A Cooperation Circle is formed to initiate acts of interfaith cooperation and peacebuilding. CCs share perspectives from different traditions; offer humanitarian relief; organize music festivals; clean rivers, offer hospice counseling; develop educational programs; create opportunities for intercultural encounter and interfaith reflection, and a host of other activities.
An existing group may choose to become a CC. For example, existing interfaith organizations might join URI as Cooperation Circles because they desire to be part of a global interfaith network of individuals and networks for collective action.
Faith communities or spiritual groups dedicated to one tradition may create a CC by inviting in others from different traditions and forming an interfaith group to pursue a particular purpose.