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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

Msu-Iit Youth Chain Of Peace - MYCoP

Southeast Asia and the Pacific,
10 members

Abbey of Hope

North America,
180 members

Comunidade Tao Judaica De Verdade

Latin America and the Caribbean,
7 members

Youth for New World

Middle East and North Africa,
9 members

EcoPeace/Friends of the Earth Middle East Cooperation Circle

Middle East and North Africa,
100+ members

Souharda CC, Joypurhat

Asia,
10 members

1GOD.com

Southeast Asia and the Pacific,
8 members

Interfaith Peace Building on Natural Resources Management

Southeast Asia and the Pacific,
15 members

Youth Today Foundation CC

Africa,
7 members

Misericorde Association

Africa,
50 members

University of Rochester Interfaith Chapel

North America,
600-800 members

Youths for Peace CC

Africa,
7 members

A-CAUSE-TICS

Southeast Asia and the Pacific,
7 (seven) members

Springtide Opus CC

Asia,
11 members

The Hope Flowers School CC

Middle East and North Africa,
10 members

Alliance For Development (AFODE)

Africa,
250 members

The Oracle Institute

North America,
17 members

Albadiya for Intercultural Dialogue Initiative (AIDI)

Middle East and North Africa,
7 (seven) members

Blantyre CC

Africa,
28 members

Nasolo Cooperation Circle

Africa,
184 members

Kakatiya Cooperation Circle

Asia,
7 members

Mandala Earth Story Project

Multi-Region,
10 members

UNIFY

Multi-Region,
1500 members

Council of Religions- Mauritius

Africa,
18 members

Stronger Together Across Traditions

North America,
12 members

Myittar Resource Foundation CC

Southeast Asia and the Pacific,
400 members

Samaanta CC

Asia,
8 members

SYNC for Harmony

Multi-Region,
7 members

Bright Future CC

Asia,
10 members

URI - The Gambia CC

Africa,
13 members

Sombor Educational Centre (SEC)

Europe,
17 members

Impart Liberia

Africa,
25 members

PathWays for Diversity Education Inc.

Southeast Asia and the Pacific,
12 members

Muslim-Christian Peacemakers’ Association of Tala CC

Southeast Asia and the Pacific,
17 members

Global Youth Movement – GYM

Multi-Region,
150 members

Asia Culture House

Asia,
100 members

Atma Darshana-Yoga CC

Asia,
10 (ten) members

Ex Conselheiras e Conselheiros da URI Global Regiao ALC

Latin America and the Caribbean,
8 members

Building Better Society CC

Southeast Asia and the Pacific,
100 members

Manila Muslim Christian Community Peacemakers, Inc.

Southeast Asia and the Pacific,
200 members

Afrikayyah Interfaith Council

Multi-Region,
18 members

Golden Women Vision in Uganda

Africa,
84 members

Global Compassion

Africa,
30 members

Cultural Infusion CC

Southeast Asia and the Pacific,
10 members

Jerusalem Peacemakers CC

Middle East and North Africa,
7 members

Círculo de Cooperação URI Goiás

Latin America and the Caribbean,
22 members

Charlotte Red Bench Garden

North America,
58 members

Interfaith Youth Council

Southeast Asia and the Pacific,
22 members

Pamoja Cooperation Circle

Africa,
17 members

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

Africa,
40 members

Youth of Peace, Yemen

Middle East and North Africa,
12 members

African Youth Peace Initiatives

Africa,
175 members

Interfaith Action for Community –IAC

Southeast Asia and the Pacific,
20 members

Hope for Palestinian Kids

Middle East and North Africa,
12 members

The Quiet Voice

Africa,
10 members

Círculo Latinoamericano de Músicos

Latin America and the Caribbean,
20 members

The SULHA Peace Project CC

Middle East and North Africa,
12 members

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

Middle East and North Africa,
7 (seven) members

Dwarka Peace Society

Asia,
7 members

Voices of Humanity

Multi-Region,
15 members

Evropress Club of Journalists

Europe,
27 members

Chigumula CC

Africa,
10 members

Japan Interfaith Council

Asia,
30 members

Face to Face / Faith to Faith

Africa,
90 members

Helping Hands CC

Asia,
18 members

Youth For Development, Cameroon

Africa,
30 members

Swapna Bastabe

Asia,
24 members

Kashmir Valley CC

Asia,
7 members

Light of Hope CC

Asia,
7 (seven) members

Wisdom Circle Ministries

Multi-Region,
150 members

Prafull Oorja

Multi-Region,
18 members

Gujrat CC

Asia,
7 members

URI Anjilithanam Kerala CC

Asia,
9 members

Advocates For Grassroots Inter-Religious Cooperation

Southeast Asia and the Pacific,
10 members

Religion Pour La Paix - Benin

Africa,
10 members

Body and Soul Development CC

Africa,
11 members

Vidyasagar Society

Asia,
101 members

Salam Shabab CC

Middle East and North Africa,
40 members

Arizona Faith Network

North America,
165 members

Palestinian Association for Non Violent Communication

Middle East and North Africa,
7 members

Pakigdait, Inc. CC

Southeast Asia and the Pacific,
12 members

TOL’ART

Middle East and North Africa,
7 members

The Voices of Peace CC

Middle East and North Africa,
12 members

Spark of Light CC-Dhaka

Asia,
10 members

Satsang Research Center

Asia,
21 members

Zero Limits CC

Asia,
35 members

Kids4Peace International

Multi-Region,
1150 members

Fire Women Association

Africa,
60 members

Parwaaj CC

Asia,
10 members

Youth for the Future

Middle East and North Africa,
7 members

Chapomoka CC

Africa,
11 members

Interfaith Cooperation Circle of Kaua’i

North America,
16 members

Jordan Seeds of Peace CC

Middle East and North Africa,
12 members

United For Peace DRC CC

Africa,
10 members

INSANIYAT CC

Asia,
7 members

Gilvah

Africa,
7 members

Onkar Academy

Asia,
7 (seven) members

Joy Foundation

Asia,
45 members

Sun Devils Are Better Together (SUNDABT)

North America,
50 members

Paras Welfare Foundation

Asia,
7 members

ANT-Hiroshima

Asia,
100 members

Sanabel Tounsia

Middle East and North Africa,
1000 members

YouthLEAD Africa

Africa,
8 members

Wasatia CC

Middle East and North Africa,
300 members

Dishari, Bangladesh CC

Asia,
35 members

Egyptian Interfaith Association CC

Middle East and North Africa,
10 members

Greater Concord Interfaith Council

North America,
30 members

Circle of Healers CC

Multi-Region,
32 members

Bridge of Peace CC

Asia,
12 members

Giving Without Borders

Middle East and North Africa,
7 members

Cosmic Community Centre CC

Asia,
35 members

De la UNIDAD, la Reconciliación y la Sanación

Latin America and the Caribbean,
12 members

Heartbeat: Jerusalem CC

Middle East and North Africa,
8 members

URI-Burundi

Africa,
12 members

Janseva Pratishthan, Vita

Asia,
11 members

Ahle Aman Society AASS CC

Asia,
8 members

Radio Tram

Multi-Region,
32 members

World Kindness Liberia

Africa,
12 members

Council of Arakhna (elders) and Wise in Egypt

Middle East and North Africa,
3000 members

Interfaith Community of Lower Bucks

North America,
12 members

Connecting the Dots

Africa,
7 members

Makers of Hope

Middle East and North Africa,
9 members

Harijan Sewak Sangh CC

Asia,
7 members

Amalumbo Community Trust

Africa,
10 members

The Interfaith Center for Sustainable Development (ICSD)

Middle East and North Africa,
15 members

Powdikkonam CC Trivandrum

Asia,
25 members

Sadbhawana Samiti

Asia,
9 members

Dialogue for Peace

Middle East and North Africa,
7 members

CARAVAN

Multi-Region,
300 members

Sarvodaya Shanti Sena CC

Asia,
50 members

Aflaiai (Eterno)

Latin America and the Caribbean,
8 members

St. Goretti CC

Asia,
105 members

EKta Samaj Foundation

Asia,
7 members

Suchetana CC

Asia,
13 members

The Palestinian Peace Society CC

Middle East and North Africa,
250 members

The World Religion and Tolerance Group

North America,
25 members

Al-Karma-CIDT CC

Middle East and North Africa,
9 members

URI-Child and Youth Education Organization (Cyeo)

Southeast Asia and the Pacific,
20 members

URI Youth Aotearoa

Southeast Asia and the Pacific,
10 members

Change Mind Change Future

Africa,
54 members

Asian Resource Foundation CC

Southeast Asia and the Pacific,
1000 members

Saksham

Asia,
8 members

House of Hilkiah Foundation

Africa,
15 members

Soweto East Initiative

Africa,
13 members

Wiregrass Spiritual Enrichment Center CC

North America,
11 members

Círculo de Encuentro Interreligioso Montevideo

Latin America and the Caribbean,
7 members

Volunteering for Peace CC

Middle East and North Africa,
95 members

Just Vision CC

North America,
9 members

Sister Nibedita Peace Circle

Asia,
70 members

BZN Silence Farm Metanoia

Europe,
15 members

Faces of Peace Kenya

Africa,
30 members

Arizona Interfaith Movement

North America,
112 members

Interfaith Forum For Peace Harmony And Solidarity

Southeast Asia and the Pacific,
35 members

Prayas Juvenile Aid Centre

Asia,
20 members

Multifaith Advisory and Action Group - MAAG

Southeast Asia and the Pacific,
46 members

Neeleswaram CC

Asia,
10 (ten) members

Larsa

Middle East and North Africa,
9 members

Sadbhawana Foundation

Asia,
100 members

Caminhos da Terra

Latin America and the Caribbean,
8 members

People for Peace CC

Multi-Region,
7 members

Palestinian Peace Club CC

Middle East and North Africa,
8 members

La Villa de Arcilla

Multi-Region,
9 members

Regeneration

Middle East and North Africa,
10 members

Sarwadharm Vichar Manch

Asia,
7 members

Maia Earth Village

Southeast Asia and the Pacific,
11 members

Global Peace Tourism

Asia,
500 members

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Read the complete transcript of the homily offered by The Right Rev. William E. Swing, URI President and Founder, and lifelong friend, at Bill Bowes' memorial service on February 6, 2017.

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January 12, 2017 6:21 PM

Sharing URI Europe's January Proverb

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January 12, 2017 5:13 PM

Remembering Huston Smith

We are so pleased to offer these reflections by URI’s Founding Executive Director Charles Gibbs remembering the life and work of interfaith pioneer Huston Smith, who passed away on December 30, 2016.

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January 9, 2017 9:01 AM

The Weekly Shot: Duruthu Poya

Duruthu Poya is celebrated on the first full moon of each year. The holiday celebrates Gautama Buddha’s first visit to Sri Lanka over 25 centuries ago, and honors Sri Lanka’s introduction to Buddhist teachings.

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January 2, 2017 9:01 AM

The Weekly Shot: Keeping Girls in School

Educating girls and their communities about female reproductive systems helps to keep female students in school alongside their male counterparts. 

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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 29, 2016 6:08 PM

70 Participants in Peace Vigil for Syria in Belgium

70 people gathered in Heroes' Square in Belgium for a solidarity campaign honoring the victims of the war in Syria.

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December 29, 2016 2:41 PM

Statement on a Culture of Peace and Nonviolence

As we dream and work together towards an Africa that is free from violent conflicts, we are confronted with challenges both old and new that demand moral strength, innovative ideas and unbroken determination to build sustainable peace through active nonviolent approaches.

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December 29, 2016 1:24 PM

The 2nd AU-Interfaith Dialogue Forum Declaration

The 2nd AU-Interfaith Dialogue Forum Declaration follows two days of deep reflections, deliberations, sharing of experiences and discussions on the way forward on the theme of the conference.

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December 29, 2016 11:47 AM

URI-Africa Participated in Meeting on the Promotion of a Peaceful Africa

URI-Africa participated at the consultation meeting on the “Promotion of Peaceful Africa” organized by All Africa Conference of Churches (AACC) in partnership with the African Union (AU) at Desmond Tutu Conference Centre in Nairobi.

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