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June 28, 2013 11:50 AM

URI Africa Moves Forward in Promoting Peace Education in Africa

URI Africa’s continuous advocacy for peace education in Africa finally makes headway with URI Africa’s participation at the International Expert Meeting.

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June 28, 2013 10:36 AM

Euro-Asia CC Finds Intergenerational Solidarity In Novosibirsk

Three members of the URI Cooperation Circle Euro-Asia travelled to Novosibirsk, Russia, to participate in a regional conference to honor the UN’s International Family Day.

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June 24, 2013 1:07 PM

URI Welcomes 16 New Cooperation Circles

Sixteen new Cooperation Circles (CCs) from Democratic Republic of Congo, Kenya, India, Malawi, Morocco, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sri Lanka and, notably, our first two CCs from Japan have joined the URI global community. As of June, URI now has 587 CCs in 84 countries.

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June 24, 2013 12:49 PM

San Francisco Interfaith Council joins URI in Talking Back To Hate

One of URI’s most active Cooperation Circles in the San Francisco Bay Area is the San Francisco Interfaith Council.  Under the leadership of SFIC Executive Director and URI Global Trustee, Michael Pappas, and Rita Semel, SFIC Board Chair and former Chair of URI’s Global Council, the SFIC has a well-deserved reputation among civic and religious leaders for its ability to mobilize its 800-member congregations on local concerns like homelessness and disaster preparedness.

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June 24, 2013 11:42 AM

URI Prepares to Celebrate International Day of Peace

The United Nations’ International Day of Peace (IDP) is a day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace, both within and among all nations and peoples. Since September 21, 2004, URI has commemorated IDP by galvanizing global community action within its network of Cooperation Circles. In addition to the dozens of events that will be held by Cooperation Circles around the world, URI prepares to celebrate IDP through two initiatives: Footprints Around the World for Peace and Talking Back to Hate.

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June 24, 2013 11:16 AM

A Journey for Reconciliation and Peace

During Charles’ travels for URI, he met Vjekoslav Saje, whom he has called “a charismatic leader with a contagious passion.” With a background in peacebuilding and conflict resolution, Vjeko started his Cooperation Circle, Balkan as a Soul Bridge, to contribute to rebuilding a broken and divided society after the war in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

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June 24, 2013 11:04 AM

A Journey of a Lifetime

In 1996, Rev. Canon Charles P. Gibbs was asked to lead URI as its Founding Executive Director. Retiring now after 17 years, Charles leaves behind a lasting legacy of servant leadership and an ever-growing global foundation for building cultures of peace, justice and healing.

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June 24, 2013 10:01 AM

A Tribute to URI's Founding Executive Director, Charles Gibbs, on the Occasion of his Retirement

With self-effacing humor Charles Gibbs laughs about his singing voice.  We, his friends, go along and beg him not to sing Happy Birthday or the National Anthem.  

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June 12, 2013 12:30 PM

URI ‘Talks Back’ To Hate Speech With New Campaign

Talking Back to Hate is URI's online campaign that uses dialogue, education and storytelling to prevent and respond to incidents of hate speech, bullying and discrimination.

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