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Interfaith and Intercultural Understanding and Dialogue

All URI Cooperation Circles are groups composed of at least seven members of at least three different religions or faith traditions (including those of no faith tradition). Therefore, interfaith and intercultural understanding is key to URI’s mission. By respecting the differences and embracing the commonalities between groups, peacebuilders are able to build bridges of understanding, and each Cooperation Circle is able to stand as an example of people who, despite different beliefs, can work together in harmony.

Examples of this type of work include:

  • hosting interfaith gatherings so people belonging to different religions and traditions can meet each other and learn about each other’s lives;
  • creating safe spaces for people to ask and answer questions about each other’s traditions;
  • organizing educational visits to multiple types of houses of worship; and
  • celebrating worldwide interfaith events such as World Interfaith Harmony Week.
Label: Featured Cooperation Circles

Coexister

Europe,
7000 + members

Atman: the Samuhaa

Asia,
12 members

Faith 2 Faith CC

Europe,
10 members

Sanabel Tounsia

Middle East and North Africa,
1000 members

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

Middle East and North Africa,
7 (seven) members

Eilat Interfaith Encounter Group

Middle East and North Africa,
13 members

Chaitanya Service Society

Asia,
7 members

World Organization for Reconciliation Link and Development

Southeast Asia and the Pacific,
9 members

Belo Horizonte CC

Latin America and the Caribbean,
10 members

BZN Silence Farm Metanoia

Europe,
15 members

Mexican Interfaith Council (CIM) CC

Latin America and the Caribbean,
13 members

Social Care Youth Initiative

Africa,
11 members

Albadiya for Intercultural Dialogue Initiative (AIDI)

Middle East and North Africa,
7 (seven) members

New Jerusalem Ministry CC

Africa,
10 members

Manipur URI CC

Asia,
24 members

Red Nacional De Educadores Agrarios Del Paraguay

Latin America and the Caribbean,
700 members

Tri City Interfaith Council

North America,
40 members

EcoPeace/Friends of the Earth Middle East Cooperation Circle

Middle East and North Africa,
100+ members

Abbey of Hope

North America,
180 members

Curitiba CC

Latin America and the Caribbean,
30 members

New Jerusalem Unity CC

Africa,
50 members

Interfaith Spiritual Fellowship / Kuala Lumpur CC

Southeast Asia and the Pacific,
384 members

SYNC for Harmony

Multi-Region,
7 members

Bohol Goodwill Volunteers CC

Southeast Asia and the Pacific,
20 members

Muncie Interfaith Fellowship CC

North America,
23 members

1GOD.com

Southeast Asia and the Pacific,
8 members

G.R.O.W.T.H. CC

Southeast Asia and the Pacific,
8 members

Amaru CC

Latin America and the Caribbean,
8 members

Advocates For Grassroots Inter-Religious Cooperation

Southeast Asia and the Pacific,
10 members

Satsang Research Center

Asia,
21 members

Mujeres Kunas Artesanas CC

Latin America and the Caribbean,
7 members

Jerusalem Peacemakers CC

Middle East and North Africa,
7 members

Convictions en Dialogue CC

Europe,
14 members

Asociación Intercultural Diálogo CC

Latin America and the Caribbean,
10 members

Maitray CC

Asia,
8 members

URI Poland

Europe,
7 members

Prayer for Peace CC

Africa,
7 members

Dialogue for Peace

Middle East and North Africa,
7 members

New Horizons CC

Middle East and North Africa,
7 members

Realities Beyond the Truth

Asia,
8 members

Vidyasagar Society

Asia,
101 members

Srijani

Asia,
8 members

Golden Women Vision in Uganda

Africa,
84 members

Dwarka Peace Society

Asia,
7 members

Wiregrass Spiritual Enrichment Center CC

North America,
11 members

Being There

North America,
37 members

Euphrates Cooperation Circle

North America,
8 members

Gallatin Valley Interfaith Association

North America,
45 members

Springtide Opus CC

Asia,
11 members

Humanity Group CC

Middle East and North Africa,
23 members

Din Ilahi Kaviyoor CC

Asia,
15 members

Interfaith Council for Peace in Mindanao

Southeast Asia and the Pacific,
23 members

Rio Inter-Religious Movement CC (MIR)

Latin America and the Caribbean,
23 members

Missoula Interfaith Collaborative

North America,
200 members

The World Religion and Tolerance Group

North America,
25 members

The Interfaith Center for Sustainable Development (ICSD)

Middle East and North Africa,
15 members

Kulakkada Ikya Vedi CC

Asia,
7 members

International Bill of Rights

Multi-Region,
8 members

Comunidade Tao Judaica De Verdade

Latin America and the Caribbean,
7 members

Eibela dot Com

Asia,
250 members

Khoyoot CC

Middle East and North Africa,
16 members

Afrikayyah Interfaith Council

Multi-Region,
18 members

Joy Foundation

Asia,
45 members

Clergy for Compassion and Harmony CC

North America,
22 members

Middle East Youth Network CC

Middle East and North Africa,
13 members

Bangalore South CC

Asia,
10 members

Planet-E CC

Middle East and North Africa,
8 members

Global Interfaith WASH Alliance

Multi-Region,
12 members

Eurynome – Weavers of Sacred Movement

Southeast Asia and the Pacific,
7 members

Asian Resource Foundation CC

Southeast Asia and the Pacific,
1000 members

Global Compassion

Africa,
30 members

Marin Interfaith Council CC

North America,
45 members

Paz Mozambique

Africa,
7 members

Kids4Peace International

Multi-Region,
1150 members

UNIFY

Multi-Region,
1500 members

Los Descendientes de Guatemaya

Latin America and the Caribbean,
8 members

Light of Hope CC

Asia,
7 (seven) members

Misiones Unidas CC

Latin America and the Caribbean,
9 members

Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Ethics CC

North America,
12 members

Ekta Sangathan CC

Asia,
8 members

EKta Samaj Foundation

Asia,
7 members

Caminhos da Terra

Latin America and the Caribbean,
8 members

Interfaith Dialogue Utrecht CC

Europe,
8 members

Interfaith Cooperation Circle of Kaua’i

North America,
16 members

Religions for Humanity CC

Europe,
8 members

All Faiths Harmony CC

Asia,
20 members

Onkar Academy

Asia,
7 (seven) members

Ranao Muslim-Christian Movement for Dialogue and Peace CC

Southeast Asia and the Pacific,
24 members

Mid-Hudson Valley CC

North America,
18 members

Council of Religions- Mauritius

Africa,
18 members

Kalinaw CC

Southeast Asia and the Pacific,
7 members

Ex Conselheiras e Conselheiros da URI Global Regiao ALC

Latin America and the Caribbean,
8 members

World Kindness Liberia

Africa,
12 members

Mangochi United Religions CC

Africa,
12 members

Global Peace Tourism

Asia,
500 members

ETSA CC

Latin America and the Caribbean,
7 members

De la UNIDAD, la Reconciliación y la Sanación

Latin America and the Caribbean,
12 members

Empowering Tribes for Entire Development

Southeast Asia and the Pacific,
90 members

BRIDGES CC

Europe,
8 members

Multifaith Association of South Australia Inc.

Southeast Asia and the Pacific,
30 members

Sun Devils Are Better Together (SUNDABT)

North America,
50 members

Action Against Poverty CC

Asia,
15 members

Civil Society CC

Asia,
30 members

Bridge Builders

Latin America and the Caribbean,
7 members

Prayas Cooperation Circle

Asia,
15 members

LGBTQ CC

Multi-Region,
13 members

Prayas Juvenile Aid Centre

Asia,
20 members

Youth Empowerment CC

Asia,
7 members

Msu-Iit Youth Chain Of Peace - MYCoP

Southeast Asia and the Pacific,
10 members

Iran Youths for Peace and Inter-Religious Dialogue CC

Middle East and North Africa,
7 members

UDAAN CC

Asia,
8 (eight) members

Quested Peace CC

Middle East and North Africa,
24 members

Charlotte Red Bench Garden

North America,
58 members

Dialogue Center - Bulgaria

Europe,
11 members

Interfaith Council at Stapleton

North America,
40 members

Kashi Foundation CC

North America,
1500 members

Zero Limits CC

Asia,
35 members

Larsa

Middle East and North Africa,
9 members

Bangladesh Minority Board

Asia,
125 members

Undugu Family Hope Kibera

Africa,
30 members

Bond Zonder Naam CC

Europe,
273,000 members

Atma Darshana-Yoga CC

Asia,
10 (ten) members

Surya Thejas CC

Asia,
20 members

Pathfinders’ Commune CC

Southeast Asia and the Pacific,
9 members

URI-Child and Youth Education Organization (Cyeo)

Southeast Asia and the Pacific,
20 members

Ahle Aman Society AASS CC

Asia,
8 members

Japan Interfaith Council

Asia,
30 members

URI Youth Aotearoa

Southeast Asia and the Pacific,
10 members

Blantyre CC

Africa,
28 members

Club Unesco Alecso Bardo CC

Middle East and North Africa,
7 members

Path to Anandam

North America,
7 members

University of Rochester Interfaith Chapel

North America,
600-800 members

Faiths Together Uganda

Africa,
25 members

Greater Concord Interfaith Council

North America,
30 members

Circle of Healers CC

Multi-Region,
32 members

Faiths Without Borders

Multi-Region,
10 members

Abhigyane Foundation

Asia,
11 members

Worldwide Forgiveness Alliance CC

North America,
65 members

Interfaith Center at the Presidio CC

North America,
24 members

Karonga Nthora

Africa,
10 members

Kasinje CC

Africa,
15 members

Gathering for Happiness

Middle East and North Africa,
7 members

Interfaith Forum of Greenville

North America,
68 members

Culver City Area Interfaith Alliance CC

North America,
15 members

Peace Prayer CC

North America,
7 members

Prisma-Group

Europe,
7 members

Karachi URI CC

Asia,
40 members

Ur for Interfaith Dialogue & Peacemaking

Middle East and North Africa,
14 members

Powdikkonam CC Trivandrum

Asia,
25 members

Interfaith Forum For Peace Harmony And Solidarity

Southeast Asia and the Pacific,
35 members

Circulo De Cooperación para el Diálogo CC

Latin America and the Caribbean,
32 members

Egyptian Interfaith Association CC

Middle East and North Africa,
10 members

Greenwoods School CC

Asia,
35 members

TRUST WIN CC

Middle East and North Africa,
50 members

The Arabic Speaking CC

Middle East and North Africa,
15 members

GUNE CC

Europe,
16 members

Hand in Hand

Asia,
7 members

Euro-Asia CC

Europe,
15 members

Sacred Currents

Southeast Asia and the Pacific,
7 members

BETHAK-Pakistan

Asia,
26 members

Vidyasagar Academy

Asia,
10 (ten) members

Alianza por Espiritualidad Maya Q’eqchi’, Mopán e Itzaj-APEM

Latin America and the Caribbean,
7 (seven) members

Mangochi Central West

Africa,
9 members

Musaique CC

Middle East and North Africa,
14 members

Círculo de Cooperação URI Goiás

Latin America and the Caribbean,
22 members

Interfaith Café

North America,
12 members

Palki Peace Circle

Asia,
7 members

Kathak Dharohar

Asia,
7 members

Iraq Youth for Dialogue and Coexistence CC

Middle East and North Africa,
7 members

TOL’ART

Middle East and North Africa,
7 members

Al Mostaqbal Institute for Citizenship & Democracy (MICD) CC

Middle East and North Africa,
8 members

WEDO GLOBAL CC

Multi-Region,
11 members

Chapomoka CC

Africa,
11 members

Central Delhi CC

Asia,
7 members

Safar CC

Asia,
8 (eight) members

Volunteering for Peace CC

Middle East and North Africa,
95 members

MEPEACE.org - Network for Peace CC

Middle East and North Africa,
over 3700 members

Europe Youth Leadership CC

Europe,
11 + members

Medecina Alternativa CC

Africa,
32 members

Love and Peace Circle CC

Asia,
11 members

InterSpiritual Centre of Vancouver Society

North America,
11 members

African Youth Peace Initiatives

Africa,
175 members

Liga Dos Escuteiros De Mozambique CC

Africa,
21700 members

Gulshan Foundation CC

Asia,
7 (seven) members

Jordan Seeds of Peace CC

Middle East and North Africa,
12 members

Ektaan CC

Asia,
125 members

The Oracle Institute

North America,
17 members

Green Prophet CC

Middle East and North Africa,
20 members

Council of Arakhna (elders) and Wise in Egypt

Middle East and North Africa,
3000 members

Mysore CC

Asia,
8 members

Northeast Tennessee Chapter URI CC

North America,
27 members

Love Care Foundation

Asia,
12 members

MIN Malaysian Interfaith Network CC

Southeast Asia and the Pacific,
22 members

Bright Future CC

Asia,
10 members

CRECCAP CC

Africa,
7 members

Interfaith Peace Building on Natural Resources Management

Southeast Asia and the Pacific,
15 members

Mata Ikya Vedi CC

Asia,
15 members

Foro Espiritual de Santiago para la Paz CC

Latin America and the Caribbean,
33 members

PathWays for Diversity Education Inc.

Southeast Asia and the Pacific,
12 members

Al-Karma-CIDT CC

Middle East and North Africa,
9 members

Dishari, Bangladesh CC

Asia,
35 members

Religion Pour La Paix - Benin

Africa,
10 members

Roots CC

Asia,
7 members

Nur Damai - Light of Peace CC

Southeast Asia and the Pacific,
9 members

Myittar Resource Foundation CC

Southeast Asia and the Pacific,
400 members

Spiritual Revival- Bulgaria

Europe,
22 members

Edamulackal URI CC

Asia,
7 members

Good Hope

Asia,
7 members

Global Family for Love and Peace CC

Multi-Region,
7 members

Building Better Society CC

Southeast Asia and the Pacific,
100 members

Amalumbo Community Trust

Africa,
10 members

Cosmopolitan CC

Asia,
7 members

Wisdom Circle Ministries

Multi-Region,
150 members

Jadara Interfaith Action CC

Middle East and North Africa,
8 members

Connecting the Dots

Africa,
7 members

Kaduna CC

Africa,
25 members

Rohini CC

Asia,
7 members

Haiti Interfaith Peace Initiative CC

Latin America and the Caribbean,
15 members

Sarvodaya Bundelkhand

Asia,
9 members

Sadbhawana Foundation

Asia,
100 members

Nasolo Cooperation Circle

Africa,
184 members

Education for Peace CC

Asia,
7 members

Grupo Inter-Religioso de Sào Paulo CC

Latin America and the Caribbean,
30 members

Lalitamba

North America,
7 members

Arise Kochi CC

Asia,
11 members

Arizona Faith Network

North America,
165 members

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URI Groups Sign Freedom of Religion Statement in Germany

In Germany, three URI Cooperation Circles have signed a statement that affirms freedom of religion.

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Europe Region

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January 25, 2017 5:30 PM

Still Relevant Today: Remembering the Holocaust

We must never forget the horrors of the Holocaust, as it is only by learning the lessons from the past that we can build a just, caring and better future.

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December 30, 2016 11:43 AM

Religions Celebrate Together in Pakistan

The URI Pakistan and Peace Center Lahore organized an Interfaith Christmas Celebration on the 18th of December at Peace Center in Lahore, Pakistan. Over 150 Christians, Muslims and Hindus participated.

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December 5, 2016 1:56 PM

The Weekly Shot: Interfaith Prayers at Standing Rock

A panoramic shot of the Oceti Sakowin Camp, the largest camp of Water Protectors at the Standing Rock reservation in North Dakota.

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The Weekly Shot

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December 5, 2016 9:41 AM

Standing Rock Day of Interfaith Prayer

Over the weekend, a URI delegation traveled to the Oceti Sakowin Camp, the largest camp of Water Protectors at Standing Rock, to deliver a collection of prayers and support from the worldwide URI community, and to participate in a Day of Interfaith Prayer on December 4. 

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December 2, 2016 12:56 PM

Good News from URI North India and Afghanistan

This newsletter includes: Cooperation Circle members speaking out against nuclear weapons, organizing youth leadership and engagement activities, leading blood donation drives, providing vocational training for girls' and women's equality, and much more.

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URI North India

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November 30, 2016 1:23 PM

Interfaith Education Conference in the Netherlands

It was a joy to join our colleagues in the Hague at a conference on Interfaith Education on November 18th.

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Kiran Bali

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November 11, 2016 8:22 AM

Where do we go from here

As we grapple with division and uncertainty, we ask: where do we go from here?

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November 2, 2016 4:52 PM

URI Europe Assembly in Belgium: A Story in Photos

See photos from the United Religions Initiative Europe Assembly in Damme, Belgium.

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October 13, 2016 5:30 PM

URI Europe Assembly

The URI Europe Assembly achieved many successes.

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