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.
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.
A Brief Introduction to Friendship and Enmity in Islam is a book written by Mr. Basit Jamal, member of the URI Cooperation Circle Brotherhood of Humanity, based in New Delhi, India. Read by clicking the PDF link below.
Breaking Bread: A Celebration of Three Faiths is a cookbook and storybook created by students involved in the Multifaith Education Project, a nonpolitical, nonprofit program that promotes peace by bringing Jewish, Christian and Muslim children together to learn about each other’s religions and cultures.
A description of a workshop from the URI-Moral Imagination Peacebuilding Seminar. Participants learned each other's songs and deepened cross-cultural respect and understanding with laughter, rhythm and fun.
Patrice Brodeur and Eboo Patel, founder of Interfaith Youth Core, provides insight into the emerging interfaith youth movement through the perspectives from founding organizers and influential actors in the field. If you are interested in Interfaith work, specifically with youth, this is a must read!
Catholic Relief Services supports peacebuilding activities in over 40 countries, and provides direct aid to the poor, while also involving people in their own development, helping them to realize their potential.
Sally Mahe, URI Director of Organizational Development, uses these words of wisdom from the children of the Hare Krishna temple in Kampala, Uganda, in a fun, practical lesson idea for children and adults alike.