URI Responds to the Coronavirus Pandemic - Together

From the cloud of isolation, fear, illness, and death that has descended upon our world, let us re-discover the power of "soul connecting."

Coronavirus and URI

We are living in a time of crisis: a global pandemic the severity of which we have not seen in more than a century. The novel coronavirus  -- COVID-19  -- does not discriminate based on region or religion. No one is immune to it, and our vulnerable populations find themselves at growing risk as each day passes.

In the midst of the anxiety COVID-19 has wrought, URI's global community rallies. We hold virtual gatherings and prayer circles. We share videos and reflections of hope. We spread joy, offer support and reaffirm that though we may be physically isolated from each other, we can continue to connect soul-to-soul.

We will continue to update this page with ongoing reports of what our Cooperation Circles, regions and representatives are undertaking during this challenging time. In the meantime, please feel free to share this page and this press release showcasing our network's combined efforts. May peace and good health prevail on Earth.

Click the yellow arrows on each side to scroll through the photos in the slideshow below.

RI Global Youth Cooperation Circle

Members of the URI Global Youth Cooperation Circle, a URI member group comprised of young leaders who are at the heart of interfaith-led social transformation across the world, are connecting virtually during the COVID-19 crisis. In this picture, they hold up the word "Hope" in the languages they speak. Watch and share their inspiring videos.

URI Responds to the Coronavirus Pandemic - Together

URI Europe hosted a one-hour open community call titled “Let’s come together to share, pray and heal” for URI family from all around the world. Read the story. 

Jerusalem Peacebuilders

Jerusalem Peacemakers tout a a new way of greeting before social distancing came into effect worldwide. This URI member group in the Middle East gathers interfaith leaders from many traditions to pray together during this challenging time. Read the story.

URI Responds to the Coronavirus Pandemic - Together

Research and Empowerment Organization (REO), a URI member group in Bangladesh, is distributing much-needed supplies to vulnerable communities during the COVID-19 crisis. See the story.

URI Responds to the Coronavirus Pandemic - Together

Research and Empowerment Organization (REO), a URI member group in Bangladesh, is distributing much-needed supplies to vulnerable communities during the COVID-19 crisis. See the story.

URI Responds to the Coronavirus Pandemic - Together

Global Compassion, a URI member group in Cameroon, supplies portable handwashing stations for villages without running water. See the story.

URI Responds to the Coronavirus Pandemic - Together

Global Compassion, a URI member group in Cameroon, supplies portable handwashing stations for villages without running water. See the story.

URI Responds to the Coronavirus Pandemic - Together

Mithra Foundation, a URI group in Bhongiri, Telangana, India, is gathering and distributing essential mixed vegetables to poor families who are affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. See the story.

URI Responds to the Coronavirus Pandemic - Together

Mithra Foundation, a URI group in Bhongiri, Telangana, India, is gathering and distributing essential mixed vegetables to poor families who are affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. See the story.

URI Responds to the Coronavirus Pandemic - Together

Undugu Family of HOPE, a URI member group, is working with the Bill Cook Foundation distributing food door-to-door for the sick, elderly, and people with special needs in Nairobi, Kenya during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read the story.

URI Responds to the Coronavirus Pandemic - Together

Undugu Family of HOPE, a URI member group, is working with the Bill Cook Foundation distributing food door-to-door for the sick, elderly, and people with special needs in Nairobi, Kenya during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read the story.

URI Responds to the Coronavirus Pandemic - Together

Sarvodaya Shanti Sena is a URI member group in Sri Lanka that is distributing supplies to the needy during the COVID-19 crisis. Read the story.

URI Responds to the Coronavirus Pandemic - Together

The URI community responds to the COVID-19 crisis in Somalia.

URI Responds to the Coronavirus Pandemic - Together

Global Compassion, a URI member group in Cameroon, is donating face masks to the needy. See the story.

URI Responds to the Coronavirus Pandemic - Together

The URI North India and Afghanistan region, including URI member group Love Care Foundation, successfully distributed dry rations to over 1,000 familes in the National Capital Region amidst the coronavirus scare. See more.

URI Responds to the Coronavirus Pandemic - Together

The URI North India and Afghanistan region, including URI member group Love Care Foundation, successfully distributed dry rations to over 1,000 familes in the National Capital Region amidst the coronavirus scare. See more.

URI Responds to the Coronavirus Pandemic - Together

Society for Welfare of the Handicapped, a URI member group in Patiala, Northern India, is distributing food to the needy during the COVID-19 crisis. See more.

URI Responds to the Coronavirus Pandemic - Together

Society for Welfare of the Handicapped, a URI member group in Patiala, Northern India, is distributing food to the needy during the COVID-19 crisis. See more.

Pakigdait Radio

Pakigdait Inc., a URI member group in the Philippines, delivered a radio broadcast to provide comfort during a time of stress and fear over the pandemic. Read the story.

Alor Jatri1

Alor Jatri (Vanguard of Light), a URI member group based in Dhaka, Bangladesh, distributed basic foods in five villages to 115 needy families who are living hand-to-mouth. This food program was supported by URI Bangladesh. Read the story.

Alor Jatri2

Alor Jatri (Vanguard of Light), a URI member group based in Dhaka, Bangladesh, distributed basic foods in five villages to 115 needy families who are living hand-to-mouth. This food program was supported by URI Bangladesh. Read the story.

PeaceHopePakistan-Relief

Peace Hope Pakistan, a URI member group, is distributing food packs and face masks to families that do not have enough food or safety supplies during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read the story.

Community Action

URI Cameroon Member Group Highlights Hand Washing to Fight Virus

Virtual Gatherings

Videos to Inspire

Resources for COVID-19 and Staying Connected

Uniting in a Time of Social Distancing