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 positive change that was developed by Professor David Cooperrider and associates at Case University in Cleveland, Ohio. This document provides a brief summary of the Appreciative Interview process.
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.
We encourage all URI Cooperation Circle (CC) member groups to participate in the International Day of Peace. We hope everyone will observe the Minute of Silence at 12 noon (especially in schools, and at your Peace Pole if you have one nearby), adding your prayers, meditation or ceremony for peace.
This workshop was adapted from the URI Interfaith Peacebuilding Guide. Participants got into groups of the same tradition and looked at what practices in their tradition contribute to peaceful interfaith relations as well as what practices or teachings of their tradition might present a challenge to interfaith understanding and harmony.
In Journey of the Universe, authors Swimme and Tucker tell the epic story of the universe from an inspired new perspective, weaving the findings of modern science together with enduring wisdom found in the humanistic traditions of the West, China, India, and indigenous peoples.
The Karuna Center for Peacebuilding provides education opportunities in peacebuilding in the United States in partnership with CONTACT and the School for International Training in Vermont. Their international program locations include Bosnia, Israel, Kosovo, and Sri Lanka.
Diana Whitney, President of the Corporation for Positive Change, presents a series of Appreciative Inquiry questions that help URI members access the realities of the URI, and look ahead to the future.
Providing youth leaders and educators worldwide with the tools for an intercultural and interfaith programme, this adaptable resource can be used with children from many different cultural, religious and social contexts to nurture common values and a mutual respect for different backgrounds and traditions.
The “Let’s Eliminate Nuclear Weapons” webinar, hosted by URI North America on March 25, 2015, was a monumental moment for United Religions Initiative as we seek to more deeply engage the issue of nuclear abolition. Because we want this seminar to have long-lasting effects for the URI family, we are offering these resources to guide you as you take action in the movement to eliminate nuclear weapons.