Education

Sharing knowledge helps us make informed decisions that benefit us all.
Schoolchildren at a wooden desk

Harmful stereotypes that fuel tensions between groups are usually rooted in ignorance. URI Cooperation Circles work to educate people to create safer, more peaceful communities.

Examples of our work in this Action Area:

  • Escuela de Amor CC has been visiting a Catholic school in Buenos Aires, Argentina for more than fifteen years, answering students’ questions about their different religions to prepare them for encountering interfaith colleagues in university and work life.
  • When a USA school board wanted to ban a book about Islam, the Women's Interfaith Network spoke eloquently on peace, tolerance and understanding, resulting in a unanimous vote to keep the book in the school system.
  • Cultural Infusion empowers young Australians by helping them use cultural and artistic expression to promote social cohesion.
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Stories

Together For Children

Children and youth are central to URI’s vision, mission, and purpose and are pivotal in URI’s work for a world of peace, co-existence, tolerance, justice, and healing.

Two Cooperation Circles, Choti si Khushi in India and AFFCAD in Uganda are working towards supporting young children in slum communities through designing programs and activities to champion their well-being.

Read more about these efforts.

 

Children Say

Baraza Cooperation Circle initiated a programme called UNITY. This society-rooted scheme will promote positive values of integration, make participants economic assets by acquiring strong skills for employment or volunteering, and enable them to appreciate equality and diversity in their communities.

Schoolchildren at Sabel School in Munich, Germany, who completed the first year of UNITY modules, shared amazing testimonials. Read and know what they had to say!

 

Monika's Journey to Success

Are you passionate about the well-being of children in the world? Monika shares her journey and how the dedication from Choti Si Khushi CC in India has shaped her life and is giving her hope for a bright future.

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An Interfaith Youth Camp

From July 22nd till August 1st, 2022, the interfaith youth camp “Youth from diverse cultures meeting each other in REVA” took place in the Hague, the Netherlands. Children with different cultural backgrounds, 6 to 10 years old, in the neighborhood of REVA participated in this camp.

Get to know more about this exciting camp!