Asia

URI Asia is our network’s fastest-growing region.

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Cooperation Circles in URI Asia connect interfaith organizations and help mobilize thousands of local civilians to address large issues of alleviating poverty, protecting the rights of women and children, empowering youth leaders, demanding economic justice for Indigenous populations, and ending violence, infanticide and caste discrimination. URI Asia has formed an Executive Committee and legal entity, called URI Asia Trust, to formalize their work as a team.


Regional Support Staff

URI-Asia: East India, Bangladesh

  • Biswadeb Chakraborty, Regional Coordinator and National India Team Coordinator
  • Kaushik Chatterjee, CC Liaison Officer
  • Rev. Kalyan Kumar Kisku, Regional President
  • Ms. Shreyosi Biswas, Administrative Assistant
  • Abhirup Khan, Youth Program Coordinator
  • Arif Zishan, Social Media and Communication Assistant
  • Dr. Abu Taher, URI Country Contact for Bangladesh

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URI-Asia: South India, Sri Lanka

  • Abraham Karickam, Regional Coordinator and URI Asia Secretary-General
  • K. G. Mathaikutty, CC Liaison Officer and Program Coordinator
  • Y. Johnson, Travelling Secretary
  • D. Sini, Office Assistant
  • Annie Lagi, Accountant

URI-Asia: West India

  • Qutub Jehan Kidwai, Regional Coordinator
  • Kahirunnisa Pathan, Assistant to the RC
  • Anjan Sadavarte, Youth Mentor
  • Poonam Warang, CC Liaison Officer

URI-Asia: North India, Afghanistan

  • Subhi Dhupar, Regional Coordinator
  • Hira Paul Gangnegi, Senior Interfaith Representative
  • Nilanjana Bhattacharjee: Community Service Provider
  • Tanya Sablok: Editor in Chief, Blog Khwaeesh
  • Krupa Vasani: Assistant Community Manager
  • Aditi Ukey: Social Media and Communication Manager
  • Atharva Mehendale: Community Project Manager

URI-Asia: Pakistan

  • Fr James Channan OP, Regional Coordinator
  • Sabina Rifat, Women’s Wing Coordinator
  • Asher Nazir, Executive Secretary
  • Asmara Daud, Youth Trainer

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URI-Asia: South Korea

  • Jinwol Young Lee, Senior Interfaith Representative

Here’s one example of URI’s work in this region:

During this time of climate emergency, the URI network is stepping up to make a change. URI is partnering with the Faith for Earth Initiative (UNEP) and other local entities to equip Faith Leaders and community members to respond quickly and effectively to the climate crisis. The project will take place in India, Bosnia, and Lebanon in 2021. It is already underway in India. URI member group Shristi and outreach partner Religion World have been instrumental in this project. 

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Youth Workshops in Sri Lanka

Sarvodaya Shanthi Sena Sansandaya, a URI member group in Sri Lanka, is holding face-to-face workshops for youth from the Kandy district on 24th and 25th July, 2021.