Education

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

Harmful stereotypes that fuel tensions between religious groups are usually rooted in ignorance, and the desperation of poverty often catalyzes violent outbreaks. Therefore, 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

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.

Gathering of Communities of Faith in Thanksgiving

The Association of Leaders of Communities of Faith - Teusaquillo Territory of Peace CC of Colombia is the last CC created in the region in this year 2020 and is the first CC created in Colombia, which adds another country to the Latin American region. The network continues to grow and we are very happy.