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Peacebuilding and Conflict Transformation

URI was registered as a non-governmental organization (NGO) with the United Nations Department of Public Information in 2003, and received special consultative status with the UN Economic and Social Council in 2007. As a UN NGO, URI disseminates UN information to its members and helps catalyze grassroots action around UN issues and initiatives, such as the International Day of Peace.

URI Cooperation Circles work at every level, from influencing policymakers to disseminating information and training at the grassroots, to build peace, heal existing tensions, and prevent new conflicts.

They do this through:

  • speaking out against religious extremism,
  • providing alternatives for children who would otherwise be at risk for terrorist recruitment,
  • hosting safe spaces for diverse groups to enter into respectful discussion,
  • training peacemakers in conflict resolution techniques,
  • many more initiatives that aim to change the systems from which conflicts emerge, so future conflict does not recur.
Label: Featured Cooperation Circles

Youth for the Future

Middle East and North Africa,
7 members

Dishari, Bangladesh CC

Asia,
35 members

Samagra Vikash

Asia,
9 members

Just Vision CC

North America,
9 members

Interfaith Youth Council

Southeast Asia and the Pacific,
22 members

Religion Pour La Paix – Benin

Africa,
10 inst. members

Prayas Juvenile Aid Centre

Asia,
20 members

Giving Without Borders

Middle East and North Africa,
7 members

Larsa

Middle East and North Africa,
9 members

Roots CC

Asia,
7 members

Asian Resource Foundation CC

Southeast Asia and the Pacific,
1000 members

Voices from Iraq

Middle East and North Africa,
7 members

Women and Spirituality CC

Multi-Region,
26 members

Arizona Faith Network

North America,
165 members

INSANIYAT CC

Asia,
7 members

Wiregrass Spiritual Enrichment Center CC

North America,
11 members

Harijan Sewak Sangh CC

Asia,
7 members

Bridge of Peace CC

Asia,
12 members

Manila Muslim Christian Community Peacemakers, Inc.

Southeast Asia and the Pacific,
200 members

Thirikkannamangal URI CC

Asia,
10 members

Council of Arakhna (elders) and Wise in Egypt

Middle East and North Africa,
3000 members

Círculo de Cooperação URI Goiás

Latin America and the Caribbean,
22 members

Circle of Healers CC

Multi-Region,
32 members

EKta Samaj Foundation

Asia,
7 members

Maia Earth Village

Southeast Asia and the Pacific,
11 members

Joy Foundation

Asia,
45 members

Japan Interfaith Council

Asia,
30 members

Salam Shabab CC

Middle East and North Africa,
40 members

Roshini CC

Asia,
8 members

United Religions of Nairobi CC

Africa,
35 members

Prometra Uganda

Africa,
10 (ten) members

Light of Hope CC

Asia,
7 (seven) members

URI Poland

Europe,
7 members

Upasana CC

Asia,
12 members

Heartbeat: Jerusalem CC

Middle East and North Africa,
8 members

Samaj Joro Abhiyan CC

Asia,
8 members

Caminhos da Terra

Latin America and the Caribbean,
8 members

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

Middle East and North Africa,
7 (seven) members

Jordan Seeds of Peace CC

Middle East and North Africa,
12 members

Faces of Peace Kenya

Africa,
30 members

Pakigdait, Inc

Southeast Asia and the Pacific,
12 members

Zero Limits CC

Asia,
35 members

Global Compassion

Africa,
30 members

Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Ethics CC

North America,
12 members

Springtide Opus CC

Asia,
11 members

URI Berlin CC

Europe,
9 members

Multifaith Association of South Australia Inc.

Southeast Asia and the Pacific,
30 members

Fire Women Association

Africa,
60 members

Blantyre CC

Africa,
28 members

Interfaith Peace Building on Natural Resources Management

Southeast Asia and the Pacific,
15 members

African Youth Peace Initiatives

Africa,
175 members

Evropress Club of Journalists

Europe,
27 members

Muncie Interfaith Fellowship CC

North America,
23 members

Muslim-Christian Youth for Peace and Development CC

Southeast Asia and the Pacific,
50 members

Bright Future CC

Asia,
10 members

Youth of Peace, Yemen

Middle East and North Africa,
12 members

De la UNIDAD, la Reconciliación y la Sanación

Latin America and the Caribbean,
12 members

United for Palestine

Middle East and North Africa,
8 members

Misericorde Association

Africa,
50 (fifty) members

Millat Congregation CC

Asia,
9 members

Egyptian Interfaith Association CC

Middle East and North Africa,
10 members

Palestinian Association for Non Violent Communication

Middle East and North Africa,
7 members

Rural Development Society CC

Asia,
21 members

Wisdom Circle Ministries

Multi-Region,
150 members

Cosmic Community Centre CC

Asia,
35 members

Sarwadharm Vichar Manch

Asia,
7 members

Worldwide Forgiveness Alliance CC

North America,
65 members

CARAVAN

Multi-Region,
300 members

Face to Face / Faith to Faith

Africa,
90 members

United Muslim & Christian Peacemakers SEA-K Assn CC

Southeast Asia and the Pacific,
20 members

The Youth With A Vision

Africa,
49 members

Youth Partners for Development and Peace CC

Southeast Asia and the Pacific,
13 members

Sombor Educational Centre (SEC)

Europe,
17 members

The Abrahamic Reunion CC

Middle East and North Africa,
15 members

Charlotte Red Bench Garden

North America,
58 members

Samaanta CC

Asia,
8 members

Onkar Academy

Asia,
7 (seven) members

PathWays for Diversity Education Inc.

Southeast Asia and the Pacific,
12 members

Atma Darshana-Yoga CC

Asia,
10 (ten) members

Youth Center for Development

Southeast Asia and the Pacific,
20 (twenty) members

Sanabel Tounsia

Middle East and North Africa,
1000 members

Misiones Unidas CC

Latin America and the Caribbean,
9 members

SYNC for Harmony

Multi-Region,
7 members

Satsang Research Center

Asia,
21 members

Dwarka Peace Society

Asia,
7 members

Youth For Development

Africa,
30 members

Paz Mozambique

Africa,
7 members

Albadiya for Intercultural Dialogue Initiative (AIDI)

Middle East and North Africa,
7 (seven) members

ANT-Hiroshima

Asia,
100 members

Comunidade Tao Judaica De Verdade

Latin America and the Caribbean,
7 members

Kids4Peace International

Multi-Region,
1150 members

Nasolo Cooperation Circle

Africa,
184 members

UNIFY

Multi-Region,
1500 members

Impart Liberia

Africa,
25 members

The Interfaith Observer (TIO)

Multi-Region,
7 members

Rohini CC

Asia,
7 members

Sun Devils Are Better Together (SUNDABT)

North America,
50 members

Gujrat CC

Asia,
7 members

URI Global Youth CC

Multi-Region,
508 members

Soweto East Initiative

Africa,
13 members

The Oracle Institute

North America,
17 members

Undugu Family Hope Kibera

Africa,
30 members

Surya Thejas CC

Asia,
20 members

Council of Religions- Mauritius

Africa,
18 members

Mid-Hudson Valley CC

North America,
18 members

Makers of Hope

Middle East and North Africa,
9 members

Asia Culture House

Asia,
100 members

Interfaith Cooperation Circle of Kaua’i

North America,
16 members

Change Mind Change Future

Africa,
54 members

We are Palestine CC

Middle East and North Africa,
10 members

Pamoja CC

Africa,
17 members

Peace Kawomera Coop LTD CC

Africa,
1000 members

World Kindness Liberia

Africa,
12 members

MEPEACE.org - Network for Peace CC

Middle East and North Africa,
over 3700 members

URI-Burundi

Africa,
12 members

Powdikkonam CC Trivandrum

Asia,
25 members

Ex Conselheiras e Conselheiros da URI Global Regiao ALC

Latin America and the Caribbean,
8 members

Ahle Aman Society AASS CC

Asia,
8 members

University of Rochester Interfaith Chapel

North America,
600-800 members

The Everest Peace Project CC

Multi-Region,
11 members

Gilvah

Africa,
7 members

Body and Soul Development CC

Africa,
11 members

Aflaiai (Eterno)

Latin America and the Caribbean,
8 members

Connecting the Dots

Africa,
7 members

Neeleswaram CC

Asia,
10 (ten) members

Parwaaj CC

Asia,
10 members

Interfaith Action for Community –IAC

Southeast Asia and the Pacific,
20 members

Red Nacional De Educadores Agrarios Del Paraguay

Latin America and the Caribbean,
700 members

Chigumula CC

Africa,
10 members

Sadbhawana Samiti

Asia,
9 members

Jerusalem Peacemakers CC

Middle East and North Africa,
7 members

Global Peace Tourism

Asia,
500 members

Alliance For Development (AFODE)

Africa,
250 members

Al-Karma-CIDT CC

Middle East and North Africa,
9 members

Arizona Interfaith Movement

North America,
112 members

Prafull Oorja

Multi-Region,
18 members

The Quiet Voice

Africa,
10 members

Lalitamba Mandiram

North America,
7 members

1GOD.com

Southeast Asia and the Pacific,
8 members

A-CAUSE-TICS

Southeast Asia and the Pacific,
7 (seven) members

YouthLEAD Africa

Africa,
8 members

Prolife Interfaith Kenya

Africa,
330 members

Chapomoka CC

Africa,
11 members

Amalumbo Community Trust

Africa,
10 members

Sadbhawana Foundation

Asia,
100 members

The Diversity of Becoming One

Middle East and North Africa,
7 members

TOL’ART

Middle East and North Africa,
7 members

Pashchim Vihar CC

Asia,
8 members

The World Religion and Tolerance Group

North America,
25 members

Dialogue for Peace

Middle East and North Africa,
7 members

Abbey of Hope

North America,
180 members

Marawaka CC

Latin America and the Caribbean,
7 members

Golden Women Vision in Uganda

Africa,
84 members

Cultural Infusion CC

Southeast Asia and the Pacific,
10 members

EcoPeace/Friends of the Earth Middle East Cooperation Circle

Middle East and North Africa,
100+ members

Kashmir Valley CC

Asia,
7 members

The Big Brother Society-BBS

Africa,
17 members

Saksham

Asia,
8 members

BZN Silence Farm Metanoia

Europe,
15 members

Mandala Earth Story Project

Multi-Region,
10 members

Volunteering for Peace CC

Middle East and North Africa,
95 members

Unity and Diversity World Council CC

North America,
100 members

Vidyasagar Society

Asia,
101 members

Afrikayyah Interfaith Council

Multi-Region,
18 members

URI Youth Aotearoa

Southeast Asia and the Pacific,
10 members

Rainbow CC

Asia,
50 members

A.S.R.E.F.L.U. CC

Africa,
40 members

URI Aarhus CC

Europe,
8 members

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