The URI Resource Library is a collection of downloadable materials and links to a variety of resources that support interfaith peacebuilding work.
Appreciative Inquiry and URI
Appreciative Inquiry is a philosophy for change that was created by Professor David Cooperrider and his associates at Case Western Reserve University. Here is a summary of Appreciative Inquiry, and how to use this powerful dialogue tool within the context of the URI community.
URI for Kids
A beautifully designed curriculum for children (and learners of all ages) that introduces URI's Preamble, Purpose and Principles, and provides excellent information and activities about different world religions and spiritual traditions.
Interfaith Peacebuilding Guide
The URI Interfaith Peacebuilding Guide is a resource for interfaith groups — those “everyday gandhis” who are making a difference one meeting at a time in their local communities.
While Appreciative Inquiry traditionally incorporates a process that has 4 stages - Discover, Dream, Design, and Destiny - Mac Odell, a vibrant leader in the Appreciative Inquiry field, has created a 7 stage process! Here is a story of how a group had the fun of learning these stages.
This booklet gives an overview of the groundbreaking strategy for change used in Appreciative Inquiry, helping organizations to tap into their potential for positive change and support collaborative action that serves the whole system.
An Appreciative Interview is a simple process that creates opportunities for people to speak about what is meaningful in their lives. It is a mutual interview with another person where both partners listen and speak with an open heart.
Blessed Unrest explores the diversity of the movement, its brilliant ideas, innovative strategies, and hidden history, which date back many centuries. It will inspire and delight any and all who despair of the world's fate, and its conclusions will surprise even those within the movement itself.
Ever wonder how to write a good blog? What is a blog anyway? Here are some helpful guidelines adapted from a blogging workshop given by Hot Studio, Inc., a company that has worked with URI in the past.