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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

The Quiet Voice

Africa,
10 members

Atman: the Samuhaa

Asia,
12 members

Vidyasagar Society

Asia,
101 members

EcoPeace/Friends of the Earth Middle East Cooperation Circle

Middle East and North Africa,
100+ members

Golden Women Vision in Uganda

Africa,
84 members

Thirikkannamangal URI CC

Asia,
10 members

Lunzu Cooperation Circle

Africa,
35 members

Australian Religious Response to Climate Change

Southeast Asia and the Pacific,
107 members

Karonga Nthora

Africa,
10 members

Habel Foundation CC

Asia,
20 members

Bohol Goodwill Volunteers CC

Southeast Asia and the Pacific,
20 members

Manila Muslim Christian Community Peacemakers, Inc.

Southeast Asia and the Pacific,
200 members

Face to Face / Faith to Faith

Africa,
90 members

Larsa

Middle East and North Africa,
9 members

Building Better Society CC

Southeast Asia and the Pacific,
100 members

Samaj Joro Abhiyan CC

Asia,
8 members

Circulo De Cooperación para el Diálogo CC

Latin America and the Caribbean,
32 members

Youth Center for Development

Southeast Asia and the Pacific,
20 (twenty) members

Quinaroa CC

Latin America and the Caribbean,
10 members

Red Nacional De Educadores Agrarios Del Paraguay

Latin America and the Caribbean,
700 members

Charlotte Red Bench Garden

North America,
58 members

African Youth Peace Initiatives

Africa,
175 members

P.R.N.M. School, Kunnicode

Asia,
14 members

Satsang Research Center

Asia,
21 members

Samvaad

Asia,
7 members

Shanti Van CC

Asia,
7 members

Albadiya for Intercultural Dialogue Initiative (AIDI)

Middle East and North Africa,
7 (seven) members

NOWTIME Radio

Multi-Region,
9 members

Paz Mozambique

Africa,
7 members

Gulshan Foundation CC

Asia,
7 (seven) members

Abbey of Hope

North America,
180 members

La Villa de Arcilla

Multi-Region,
9 members

Asian Resource Foundation CC

Southeast Asia and the Pacific,
1000 members

Sombor Educational Centre (SEC)

Europe,
17 members

Prometra Uganda

Africa,
10 members

Global Peace Tourism

Asia,
500 members

Faith Ecology Network

Southeast Asia and the Pacific,
100 members

Interfaith Peace Building on Natural Resources Management

Southeast Asia and the Pacific,
15 members

Global Healing CC

Multi-Region,
1200 members

Cebu City Interfaith Cooperation Circle (CCICC)

Southeast Asia and the Pacific,
100 members

Peace Kawomera Coop LTD CC

Africa,
1000 members

The Interfaith Center for Sustainable Development (ICSD)

Middle East and North Africa,
15 members

Rural Development Society CC

Asia,
21 members

Solar C3ities

North America,
30 members

Wisdom Circle Ministries

Multi-Region,
150 members

Msu-Iit Youth Chain Of Peace - MYCoP

Southeast Asia and the Pacific,
10 members

Nkhata Bay

Africa,
21 members

Value Laden Professional Circle (VLPC)

Southeast Asia and the Pacific,
77 members

Kalinaw CC

Southeast Asia and the Pacific,
7 members

California Interfaith Power and Light CC

North America,
680 Congregational members

The Oracle Institute

North America,
17 members

SYNC for Harmony

Multi-Region,
7 members

Maia Earth Village

Southeast Asia and the Pacific,
11 members

Mother Earth Network

Africa,
15 members

NextGen Africa Initiative

Africa,
12 members

Soweto East Initiative

Africa,
13 members

Neeleswaram CC

Asia,
10 (ten) members

Dishari, Bangladesh CC

Asia,
35 members

Compassion for Animals CC

Multi-Region,
12 members

Chaitanya Service Society

Asia,
7 members

Campinas CC

Latin America and the Caribbean,
20 members

Consejo Interamericano Sobre La Espiritualidad Indígena A.C. CC

Latin America and the Caribbean,
25 members

Blantyre CC

Africa,
28 members

Unity and Diversity World Council CC

North America,
100 members

Tambal Para Kay Inang Kalikasan (Medicine for Gaia) CC

Southeast Asia and the Pacific,
9 members

Sarwadharm Vichar Manch

Asia,
7 members

Council of Religions- Mauritius

Africa,
18 members

Bokaro Peace Circle

Asia,
7 (seven) members

Green Prophet CC

Middle East and North Africa,
20 members

Hand in Hand

Asia,
7 members

Global Clergy Association-Vancouver BC CC

North America,
10 members

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

Middle East and North Africa,
7 (seven) members

Prayas Juvenile Aid Centre

Asia,
20 members

Protecting and Restoring the Sacred

North America,
9 members

Kasinje CC

Africa,
15 members

ANT-Hiroshima

Asia,
100 members

Pamoja Cooperation Circle

Africa,
17 members

Myittar Resource Foundation CC

Southeast Asia and the Pacific,
400 members

Global Interfaith WASH Alliance

Multi-Region,
12 members

Interfaith Forum For Peace Harmony And Solidarity

Southeast Asia and the Pacific,
35 members

URI-Burundi

Africa,
12 members

Youth Today Foundation CC

Africa,
7 members

EKta Samaj Foundation

Asia,
7 members

BETHAK-Pakistan

Asia,
26 members

Zero Limits CC

Asia,
35 members

Kathak Dharohar

Asia,
7 members

World Kindness Liberia

Africa,
12 members

Comunidade Tao Judaica De Verdade

Latin America and the Caribbean,
7 members

YouthLEAD Africa

Africa,
8 members

Global Youth Movement – GYM

Multi-Region,
150 members

Youth Partners for Development and Peace CC

Southeast Asia and the Pacific,
13 members

Ranchi CC

Asia,
10 members

Abhigyane Foundation

Asia,
11 members

Connecting the Dots

Africa,
7 members

Old Rajinder Nagar CC

Asia,
7 members

Janseva Pratishthan, Vita

Asia,
11 members

Grupo Inter-Religioso de Sào Paulo CC

Latin America and the Caribbean,
30 members

Palki Peace Circle

Asia,
7 members

Manbazar Chandra Memorial CC

Asia,
12 members

Cosmopolitan CC

Asia,
7 members

Environmental Satellite CC

Multi-Region,
19 members

URI Youth Aotearoa

Southeast Asia and the Pacific,
10 members

Sadbhawana Samiti

Asia,
9 members

UNIFY

Multi-Region,
1500 members

Yacu – Yura (Aguas Claras/Clear Waters)

Latin America and the Caribbean,
7 members

Global Compassion

Africa,
30 members

Mandala Earth Story Project

Multi-Region,
10 members

One Belief Trust (OBT)

Asia,
7 members

Amalumbo Community Trust

Africa,
10 members

Maso Amudzi (Community Watch)

Africa,
13 members

Faiths Without Borders

Multi-Region,
10 members

Qhana UTA CC

Latin America and the Caribbean,
7 members

Souharda CC, Joypurhat

Asia,
10 members

Arizona Faith Network

North America,
165 members

Youth Empowerment CC

Asia,
7 members

Palestinian Women for Peace Society CC

Middle East and North Africa,
10 members

Sadbhawana Foundation

Asia,
100 members

Arunima Literary Club

Asia,
168 members

Fukushima Response Cooperation Circle

North America,
12 members

Advocates For Grassroots Inter-Religious Cooperation

Southeast Asia and the Pacific,
10 members

GreenFaith Australia CC

Southeast Asia and the Pacific,
125 members

Rio Inter-Religious Movement CC (MIR)

Latin America and the Caribbean,
23 members

Missoula Interfaith Collaborative

North America,
200 members

Nasolo Cooperation Circle

Africa,
184 members

UNISOES - BRASIL

Latin America and the Caribbean,
7 members

Ex Conselheiras e Conselheiros da URI Global Regiao ALC

Latin America and the Caribbean,
8 members

Srijani CC

Asia,
8 members

Capetown Environmental CC

Africa,
20 members

Apithan Ministries

Multi-Region,
400 + members

Springtide Opus CC

Asia,
11 members

Blossom CC

Asia,
12 members

Lalitamba

North America,
7 members

Palestinian Association for Non Violent Communication

Middle East and North Africa,
7 members

Volunteering for Peace CC

Middle East and North Africa,
95 members

Undugu Family Hope Kibera

Africa,
30 members

Seeds for Change

Europe,
7 members

Good Hope

Asia,
7 members

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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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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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April 20, 2015 9:01 AM

The Weekly Shot: An Earth Blessing

In honor of Earth Day, this week’s shot celebrates a blessing over the earth and its water performed by representatives from many traditions including a Rabbi, a Swami, an Imam, and a Sister of Mercy on September 25, 2013 at UNICEF House in New York, USA.

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March 30, 2015 9:00 AM

The Weekly Shot: Presenting the Hiroshima Sapling

This gingko sapling is descended from a tree that survived the atomic bombing in Hiroshima, Japan.

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March 23, 2015 9:00 AM

The Weekly Shot: World Water Day

International participants traveled to take part in an environmental workshop prior to URI’s 12th annual Circles of Light gala in March 2015. 

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March 20, 2015 9:25 AM

World Water Day Celebrations

The United Religions Initiative family engaged in celebrations worldwide in recognition and honor of the United Nations World Water Day, March 22nd, 2015. The following are a few accounts of how the URI global community celebrated.

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