Health and Social Services

When individuals suffer, whole societies suffer. URI Cooperation Circles bring healing.
Drishti Foundation Trust CC donates oral care services for World Laughter Day

URI Cooperation Circles work hard to improve the health of people all over the world, giving them the chance to lead meaningful and full lives.

Examples of our work in this Action Area:

  • A Better Community for All Pakistan organizes free medical care for rural families who can’t afford doctors, distributing medicine and connecting patients with free hospital stays when necessary.
  • Blantyre CC wanted to restore sanitary conditions to Bangwe township in Southern Malawi. Together, 50 young people removed waste and cleaned pollution so the population could live in healthier surroundings.
  • Members of URI Brasilia CC in Brazil offered health, hygiene, cultural and citizenship services to the inmates of the SalveaSi - Institution for Treatment of Chemical Dependents, in observance of the National Day to Combat Religious Intolerance.
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Stories

Seeking Change for the Poor, Cooperation Circles Participate National Campaign

Fifty years after the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., many feel it is time for another revival — not a religious revival, but one that will initiate a new era of dignity and honor for all people. And so, in 2018, thousands of participants are launching a new Poor People’s Campaign.

The Power in the Breaking of Bread Together — Super Suppers

Three Cooperation Circles/Affiliates in the United Religions Initiative North America region have unique approaches to using food to build community. We present their stories in a three-part series on this topic. Keep reading to hear the story of Super Suppers - how cooking and serving food to those who need it can bring people together.