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Peacebuilding and Conflict Transformation

URI was registered as a non-governmental organization (NGO) with the United Nations Department of Public Information in 2003, and received special consultative status with the UN Economic and Social Council in 2007. As a UN NGO, URI disseminates UN information to its members and helps catalyze grassroots action around UN issues and initiatives, such as the International Day of Peace.

URI Cooperation Circles work at every level, from influencing policymakers to disseminating information and training at the grassroots, to build peace, heal existing tensions, and prevent new conflicts.

They do this through:

  • speaking out against religious extremism,
  • providing alternatives for children who would otherwise be at risk for terrorist recruitment,
  • hosting safe spaces for diverse groups to enter into respectful discussion,
  • training peacemakers in conflict resolution techniques,
  • many more initiatives that aim to change the systems from which conflicts emerge, so future conflict does not recur.
Label: Featured Cooperation Circles

The World Religion and Tolerance Group

North America,
25 members

The Hope Flowers School CC

Middle East and North Africa,
10 members

Sombor Educational Centre (SEC)

Europe,
17 members

Wisdom Circle Ministries

Multi-Region,
150 members

The Interfaith Center for Sustainable Development (ICSD)

Middle East and North Africa,
15 members

Heartbeat: Jerusalem CC

Middle East and North Africa,
8 members

Chapomoka CC

Africa,
11 members

Asia Culture House

Asia,
100 members

Change Mind Change Future

Africa,
54 members

Youth For Development, Cameroon

Africa,
30 members

Connecting the Dots

Africa,
7 members

UNIFY

Multi-Region,
1500 members

Sadbhawana Samiti

Asia,
9 members

Joy Foundation

Asia,
45 members

Chigumula CC

Africa,
10 members

Paras Welfare Foundation

Asia,
7 members

The SULHA Peace Project CC

Middle East and North Africa,
12 members

Círculo Latinoamericano de Músicos

Latin America and the Caribbean,
20 members

La Villa de Arcilla

Multi-Region,
9 members

EKta Samaj Foundation

Asia,
7 members

Wasatia CC

Middle East and North Africa,
300 members

Just Vision CC

North America,
9 members

Prayas Juvenile Aid Centre

Asia,
20 members

Youth for New World

Middle East and North Africa,
9 members

Dishari, Bangladesh CC

Asia,
35 members

Egyptian Interfaith Association CC

Middle East and North Africa,
10 members

Golden Women Vision in Uganda

Africa,
84 members

Muslim-Christian Peacemakers’ Association of Tala CC

Southeast Asia and the Pacific,
17 members

Al-Karma-CIDT CC

Middle East and North Africa,
9 members

Springtide Opus CC

Asia,
11 members

Comunidade Tao Judaica De Verdade

Latin America and the Caribbean,
7 members

Neeleswaram CC

Asia,
10 (ten) members

Interfaith Cooperation Circle of Kaua’i

North America,
16 members

Prafull Oorja

Multi-Region,
18 members

INSANIYAT CC

Asia,
7 members

Sadbhawana Foundation

Asia,
100 members

Cosmic Community Centre CC

Asia,
35 members

Sister Nibedita Peace Circle

Asia,
70 members

St. Goretti CC

Asia,
105 members

Ahle Aman Society AASS CC

Asia,
8 members

A-CAUSE-TICS

Southeast Asia and the Pacific,
7 (seven) members

Sarvodaya Shanti Sena CC

Asia,
50 members

Charlotte Red Bench Garden

North America,
58 members

Asian Resource Foundation CC

Southeast Asia and the Pacific,
1000 members

The Voices of Peace CC

Middle East and North Africa,
12 members

Pamoja Cooperation Circle

Africa,
17 members

Larsa

Middle East and North Africa,
9 members

Palestinian Association for Non Violent Communication

Middle East and North Africa,
7 members

University of Rochester Interfaith Chapel

North America,
600-800 members

Body and Soul Development CC

Africa,
11 members

Dialogue for Peace

Middle East and North Africa,
7 members

Atma Darshana-Yoga CC

Asia,
10 (ten) members

Jordan Seeds of Peace CC

Middle East and North Africa,
12 members

URI Youth Aotearoa

Southeast Asia and the Pacific,
10 members

Wiregrass Spiritual Enrichment Center CC

North America,
11 members

Interfaith Forum For Peace Harmony And Solidarity

Southeast Asia and the Pacific,
35 members

YouthLEAD Africa

Africa,
8 members

Youth for the Future

Middle East and North Africa,
7 members

Youth of Peace, Yemen

Middle East and North Africa,
12 members

Faces of Peace Kenya

Africa,
30 members

Onkar Academy

Asia,
7 (seven) members

ANT-Hiroshima

Asia,
100 members

Circle of Healers CC

Multi-Region,
32 members

Advocates For Grassroots Inter-Religious Cooperation

Southeast Asia and the Pacific,
10 members

CARAVAN

Multi-Region,
300 members

Misericorde Association

Africa,
50 members

Maia Earth Village

Southeast Asia and the Pacific,
11 members

Japan Interfaith Council

Asia,
30 members

Pakigdait, Inc. CC

Southeast Asia and the Pacific,
12 members

Youth Today Foundation CC

Africa,
7 members

BZN Silence Farm Metanoia

Europe,
15 members

Stronger Together Across Traditions

North America,
12 members

Vidyasagar Society

Asia,
101 members

Círculo de Encuentro Interreligioso Montevideo

Latin America and the Caribbean,
7 members

Multifaith Advisory and Action Group - MAAG

Southeast Asia and the Pacific,
46 members

World Kindness Liberia

Africa,
12 members

Aflaiai (Eterno)

Latin America and the Caribbean,
8 members

Sanabel Tounsia

Middle East and North Africa,
1000 members

Manila Muslim Christian Community Peacemakers, Inc.

Southeast Asia and the Pacific,
200 members

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

Middle East and North Africa,
7 (seven) members

Voices of Humanity

Multi-Region,
15 members

Satsang Research Center

Asia,
21 members

The Quiet Voice

Africa,
10 members

Bridge of Peace CC

Asia,
12 members

Souharda CC, Joypurhat

Asia,
10 members

Alliance For Development (AFODE)

Africa,
250 members

EcoPeace/Friends of the Earth Middle East Cooperation Circle

Middle East and North Africa,
100+ members

1GOD.com

Southeast Asia and the Pacific,
8 members

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

Africa,
40 members

Makers of Hope

Middle East and North Africa,
9 members

Kids4Peace International

Multi-Region,
1150 members

African Youth Peace Initiatives

Africa,
175 members

PathWays for Diversity Education Inc.

Southeast Asia and the Pacific,
12 members

Palestinian Peace Club CC

Middle East and North Africa,
8 members

Kashmir Valley CC

Asia,
7 members

Powdikkonam CC Trivandrum

Asia,
25 members

Saksham

Asia,
8 members

Ex Conselheiras e Conselheiros da URI Global Regiao ALC

Latin America and the Caribbean,
8 members

Building Better Society CC

Southeast Asia and the Pacific,
100 members

Cultural Infusion CC

Southeast Asia and the Pacific,
10 members

URI Anjilithanam Kerala CC

Asia,
9 members

Sarwadharm Vichar Manch

Asia,
7 members

Volunteering for Peace CC

Middle East and North Africa,
95 members

Suchetana CC

Asia,
13 members

Círculo de Cooperação URI Goiás

Latin America and the Caribbean,
22 members

Bright Future CC

Asia,
10 members

Kakatiya Cooperation Circle

Asia,
7 members

Myittar Resource Foundation CC

Southeast Asia and the Pacific,
400 members

Youths for Peace CC

Africa,
7 members

Msu-Iit Youth Chain Of Peace - MYCoP

Southeast Asia and the Pacific,
10 members

URI - The Gambia CC

Africa,
13 members

Council of Arakhna (elders) and Wise in Egypt

Middle East and North Africa,
3000 members

Global Compassion

Africa,
30 members

Caminhos da Terra

Latin America and the Caribbean,
8 members

Arizona Interfaith Movement

North America,
112 members

The Palestinian Peace Society CC

Middle East and North Africa,
250 members

Gilvah

Africa,
7 members

Giving Without Borders

Middle East and North Africa,
7 members

People for Peace CC

Multi-Region,
7 members

Light of Hope CC

Asia,
7 (seven) members

Religion Pour La Paix - Benin

Africa,
10 members

Interfaith Community of Lower Bucks

North America,
12 members

Albadiya for Intercultural Dialogue Initiative (AIDI)

Middle East and North Africa,
7 (seven) members

Soweto East Initiative

Africa,
13 members

Evropress Club of Journalists

Europe,
27 members

Hope for Palestinian Kids

Middle East and North Africa,
12 members

Radio Tram

Multi-Region,
32 members

Samaanta CC

Asia,
8 members

Abbey of Hope

North America,
180 members

The Oracle Institute

North America,
17 members

Arizona Faith Network

North America,
165 members

Impart Liberia

Africa,
25 members

Afrikayyah Interfaith Council

Multi-Region,
18 members

Harijan Sewak Sangh CC

Asia,
7 members

Face to Face / Faith to Faith

Africa,
90 members

Global Youth Movement – GYM

Multi-Region,
150 members

United For Peace DRC CC

Africa,
10 members

URI-Child and Youth Education Organization (Cyeo)

Southeast Asia and the Pacific,
20 members

Swapna Bastabe

Asia,
24 members

Gujrat CC

Asia,
7 members

Interfaith Peace Building on Natural Resources Management

Southeast Asia and the Pacific,
15 members

Sun Devils Are Better Together (SUNDABT)

North America,
50 members

TOL’ART

Middle East and North Africa,
7 members

Interfaith Action for Community –IAC

Southeast Asia and the Pacific,
20 members

Interfaith Youth Council

Southeast Asia and the Pacific,
22 members

Blantyre CC

Africa,
28 members

Mandala Earth Story Project

Multi-Region,
10 members

Salam Shabab CC

Middle East and North Africa,
40 members

De la UNIDAD, la Reconciliación y la Sanación

Latin America and the Caribbean,
12 members

Parwaaj CC

Asia,
10 members

Global Peace Tourism

Asia,
500 members

Dwarka Peace Society

Asia,
7 members

Zero Limits CC

Asia,
35 members

Nasolo Cooperation Circle

Africa,
184 members

Janseva Pratishthan, Vita

Asia,
11 members

House of Hilkiah Foundation

Africa,
15 members

Greater Concord Interfaith Council

North America,
30 members

Jerusalem Peacemakers CC

Middle East and North Africa,
7 members

Regeneration

Middle East and North Africa,
10 members

Fire Women Association

Africa,
60 members

Council of Religions- Mauritius

Africa,
18 members

Amalumbo Community Trust

Africa,
10 members

Helping Hands CC

Asia,
18 members

URI-Burundi

Africa,
12 members

Spark of Light CC-Dhaka

Asia,
10 members

SYNC for Harmony

Multi-Region,
7 members

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August 31, 2017 11:56 PM

International Day of Peace 2017

The worldwide URI community celebrates the 2017 International Day of Peace.

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August 31, 2017 11:56 PM

Preventing an American Genocide

The rhetoric and the strategies being employed fulfill the criteria necessary to prepare the ground for mass atrocity and even genocide. If we fail to stop it, America may be the next exhibit in the Genocide Memorial.

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August 31, 2017 11:45 PM

Peace Day 2017 Is September 21

Every year, the URI community celebrates with gatherings, conferences, discussions, marches, parties, and in many other ways around the world.

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August 31, 2017 11:13 PM

Share your plans for Peace Day 2017

URI invites its global community to submit your plans for International Day of Peace!

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August 16, 2017 2:50 PM

SF Faith Leaders Stand United Against Hate in Charlottesville and Our Backyard

As people of faith, we stand united to denounce those who use words such as "prayer," "unity" and "peace" to mask any agenda of hate, intolerance, and bigotry.

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August 12, 2017 10:25 PM

In Light of Violence in Charlottesville

In this difficult time, we encourage communities around the United States to provide places for nonviolent gatherings to continue to build cultures of peace, justice, and healing for all people.

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July 13, 2017 5:13 PM

News from URI Africa Great Lakes Region

We wish to share our end-of-quarter newsletter (Apr-June 2017) for the URI Africa Great Lakes Region.

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July 3, 2017 9:00 AM

Is It Too Late to Save the World?

The news is so upsetting, people are shutting it off, announcing their “media cleanse” like it’s a fad diet. But if you’re too worried to sleep at night, the answer is not to stick your head in the sand. The answer is to wake up. 

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June 30, 2017 2:07 PM

Roadtripping, Learning from Interfaith Peacebuilders Across the Northeast USA

As URI Regional Coordinators, one of the core parts of our job is to listen to our members - to understand what their local context, the projects and programs they are working on, their dreams for the future and current struggles.

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June 21, 2017 7:24 PM

Happy International Yoga Day

Today is a day of connection, celebration, and action.

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