Donors are the catalyst in supporting the expanding URI’s organizational capacity and help our network to respond to growing peacebuilding needs around the world.

Please find below information about URI and its mission. 

United Religions Initiative (URI) is comprised of over 1,100 member groups, called Cooperation Circles, in 112 countries. 

Mission, Vision, Purpose

URI is a global grassroots interfaith network that cultivates peace and justice by engaging people to bridge religious and cultural differences and work together for the good of their communities and the world.

URI envisions a world at peace, sustained by engaged and interconnected communities committed to respect for diversity, nonviolent resolution of conflict and social, political, economic and environmental justice.

The purpose of the United Religions Initiative is to promote enduring, daily interfaith cooperation, to end religiously motivated violence and to create cultures of peace, justice, and healing for the Earth and all living beings.


Introduction to URI 

Following is a document which illustrates the key terminology that URI uses.

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Voices of URI 

Enjoy this video of URI's extraordinary network of peacebuilders from around the world.

What is the United Religions Initiative? Our Global Staff and Global Council Trustees share their views on what it means to be part of an international interfaith peacebuilding movement.

Global Impact 

The mission, vision, purpose of URI is implemented through local and global initiatives that build the capacity of our member groups and organizations, called Cooperation Circles, to engage in community action such as conflict resolution and reconciliation, environmental sustainability, education, women’s and youth programs, and advocacy for human rights.

Global Impact

This model has been highly effective in reducing violence and achieving long-lasting peace.
This dual strategy together with a global network of support is at the heart of URI's success.