Community Building

Strong, healthy communities are at the core of URI’s work.
Youth for Peace CC's summer school in Bosnia and Herzegovina

URI encourages neighbors to help each other by reaching across religious, ethnic, and cultural lines, creating a culture of respect and safety that fosters peace even during difficult times.

Examples of our work in this Action Area:

  • In Pakistan, the URI MCC Islamabad office works for inter-religious peace by addressing local Muslims' and Christians' joint need for necessities like roads, sewage systems, gas and water
  • In Bosnia and Herzegovina, Youth for Peace CC's summer school brought together young people from different backgrounds to serve their community through volunteering efforts like helping disadvantaged families, painting houses, and repairing old cemeteries
  • After a Helsinki mosque was vandalized, URI members from the URI Multiregion formed an interfaith group to clean it, sending a strong message that they would not allow their community to be divided
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Second Wave of the COVID Epidemic: no vaccines and no health for all

Within the framework of the International Day of Human Fraternity proclaimed by the General Assembly of the United Nations, the Circle of Multiple Cooperation "Latin American Interreligious Forum on Human Rights" held a meeting to reflect on the Latin American situation regarding the second wave of the COVID pandemic that has uncovered in a crude and real way, the lack of human fraternity due to the terrible health situation and the lack of access to health rights.