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DuVernay's 'Colin in Black & White' on Netflix traces the seeds of Kaepernick's activism

Tahil Sharma, Regional Coordinator for URI North America, was invited to review the Netflix docuseries Colin in Black and White, detailing the formative years of NFL footballer and activist Colin Kaepernick. After reviewing the show and sharing thoughts, various people including the director Ava DuVernay invited Tahil to write a blog post for publication.

Consultative Meeting To Be Held Virtually On Protection Of Sacred Sites And Cultural Heritage

Drawing on the African Union theme of 2021, ‘Arts, Culture and Heritage: Levers for Building the Africa We Want’, the AU-CIDO, AU-Interfaith Dialogue Forum, International Dialogue Centre (KAICIID) and United Religions Initiative-Africa in collaboration with UNESCO will discuss the theme and the role of religious leaders, faith based institutions and interfaith organizations in the protection of sacred sites and preservation of African cultural & Traditional heritage.

Transformative environmental education with 30 high school learners in South India - the launch of the Ecopeace Teen Cafe

In India, Greshma Raju, from Jyothirgamaya Interfaith CC, has initiated a project called Ecopeace Teen Cafe, which is a four month education programme reaching 29 high school learners in South India, focusing on community building, environmentalism, peacebuilding and social justice. Read more about the inspiration behind this initiative and Greshma’s learnings through the experience of starting a project like this!

Weekly Shot: Celebrating Diwali

The URI global community celebrates all our Cooperation Circles and individual members who are observing the festivities of Diwali!