URI Events

On this page, one can find the events for the current month.  If you are interested in events in subsequent months please click on the menu of months. 

April 2023

URI Youth Connection Cafe

23 April 2023 - 10: 00 am /5:00 pm GMT

The April URI Youth Connection Café will be hosted by the Arizona Faith Network on Sunday 23rd April. The topic for this Café is "The role of diverse religions/faiths/traditions in social and environmental justice."

The Café will feature a special guest, the Venerable Tri Dao, a 34-year-old Theravada Buddhist monk, who is well known on TikTok (@venerable_tri_dao) where he has garnered over 1.3M followers, educating his audience on Buddhism, meditation, and mindfulness.

All URI members under the age of 35 are invited to join the call to meet new people and share insights and experience on projects of social and environmental justice.

Register Here:               For Local Time 


27 April 2023 - 6:00 am PDT/ 1:00 pm GMT

URI Multiregion and URI Europe are partnering again to bring you a series of events on mental health, community, and individual resilience and exploring the role of interfaith collaboration in creating cultures of peace, justice, and healing called the Resilience Series. 

Resilience Series aims at gathering URI Community to discuss resilience and work on our individual and collective resilience, paying special attention to mental health and interfaith collaboration.

Our URI Network is invited to join the community call and share and listen to members of different Cooperation Circles and Individual Members discuss what resilience is to them and how their culture, faith, and context shape the concept of resilience. 

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Having "Faith" in Reason: Being Secular in the Interfaith Movement

4 April 2023 - 10:00 am PDT/ 5:00 pm GMT

Interfaith spaces try to be "radically inclusive" by including people of different religious and spiritual backgrounds but struggle to include people who identify with being intentionally secular. Join us as we learn more about the spectrum of the secular-atheist identity, the challenges that occur when secular individuals engage in interfaith work, and the opportunity to promote stronger alliances for the work of peace, justice, and healing. 

The event will feature speakers from American Atheists and Secular Strategies along with a moderator from the University of Southern California and their USC Office of Religious & Spiritual Life so please join us!

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New Roles and New Challenges for Women in Faith Communities and Indigenous Communities

30 March 2023 - 3:00pm PDT/ 10:pm GMT

URI Latin America and the Caribbean invite you to be part of a webinar, "New roles and new challenges for women in faith communities and indigenous traditions."

Women of Indigenous Religions and Traditions will share the challenges that they face within their interreligious contexts, intercultural, and in their daily lives.

Participants will reflect on the great contribution that women make to the construction of Peace and the care of the Planet.

R.S.V.P at [email protected] for the zoom link.         Find your local time 

The African Peacemaking Database

31 March 2023 - 7:00 am PDT/ 2:00 pm GMT

URI Southern Africa Invites you to a webinar aimed at introducing "The African Peacemaking Database"

Measurements for peacemaking tend to focus on the peacefulness of institutions, rather than people, or focus on the absence of violence rather than the daily living practices of peace. The African Peacemaking database aims to be a project that fills in these gaps with a community spirit created by grassroots peace practitioners and offers a uniquely African contribution to the metrics of peacemaking. 


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14-Day Prayer Vigil for Isreal and Palestine

4-17 April 2023 8:00am PDT/ 3:00am GMT

Abrahamic Reunion Cooperation Circle invites you to a 14-day prayer vigil for peace to prevail in Isreal and Palestine.

Prayers will be held for 10 minutes each day and will run from 4-17 April 2023.

Email ch[email protected] for Zoom Link.                         

Gathering for Earth

27 April 2023 - 7 am PDT/ 2:00 pm GMT

Join us for the next Gathering for Earth call!

Together we will talk about the rituals or ceremonies that are important for us, in our traditions or where we live, as we honor Earth, feel our grief, and practice active hope. 

There will be English/Spanish translation.  

Register here.           For your Local Time

Past 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 

Past 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.

Register Here.        Check for local time

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.

Register here      Find your local time here

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. 

Register here              

May 2023

Fireside Chat on Women, Positive Peace, and Religion

15 May 2023 - 8:00 am PDT/ 3:00 pm GMT

You are cordially invited to participate in the upcoming Fireside chat on Women, Positive Peace,

and Religion on the occasion of the International Day of Living Together in Peace.

This webinar is organized in collaboration with EIYN (European Interfaith Youth Network) Religions for Peace Europe

Register Here.              Your Local Time