URI Events

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March 2023

Women and Tech for Peace, Justice, and Healing

15 March 2023- 5:00 am PST/ 12:00 pm GMT

URI women from around the world will address the role technology has played in developing their communities towards peace, justice, and healing. The Panel will explore the role of technology, education, and female leadership in empowering and uplifting women from different countries and communities.

The NGO CSW Forum is the civil society side of the UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW). Consisting of hundreds of events throughout two weeks, the Forum runs parallel to the official CSW session at the UN Headquarters. This allows civil society to engage in the processes and CSW sessions without ECOSOC-accreditation or a UN grounds pass. 

Forum’s theme this year is: "Innovation and technological change, and education in the digital age for achieving gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls."

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Updated information - The program is at 8 am EDT - the clock in the US will be one hour earlier 

February 2023

URI Youth Connection Cafe

24 February 2023 - 6:00 am PST/ 2:00 pm GMT

You are invited to join the first URI Youth Connection Cafe this year! 
With this being our first YCC for 2023 - it's going to be a fun and inspiring workshop exploring what is possible with the URI network this year and how the work you are doing in your community can be strengthened and supported by a global community of peacebuilders! 
We'll look back at some highlights from 2022 and then dream big about what's possible and what you are already doing this year.

Religicide: Examining Religious, Ethnic, and Racial Violence

23 February 2023 - 11: 00 am PST/ 2:00 pm EST

URI invites you to join the conversation with the authors of “Religicide: Confronting the roots of Anti-Religious Violence," an insightful book that defines a new category of human suffering and the destruction of religion, its followers, and their traditions.

URI Executive Director Jerry White and Director of Partnership and Violence Prevention Karen Volker will be key speakers at this webinar.

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Inter-religious Panel How to be a Good Guest at Your Neighbour's House of Worship

25 February 2023 - 3:00- 5:00 pm PST

Islamic Networks Group and Tri-City Interfaith Council are cosponsoring this interreligious panel during World Interfaith Harmony Week.

Panelists from major world religions will discuss how to be a good guest at your neighbor’s house of worship, and how to be a good host when welcoming people of other faiths into your house or worship.

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Building the World House: Centering Indigenous Voices

28 February 2023 - 5:00 pm PST

URI North America invites you to a webinar to honor the voices and share insights of Indigenous Cooperation Circle members in North America. 

Join and learn from Members of the First Nations Cooperation Circle about how spaces of faith and justice can do a better job at listening to their needs while working to create better practices in including and engaging indigenous people in the work of interfaith cooperation. 

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The Role of Music in Harmonising Dialogue

14 February 2023 - 5:00 am PST

You are cordially invited to participate in the webinar “The Role of Music in Harmonising Dialogue“ on the occasion of UN World Interfaith Harmony Week.

This webinar is the result of collaboration between Baraza Cooperation Circle, URI Europe, URI Great Lakes, and Faiths Together CC.

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Past December 2022

Gathering for Earth

5 December 2022- 15:00 GMT/ 7:00 PST

You are invited to join the final Gathering for Earth is happening on 5 December 2022.

Since May 2022, Gathering for Earth has been bringing together URI members and Cooperation Circles from around the world to share ideas about care for the earth.

The final gathering will focus on actions participants are taking to restore the earth.

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Past November 2022

Sacred Trees: A Tree Planting Workshop

22 November - 6:00am PST/ 14:00 GMT

On November 22nd, URI is partnering with WWF and its Trillion Tree campaign to hold a presentation and workshop about tree planting practices.  The first 40 minutes of the two-hour workshop will introduce participants to the new tree-planting guide specifically written for faith groups and spiritual communities.

Please join us!

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Our Story Our Future

23 November 2022 - 6:00 am PDT/ 14:00 GMT

You are invited to join URI North India and North America on 23rd November 2022 as we reflect on stories of collective trauma and healing in South Asia. Join us as our wonderful speakers walk us through their experiences of partition, gender, generational trauma and somatic healing, and the burden of tradition in South Asia.


Past September 2022

ACWAY Fellows Talk - End Racism Build Peace

25 September - 3:00pm GMT/ 8:00 am PDT

ACWAY, in partnership with United Religions Initiative, The Network For Religious and Traditional Peacemakers, and in collaboration with the G20 Interfaith Forum Youth Working Group, invites you to participate in this webinar - International Day of Peace 2022 - End Racism. Build Peace. - and make your contribution to the International Day of Peace (IDP) by adding value to the conversation through building peace by exploring how to address issues of racism in (inter-)faith spaces. Come along for some discussion and also find out where the next global forum will be held and how to apply!

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URI September Youth Connection Café - with Beit Ashams for Self Development Palestine for Self Development Palestine

27 September - 7am PST/2pm GMT/7.30pm IST.

Join the upcoming URI Youth Connection Café for a session on “Practicing Peace Within and Peace Without”. Led by Sally Zaghmout, from Beit Ashams for Self Development in Palestine, this session will introduce participants to simple practices of meditation and movement to help manage stressful emotions. 

As young peacebuilders our work can cause stress and anxiety as we face community challenges and conflicts in a direct way. It is common knowledge that we need to practice our own inner peace to be peacebuilders in the world, but how do we do this? And how can we support each other and the communities around us with these practices?

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Together with URI - Global Community Call - Peacebuilding

15 September 2022 — 13:00 GMT / 6:00 am PDT

In 1981 the United Nations established September 21 as the International Day of Peace to highlight “commemorating and strengthening the ideals of peace both within and among all nations and peoples.” The 2022 theme identified by the UN is "End Racism. Build Peace".

Each year many Cooperation Circles around the world celebrate the International Day of Peace. This year URI will also celebrate it as a global community through a "Together with URI" zoom call. We will focus on peacebuilding efforts in URI. URI staff will share one or two stories, then we will break into small groups for participants to share their own peacebuilding work. All members of the URI network are invited to attend.

This discussion will be led by URI Director of Global Programs, Alice Swett.

Please join the Together with URI global community calls.  

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Together for Reflection and Connection

Past Event

ENORB is hosting a further conversation for reflection and connection as part of its programme of interfaith dialogue and continued focus on the rising concerns among faith and civil society organisations about the contemporary development of Islamophobia and resulting anti-Muslim hatred in Europe. 

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