Health and Social Services

When individuals suffer, whole societies suffer. URI Cooperation Circles bring healing.
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URI Cooperation Circles work hard to improve the health of people all over the world, giving them the chance to lead meaningful and full lives.

Examples of our work in this Action Area:

  • A Better Community for All Pakistan organizes free medical care for rural families who can’t afford doctors, distributing medicine and connecting patients with free hospital stays when necessary.
  • Blantyre CC wanted to restore sanitary conditions to Bangwe township in Southern Malawi. Together, 50 young people removed waste and cleaned pollution so the population could live in healthier surroundings.
  • Members of URI Brasilia CC in Brazil offered health, hygiene, cultural and citizenship services to the inmates of the SalveaSi - Institution for Treatment of Chemical Dependents, in observance of the National Day to Combat Religious Intolerance.
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Stories

The Vaccine and I

This year on Ash Wednesday, my wife, Mary, and I not only had ashes, from church, placed on our foreheads; we also went to a medical clinic and had the second doses of Moderna Covid vaccine injected in our arms.

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.

Announcing Launch of the Faith For Harm Reduction Manual

Alliance India, URI, eminent faith-based institutions, and The Global Fund are launching the training module for sensitizing faith-based communities on health and rights-based approaches to drug use. See more about the #Faith4HarmReduction approach, a unique initiative to build bridges between harm reduction services, the community perspectives of people who use drugs, and faith-based communities.