Between August and September 2021, the URI AL&C Online Youth Training organized by the URI Global Program for the participation of youth was developed with the intervention of 15 young people from the CCs: Aflaiai, Constructores de Puentes, Teusaquillo, Mukua, Quinaroes , COEMATI, The Descendants of Guatemaya, Samay, ACRE from the countries: Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Guatemala, Panama and Venezuela.
As you know, it is not the institutional policy of URI to support the Circles of Cooperation with fondos. However, in the Asamblea Regional de Chile 2014, the possibility of providing some type of support to promote initiatives of the CCs that need support, given the socio-economic and cultural characteristics of other Latin American and Caribbean communities, was planted.
Dialogue of Religious leaders in the proposal of Communities of Faith Meta Territory of Peace. On November 19, 2020, representatives of some churches met: Mennonites, Lutherans, Anglicans, Catholics, the Claretian Corporation, Benposta and Presbyterians, to know the proposal of the Communities of Faith - Teusaquillo Territory of Peace, in Villavicencio, Goal.
The Association of Leaders of Communities of Faith - Teusaquillo Territory of Peace CC of Colombia is the last CC created in the region in this year 2020 and is the first CC created in Colombia, which adds another country to the Latin American region. The network continues to grow and we are very happy.
Last week, Brazil was presented with the inclusion of another new CC, COMPAZ – Londrina (Municipal Council of Culture and Peace). And to celebrate this New Year's Eve, which for many Brazilians was quite difficult due to the pandemic) The basic baskets of food were distributed to the poorest peasant families living around Londrina.
Last Saturday, October 17, the first session of the Círculos de Luz 2020 gala was held, an annual event held by URI in San Francisco and which, in this atypical year, due to the global pandemic, was held online through a virtual platform called ROWING.
On Thursday, September 10, 2020, the Regional Coordination of Latin America & the Caribbean invited all the Cooperation Circles of the region to a meeting via zoom to bid farewell to the 2016-2020 management of the Global Trustees: Sofía Painiqueo, member of the Aflaiai CC of Chile, Salette Aquino member of the CC Brasilia of Brazil and David Limo member of the CC URI Lima of Peru, whose these four years represented all CCs before the Global Council of URI and in turn welcomed the new elected Trustees for the 2020 period -2024: Salette Aquino, CC Brasilia Francisco Morales, CC Comunidad Cósmica and Rosadelia Quizhpe, CC Samay who assume the post to represent the CCs.