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URI's Preamble, Purpose and Principles include the phrase, "We unite to heal and protect the Earth." This is an essential part of URI’s work because so many conflicts between cultures arise from a scarcity of shared resources. By uniting to solve ecological problems through cooperation instead of violence, we can also find literal common ground, since every member of every faith tradition shares a planet and depends on necessities like clean water to survive.

Examples of Cooperation Circles’ environmental work includes:

  • installing solar panels on the roofs of houses of worship;
  • ensuring that rural communities have access to clean water for drinking and sanitation;
  • educating communities about renewable energy and environmental sustainability methods;
  • helping farmers retain the rights to their farmland when corporations and mining companies try to take the land;
  • reforestation and native species planting in ecologically sensitive areas;
  • climate change awareness campaigns.
Label: Featured Cooperation Circles

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Multi-Region,
9 (nine) members

Comunidade Tao Judaica De Verdade

Latin America and the Caribbean,
7 members

Australian Religious Response to Climate Change

Southeast Asia and the Pacific,
107 members

Quinaroa CC

Latin America and the Caribbean,
10 members

Cebu City Interfaith Cooperation Circle (CCICC)

Southeast Asia and the Pacific,
100 members

Wisdom Circle Ministries

Multi-Region,
150 members

Good Hope

Asia,
7 members

Arunima Literary Club

Asia,
168 members

Albadiya for Intercultural Dialogue Initiative (AIDI)

Middle East and North Africa,
7 (seven) members

Connecting the Dots

Africa,
7 members

Tambal Para Kay Inang Kalikasan (Medicine for Gaia) CC

Southeast Asia and the Pacific,
9 members

YouthLEAD Africa

Africa,
8 members

Prometra Uganda

Africa,
10 (ten) members

Global Healing CC

Multi-Region,
1200 members

NextGen Africa Initiative

Africa,
12 members

Nkhata Bay

Africa,
21 members

Mugna Kabataan CC Cebu

Southeast Asia and the Pacific,
12 members

Kalinaw CC

Southeast Asia and the Pacific,
7 members

Qewña CC

Latin America and the Caribbean,
17 members

Youth Empowerment CC

Asia,
7 members

Council of Religions- Mauritius

Africa,
18 members

Salam Shabab CC

Middle East and North Africa,
40 members

Faith Ecology Network

Southeast Asia and the Pacific,
100 members

Youth Center for Development

Southeast Asia and the Pacific,
20 (twenty) members

BETHAK-Pakistan

Asia,
26 members

Paz Mozambique

Africa,
7 members

Habel Foundation CC

Asia,
20 members

Unity and Diversity World Council CC

North America,
100 members

Palki Peace Circle

Asia,
7 members

Action of Dialogue & Development for Life (ADD for Life)

Middle East and North Africa,
7 (seven) members

African Youth Peace Initiatives

Africa,
175 members

Prayas Juvenile Aid Centre

Asia,
20 members

Peace Kawomera Coop LTD CC

Africa,
1000 members

Interfaith Peace Building on Natural Resources Management

Southeast Asia and the Pacific,
15 members

California Interfaith Power and Light CC

North America,
680 Congregational members

Sadbhawana Foundation

Asia,
100 members

Capetown Environmental CC

Africa,
20 members

Mid-Hudson Valley CC

North America,
18 members

Karonga Nthora

Africa,
10 members

EcoPeace/Friends of the Earth Middle East Cooperation Circle

Middle East and North Africa,
100+ members

Missoula Interfaith Collaborative

North America,
200 members

Dishari, Bangladesh CC

Asia,
35 members

Ex Conselheiras e Conselheiros da URI Global Regiao ALC

Latin America and the Caribbean,
8 members

Abbey of Hope

North America,
180 members

UNISOES CC BRASIL

Latin America and the Caribbean,
7 members

Bohol Goodwill Volunteers CC

Southeast Asia and the Pacific,
20 members

Environmental Satellite CC

Multi-Region,
19 members

Maso Amudzi (Community Watch)

Africa,
13 members

World Kindness Liberia

Africa,
12 members

The Quiet Voice

Africa,
10 members

Satsang Research Center

Asia,
21 members

Clergy for Compassion and Harmony CC

North America,
22 members

Value Laden Professional Circle (VLPC)

Southeast Asia and the Pacific,
77 members

Campinas CC

Latin America and the Caribbean,
20 members

Green Prophet CC

Middle East and North Africa,
20 members

One Belief Trust (OBT)

Asia,
7 members

Compassion for Animals CC

Multi-Region,
12 members

Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Ethics CC

North America,
12 members

Faiths Without Borders

Multi-Region,
10 members

EKta Samaj Foundation

Asia,
7 members

SOS Jeunes

Africa,
25 members

Global Compassion

Africa,
30 members

Amalumbo Community Trust

Africa,
10 members

Atman: the Samuhaa

Asia,
12 members

Cosmopolitan CC

Asia,
7 members

Zero Limits CC

Asia,
35 members

Global Peace Tourism

Asia,
500 members

Blantyre CC

Africa,
28 members

Mansur Mokashi Gulshan Foundation CC

Asia,
7 (seven) members

Soweto East Initiative

Africa,
13 members

Maia Earth Village

Southeast Asia and the Pacific,
11 members

ANT-Hiroshima

Asia,
100 members

Chaitanya Service Society

Asia,
7 members

Mandala Earth Story Project

Multi-Region,
10 members

Rohini CC

Asia,
7 members

The Interfaith Center for Sustainable Development (ICSD)

Middle East and North Africa,
15 members

Sombor Educational Centre (SEC)

Europe,
17 members

Yacu – Yura (Aguas Claras/Clear Waters)

Latin America and the Caribbean,
7 members

Larsa

Middle East and North Africa,
9 members

Grupo Inter-Religioso de Sào Paulo CC

Latin America and the Caribbean,
30 members

Circulo De Cooperación para el Diálogo CC

Latin America and the Caribbean,
32 members

Palestinian Association for Non Violent Communication

Middle East and North Africa,
7 members

URI-Burundi

Africa,
12 members

URI Global Youth CC

Multi-Region,
508 members

UNIFY

Multi-Region,
1500 members

Pamoja CC

Africa,
17 members

URI Youth Aotearoa

Southeast Asia and the Pacific,
10 members

Asian Resource Foundation CC

Southeast Asia and the Pacific,
1000 members

Hand in Hand

Asia,
7 members

Vidyasagar Society

Asia,
101 members

Mother Earth Network

Africa,
15 members

Sarwadharm Vichar Manch

Asia,
7 members

Prafull Oorja

Multi-Region,
18 members

Rainbow CC

Asia,
50 members

Golden Women Vision in Uganda

Africa,
84 members

Seeds of Peace CC

Asia,
45 members

Charlotte Red Bench Garden

North America,
58 members

Seeds for Change

Europe,
7 members

Arizona Faith Network

North America,
165 members

Sadbhawana Samiti

Asia,
9 members

The Oracle Institute

North America,
17 members

Abhigyane Foundation

Asia,
11 members

Samagra Vikash

Asia,
9 members

SYNC for Harmony

Multi-Region,
7 members

Global Interfaith WASH Alliance

Multi-Region,
12 members

Consejo Interamericano Sobre La Espiritualidad Indígena A.C. CC

Latin America and the Caribbean,
25 members

Springtide Opus CC

Asia,
11 members

Face to Face / Faith to Faith

Africa,
90 members

Kasinje CC

Africa,
15 members

Solar C3ities

North America,
30 members

Fukushima Response Cooperation Circle

North America,
12 members

Blossom CC

Asia,
12 members

Lunzu Cooperation Circle

Africa,
35 members

Lalitamba Mandiram

North America,
7 members

Bokaro Peace Circle

Asia,
7 (seven) members

Kathak Dharohar

Asia,
7 members

GreenFaith Australia CC

Southeast Asia and the Pacific,
125 members

P.R.N.M. School, Kunnicone

Asia,
14 members

Red Nacional De Educadores Agrarios Del Paraguay

Latin America and the Caribbean,
700 members

Neeleswaram CC

Asia,
10 (ten) members

Women and Spirituality CC

Multi-Region,
26 members

Global Clergy Association-Vancouver BC CC

North America,
10 members

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November 25, 2015 10:46 AM

Global Hindu Declaration on Climate Change

The global Hindu declaration on climate change has been launched in India by the respected Sri Sri Ravishankar Ji, Hindu leader Kiran Bali MBE JP, Swami Chaturvedi Ji and Jain leader Acharya Lokesh Muni Ji.

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October 19, 2015 9:53 AM

Karen Hernandez: Reflections at the Parliament

As I walked through the Salt Palace on the first day of Parliament, I was reminded of how I felt the very first time I attended Parliament in Melbourne in 2009. 

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October 1, 2015 3:08 PM

Fé no Clima – Faith in the Climate

Rio Inter-Religious Movement Cooperation Circle (MIR) in Rio de Janeiro is currently holding a Faith in the Climate Initiative October 1st to 3rd, with the participation of URI Brasilia and other Cooperation Circles in Brazil.

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September 22, 2015 11:04 AM

Celebrating International Day of Peace in the North Zone, India

Celebration of World Peace Day is a reflection of not just the spirit of courage and will to bring a change, but also a way to draw attention towards issues that require utmost attention

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Subhi Dhupar

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July 13, 2015 9:53 AM

The Weekly Shot: Climate Change March in Rome

“Many Faiths – One Planet” was the rallying message when about 5,000 participants of many faiths, religions, traditions, cultures, and communities joined to march together in Rome.

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July 10, 2015 2:54 PM

Environmental Justice in Rome

The climate march of the world's religions, in the holy city of Rome at the end of June 2015, has been an powerful interfaith action oriented event dedicated to tackling climate change.

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Kiran Bali

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June 24, 2015 11:13 AM

FACIS Seminar on Religion, Climate Change, and the Future of Our Planet

The seminar was held by FACIS (Forward in Action for Conservation of Indigenous Species & Leadership) Cooperation Circle.

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June 5, 2015 4:32 PM

World Environment Day Celebration 2015

On World Environment Day, the United Religions Initiative family gathers to share their wishes for a healthier planet.

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April 23, 2015 12:25 PM

CC Profile Features: Healing the Environment

These three Cooperation Circles are engaged in work that not only brings together people of different faith backgrounds for peacebuilding, but also heals and protects the planet we all share. 

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April 20, 2015 3:13 PM

North America Groups Celebrate Earth Day

Cooperation Circles and Affiliates across North America are celebrating Earth Day the week of April 20th.  Read more to learn about what they're doing and to access useful resources for celebrations in your community! 

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