group

North America,
25 members

EKta Samaj Foundation

Asia,
7 members

Gathering for Happiness

Middle East and North Africa,
7 members

Undugu Family Hope Kibera

Africa,
30 members

The Youth With A Vision

Africa,
49 members

Paz Mozambique

Africa,
7 members

URI Youth Aotearoa

Southeast Asia and the Pacific,
10 members

Global Peace Tourism

Asia,
500 members

Volunteering for Peace CC

Middle East and North Africa,
95 members

We are Palestine CC

Middle East and North Africa,
10 members

The Abrahamic Reunion CC

Middle East and North Africa,
15 members

Powdikkonam CC Trivandrum

Asia,
25 members

Albadiya for Intercultural Dialogue Initiative (AIDI)

Middle East and North Africa,
7 (seven) members

Misericorde Association

Africa,
50 (fifty) members

Blantyre CC

Africa,
28 members

Prometra Uganda

Africa,
10 (ten) members

United Muslim & Christian Peacemakers SEA-K Assn CC

Southeast Asia and the Pacific,
20 members

Springtide Opus CC

Asia,
11 members

Ahle Aman Society AASS CC

Asia,
8 members

Roots CC

Asia,
7 members

Sadbhawana Foundation

Asia,
100 members

Gilvah

Africa,
7 members

Euphrates Cooperation Circle

North America,
8 members

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

Latin America and the Caribbean,
7 (seven) members

BRIDGES CC

Europe,
8 members

Rainbow CC

Asia,
50 members

Unity and Diversity World Council CC

North America,
100 members

Light of Hope CC

Asia,
7 (seven) members

Sanabel Tounsia

Middle East and North Africa,
1000 members

Abbey of Hope

North America,
180 members

Sun Devils Are Better Together (SUNDABT)

North America,
50 members

Interfaith Center at the Presidio CC

North America,
24 members

Asian Resource Foundation CC

Southeast Asia and the Pacific,
1000 members

Golden Women Vision in Uganda

Africa,
84 members

Salam Shabab CC

Middle East and North Africa,
40 members

PathWays for Diversity Education Inc.

Southeast Asia and the Pacific,
11 members

BETHAK-Pakistan

Asia,
26 members

Council of Arakhna (elders) and Wise in Egypt

Middle East and North Africa,
3000 members

The Quiet Voice

Africa,
10 members

Maia Earth Village

Southeast Asia and the Pacific,
11 members

Blossom CC

Asia,
12 members

Muncie Interfaith Fellowship CC

North America,
23 members

Amalumbo Community Trust

Africa,
10 members

United Religions of Nairobi CC

Africa,
35 members

Impart Liberia

Africa,
25 members

Charlotte Red Bench Garden

North America,
58 members

Satsang Research Center

Asia,
21 members

University of Rochester Interfaith Chapel

North America,
600-800 members

Bokaro Peace Circle

Asia,
7 (seven) members

United for Palestine

Middle East and North Africa,
8 members

Interfaith Peace Building on Natural Resources Management

Southeast Asia and the Pacific,
15 members

Ekta Sangathan CC

Asia,
8 members

Rohini CC

Asia,
7 members

INSANIYAT CC

Asia,
7 members

Soweto East Initiative

Africa,
13 members

Sombor Educational Centre (SEC)

Europe,
17 members

Roshini CC

Asia,
8 members

Ex Conselheiras e Conselheiros da URI Global Regiao ALC

Latin America and the Caribbean,
8 members

Parwaaj CC

Asia,
10 members

Fire Women Association

Africa,
60 members

Caminhos da Terra

Latin America and the Caribbean,
8 members

African Youth Peace Initiatives

Africa,
175 members

Eilat Interfaith Encounter Group

Middle East and North Africa,
13 members

The Diversity of Becoming One

Middle East and North Africa,
7 members

Youth Center for Development

Southeast Asia and the Pacific,
20 (twenty) members

Aflaiai (Eterno)

Latin America and the Caribbean,
8 members

Youth for the Future

Middle East and North Africa,
7 members

Bright Future CC

Asia,
10 members

Interfaith Cooperation Circle of Kaua’i

North America,
16 members

Onkar Academy

Asia,
7 (seven) members

URI Berlin CC

Europe,
9 members

Global Healing CC

Multi-Region,
1200 members

Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Ethics CC

North America,
12 members

Coexister

Europe,
7000 + members

Faces of Peace Kenya

Africa,
30 members

Worldwide Forgiveness Alliance CC

North America,
65 members

Arise Kochi CC

Asia,
11 members

Muslim-Christian Youth for Peace and Development CC

Southeast Asia and the Pacific,
50 members

Charter for Compassion

North America,
40 (forty) members

Youth For Development

Africa,
30 members

Prafull Oorja

Multi-Region,
18 members

Pakigdait, Inc

Southeast Asia and the Pacific,
12 members

Japan Interfaith Council

Asia,
30 members

Zero Limits CC

Asia,
35 members

Makers of Hope

Middle East and North Africa,
9 members

InterFaith Works

North America,
over 3,000 members

ANT-Hiroshima

Asia,
100 members

Thirikkannamangal URI CC

Asia,
10 members

Kasturba Balika Vidyalaya CC

Asia,
10 members

Shalom Ghana

Africa,
8 members

URI Global Youth CC

Multi-Region,
508 members

Women and Spirituality CC

Multi-Region,
26 members

Religion Pour La Paix – Benin

Africa,
10 inst. members

Dishari, Bangladesh CC

Asia,
35 members

TOL’ART

Middle East and North Africa,
7 members

Mid-Hudson Valley CC

North America,
18 members

Eurynome – Weavers of Sacred Movement

Southeast Asia and the Pacific,
7 members

Misiones Unidas CC

Latin America and the Caribbean,
9 members

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

Middle East and North Africa,
7 (seven) members

Pashchim Vihar CC

Asia,
8 members

Millat Congregation CC

Asia,
9 members

The Everest Peace Project CC

Multi-Region,
11 members

Multifaith Association of South Australia Inc.

Southeast Asia and the Pacific,
30 members

Interfaith Youth Council

Southeast Asia and the Pacific,
22 members

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December 9, 2016 5:21 PM

The Cultural Kitchen is a Strong Example

The Cultural Kitchen is a strong example of how women everywhere can help empower one another, provide opportunities, learning and build community with one another.

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Katherine Hreib

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December 9, 2016 4:32 PM

What I Learned About Movement and Stillness at Standing Rock

It is a place held by the Oceti Sakowin people and, as a visitor to the camp, I am here in service to them. In this place that they have molded, resistance is ceremony and prayer, and everything happens in a circle.

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Sari Heidenreich

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December 9, 2016 3:45 PM

Praying Our Way Towards Justice at Standing Rock

This past weekend may prove to be pivotal, not just for Standing Rock but possibly for indigenous and environmental movements worldwide.

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Frederica Helmiere

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December 5, 2016 1:56 PM

The Weekly Shot: Interfaith Prayers at Standing Rock

A panoramic shot of the Oceti Sakowin Camp, the largest camp of Water Protectors at the Standing Rock reservation in North Dakota.

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December 5, 2016 9:41 AM

Standing Rock Day of Interfaith Prayer

Over the weekend, a URI delegation traveled to the Oceti Sakowin Camp, the largest camp of Water Protectors at Standing Rock, to deliver a collection of prayers and support from the worldwide URI community, and to participate in a Day of Interfaith Prayer on December 4. 

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December 4, 2016 7:39 PM

Press Release: URI Delegation to Join Standing Rock for Interfaith Prayer

A delegation from URI will travel to Oceti Sakowin Camp at Standing Rock to join hundreds of people of faith for an Interfaith Day of Prayer on Dec 4.

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URI News Desk

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December 2, 2016 12:56 PM

Good News from URI North India and Afghanistan

This newsletter includes: Cooperation Circle members speaking out against nuclear weapons, organizing youth leadership and engagement activities, leading blood donation drives, providing vocational training for girls' and women's equality, and much more.

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URI North India

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November 30, 2016 1:23 PM

Interfaith Education Conference in the Netherlands

It was a joy to join our colleagues in the Hague at a conference on Interfaith Education on November 18th.

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Kiran Bali

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November 29, 2016 6:18 PM

Why It Is Important to Support URI

Dr. Enoé Texier, Regional Coordinator for the URI Latin America and the Caribbean region, shares her insights about why it is so important for donors and other friends of the organization to support the work URI does.

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Enoé Texier

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November 29, 2016 4:16 PM

URI-Africa and Peace One Day Sign Agreement to Promote Culture of Peace in Africa

United Religions Initiative - Africa and Peace One Day signed an agreement to further enhance the working partnership between the two organizations to promote a culture of peace in Africa.

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Mussie Hailu

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