By sharing creative expression, URI members cultivate appreciation of each other on a human level.
Cultural Infusion CC Art Performance

Music, painting, performance, sculpture, storytelling, poetry, and other methods of artistic expression are ancient methods of creating community. Through the arts, URI Cooperation Circles transcend language and cultural barriers to build deep interpersonal connections.

Examples of our work in this Action Area:

  • When the Latin America and Caribbean region hosted a music festival celebrating original songs about peace, the featured artists were so inspired, they formed a new Cooperation Circle to continue their peacebuilding work.
  • CARAVAN, a URI Multiregion group, used an art exhibition to teach Jordanian girls about gender equality, cultural diversity, intercultural and interreligious understanding, and the need for peace.
  • URI Europe Cooperation Circles regularly gather for interfaith film screenings to spark respectful conversations and inspire friendships across traditions.
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Gift of Love

BRIDGES Cooperation Circle in Europe organized Gift of Love interfaith art performance to mark World Interfaith Harmony Week. This event aimed to create connections among youth from diverse backgrounds, bonded by a shared commitment to creativity and universal human principles such as religious tolerance

Women's Empowerment through Artivism

Miss Wejda is a self-taught artist using local resources, such as wood trunks and coffee powder in addition to other common tools to portray the old Beduin culture. she also uses art to call attention to changes that need to happen in her culture, specifically addressing the different kinds of violence. 

Art for Peace

Cosmic Community Center Cooperation Circle organized a one-day workshop on "Art for Peace" that brought together over 100 young people!