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Action Guidelines for URI Work

Mussie Hailu, URI Regional Coordinator for Africa, adapted these Action Guidelines for URI Work from The Earth Charter. These guidelines provide sound wisdom when considering how you or your Cooperation Circle will take action together. As your group considers a new project or takes time for reflection, these guidelines offer inspiration and practical points to consider and discuss.


Green Rule Handbook • download

Faith & the Common Good, an interfaith organization based out of Canada, derived the Green Rule poster from the classic Golden Rule found in many major faith traditions. Most are familiar with the Christian Golden Rule: "Do to others as you would have them do to you." In Hinduism it is expressed; "Do not do to others what would cause pain to you." In Islam, "Not one of you truly believes until you wish for others what you wish for yourself," and so it goes in the various faith traditions. Selected from many of the world’s great religious texts and spiritual teachings, the Green Rules were chosen to demonstrate that each religion and spiritual philosophy has a long-standing tradition of ecological stewardship. Each Green Rule was chosen to acknowledge the natural world as an essential phenomenon through which we may better come to know the divine and our oneness with it. Attached is the Green Rule Poster & Handbook developed by Faith & Common Good.


Suggestions for Greening URI Offices, Events and Retreat Sites

A collection of practical suggestions for conserving resources in offices, when traveling, or when setting up off-site events or retreats.