Maria Crespo

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Director of Cooperation Circle Support

Maria Crespo serves as the Director of Cooperation Circle (CC) Support from her office in Buenos Aires, Argentina. She maintains communication with CCs around the world, manages the CC approval process and is the staff liaison for the CC Approval Committee. Maria moderates URI’s listservs, assists with URI's social media activities, and oversees data collection for URI’s CCs. Prior to this, she served as the Regional Coordinator for Latin America for five years. Maria originally became involved with URI in 1997 when she was appointed as a Trustee in the Interim Global Council. By profession, she is a bilingual school teacher. She is very involved in the Roman Catholic Church as a catechist and lay person, collaborating in the Episcopal Conference for Ecumenism, Relations with Judaism, Islam and other religions. Maria is married and has five children.

URI Stories

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This beautiful prayer, written by Kiran Bali, URI Global Council Chair, calls our attention to honor and care for animals.

A World at Peace

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Sacred Circle

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Prayer, Nature, and Joy

This week we receive a prayer “with the earth” by John Philip Newell and a perspective on the place of joy in renewing a relationship with nature by Michael McCarthy.