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

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!

Clean Water for Generations

Global Compassion, a URI CC in Cameroon recognised the deepening marginalization towards accessibility to safe, clean water in Bamia village and was persuaded to change this through fundraising for safe water points.