URI Asia is our network’s fastest-growing region.
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: North India, Afghanistan
- Tanya Sablok, CC Liaison Officer for URI North India and Afghanistan
- Hira Paul Gangnegi, Senior Interfaith Representative
- Sharanya Nair, Social Media & Communications Manager
- Aishi Mitra, Community Project Manager
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.