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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

A-CAUSE-TICS

Southeast Asia and the Pacific,
7 (seven) members

Dishari, Bangladesh CC

Asia,
35 members

Asia Culture House

Asia,
100 members

Evropress Club of Journalists

Europe,
27 members

Sarwadharm Vichar Manch

Asia,
7 members

Manila Muslim Christian Community Peacemakers, Inc.

Southeast Asia and the Pacific,
200 members

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

Africa,
40 members

Interfaith Youth Council

Southeast Asia and the Pacific,
22 members

Al-Karma-CIDT CC

Middle East and North Africa,
9 members

EKta Samaj Foundation

Asia,
7 members

Comunidade Tao Judaica De Verdade

Latin America and the Caribbean,
7 members

Youth for the Future

Middle East and North Africa,
7 members

Face to Face / Faith to Faith

Africa,
90 members

People for Peace CC

Multi-Region,
7 members

Kids4Peace International

Multi-Region,
1150 members

Sadbhawana Samiti

Asia,
9 members

Interfaith Forum For Peace Harmony And Solidarity

Southeast Asia and the Pacific,
35 members

Parwaaj CC

Asia,
10 members

Palestinian Association for Non Violent Communication

Middle East and North Africa,
7 members

Nasolo Cooperation Circle

Africa,
184 members

Japan Interfaith Council

Asia,
30 members

TOL’ART

Middle East and North Africa,
7 members

Sombor Educational Centre (SEC)

Europe,
17 members

BZN Silence Farm Metanoia

Europe,
15 members

Ahle Aman Society AASS CC

Asia,
8 members

Gujrat CC

Asia,
7 members

Jordan Seeds of Peace CC

Middle East and North Africa,
12 members

Atma Darshana-Yoga CC

Asia,
10 (ten) members

Charlotte Red Bench Garden

North America,
58 members

Global Compassion

Africa,
30 members

Light of Hope CC

Asia,
7 (seven) members

Wisdom Circle Ministries

Multi-Region,
150 members

Misericorde Association

Africa,
50 members

Interfaith Action for Community –IAC

Southeast Asia and the Pacific,
20 members

Círculo de Encuentro Interreligioso Montevideo

Latin America and the Caribbean,
7 members

Global Youth Movement – GYM

Multi-Region,
150 members

Aflaiai (Eterno)

Latin America and the Caribbean,
8 members

Radio Tram

Multi-Region,
32 members

Suchetana CC

Asia,
13 members

Asian Resource Foundation CC

Southeast Asia and the Pacific,
1000 members

Cosmic Community Centre CC

Asia,
35 members

Ex Conselheiras e Conselheiros da URI Global Regiao ALC

Latin America and the Caribbean,
8 members

Satsang Research Center

Asia,
21 members

Saksham

Asia,
8 members

Giving Without Borders

Middle East and North Africa,
7 members

1GOD.com

Southeast Asia and the Pacific,
8 members

Joy Foundation

Asia,
45 members

Chapomoka CC

Africa,
11 members

Connecting the Dots

Africa,
7 members

Larsa

Middle East and North Africa,
9 members

SYNC for Harmony

Multi-Region,
7 members

Global Peace Tourism

Asia,
500 members

Soweto East Initiative

Africa,
13 members

Youth For Development, Cameroon

Africa,
30 members

La Villa de Arcilla

Multi-Region,
9 members

ANT-Hiroshima

Asia,
100 members

Amalumbo Community Trust

Africa,
10 members

Bright Future CC

Asia,
10 members

Jerusalem Peacemakers CC

Middle East and North Africa,
7 members

Afrikayyah Interfaith Council

Multi-Region,
18 members

Spark of Light CC-Dhaka

Asia,
10 members

EcoPeace/Friends of the Earth Middle East Cooperation Circle

Middle East and North Africa,
100+ members

The Interfaith Center for Sustainable Development (ICSD)

Middle East and North Africa,
15 members

Youth Today Foundation CC

Africa,
7 members

Building Better Society CC

Southeast Asia and the Pacific,
100 members

African Youth Peace Initiatives

Africa,
175 members

Interfaith Cooperation Circle of Kaua’i

North America,
16 members

URI Youth Aotearoa

Southeast Asia and the Pacific,
10 members

Arizona Faith Network

North America,
165 members

Círculo de Cooperação URI Goiás

Latin America and the Caribbean,
22 members

Salam Shabab CC

Middle East and North Africa,
40 members

Greater Concord Interfaith Council

North America,
30 members

Faces of Peace Kenya

Africa,
30 members

Chigumula CC

Africa,
10 members

The Voices of Peace CC

Middle East and North Africa,
12 members

The Quiet Voice

Africa,
10 members

Regeneration

Middle East and North Africa,
10 members

Change Mind Change Future

Africa,
54 members

Kashmir Valley CC

Asia,
7 members

Makers of Hope

Middle East and North Africa,
9 members

Sun Devils Are Better Together (SUNDABT)

North America,
50 members

Abbey of Hope

North America,
180 members

The World Religion and Tolerance Group

North America,
25 members

Golden Women Vision in Uganda

Africa,
84 members

Advocates For Grassroots Inter-Religious Cooperation

Southeast Asia and the Pacific,
10 members

URI Anjilithanam Kerala CC

Asia,
9 members

Circle of Healers CC

Multi-Region,
32 members

INSANIYAT CC

Asia,
7 members

Janseva Pratishthan, Vita

Asia,
11 members

CARAVAN

Multi-Region,
300 members

Youth of Peace, Yemen

Middle East and North Africa,
12 members

Volunteering for Peace CC

Middle East and North Africa,
95 members

United For Peace DRC CC

Africa,
10 members

Zero Limits CC

Asia,
35 members

Multifaith Advisory and Action Group - MAAG

Southeast Asia and the Pacific,
46 members

Palestinian Peace Club CC

Middle East and North Africa,
8 members

Samaanta CC

Asia,
8 members

Souharda CC, Joypurhat

Asia,
10 members

Albadiya for Intercultural Dialogue Initiative (AIDI)

Middle East and North Africa,
7 (seven) members

Msu-Iit Youth Chain Of Peace - MYCoP

Southeast Asia and the Pacific,
10 members

Alliance For Development (AFODE)

Africa,
250 members

Sarvodaya Shanti Sena CC

Asia,
50 members

Dwarka Peace Society

Asia,
7 members

PathWays for Diversity Education Inc.

Southeast Asia and the Pacific,
12 members

URI-Child and Youth Education Organization (Cyeo)

Southeast Asia and the Pacific,
20 members

Springtide Opus CC

Asia,
11 members

Paras Welfare Foundation

Asia,
7 members

Stronger Together Across Traditions

North America,
12 members

World Kindness Liberia

Africa,
12 members

Fire Women Association

Africa,
60 members

The Palestinian Peace Society CC

Middle East and North Africa,
250 members

De la UNIDAD, la Reconciliación y la Sanación

Latin America and the Caribbean,
12 members

YouthLEAD Africa

Africa,
8 members

The Oracle Institute

North America,
17 members

Pamoja Cooperation Circle

Africa,
17 members

Círculo Latinoamericano de Músicos

Latin America and the Caribbean,
20 members

UNIFY

Multi-Region,
1500 members

URI-Burundi

Africa,
12 members

Dialogue for Peace

Middle East and North Africa,
7 members

Bridge of Peace CC

Asia,
12 members

Neeleswaram CC

Asia,
10 (ten) members

Religion Pour La Paix - Benin

Africa,
10 members

Blantyre CC

Africa,
28 members

Cultural Infusion CC

Southeast Asia and the Pacific,
10 members

Youths for Peace CC

Africa,
7 members

Gilvah

Africa,
7 members

Muslim-Christian Peacemakers’ Association of Tala CC

Southeast Asia and the Pacific,
17 members

Just Vision CC

North America,
9 members

Wiregrass Spiritual Enrichment Center CC

North America,
11 members

Prafull Oorja

Multi-Region,
18 members

Interfaith Peace Building on Natural Resources Management

Southeast Asia and the Pacific,
15 members

Wasatia CC

Middle East and North Africa,
300 members

Myittar Resource Foundation CC

Southeast Asia and the Pacific,
400 members

Maia Earth Village

Southeast Asia and the Pacific,
11 members

Arizona Interfaith Movement

North America,
112 members

St. Goretti CC

Asia,
105 members

The Hope Flowers School CC

Middle East and North Africa,
10 members

University of Rochester Interfaith Chapel

North America,
600-800 members

URI - The Gambia CC

Africa,
13 members

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

Middle East and North Africa,
7 (seven) members

Council of Religions- Mauritius

Africa,
18 members

Youth for New World

Middle East and North Africa,
9 members

Impart Liberia

Africa,
25 members

Powdikkonam CC Trivandrum

Asia,
25 members

Pakigdait, Inc. CC

Southeast Asia and the Pacific,
12 members

Council of Arakhna (elders) and Wise in Egypt

Middle East and North Africa,
3000 members

Prayas Juvenile Aid Centre

Asia,
20 members

Harijan Sewak Sangh CC

Asia,
7 members

The SULHA Peace Project CC

Middle East and North Africa,
12 members

Onkar Academy

Asia,
7 (seven) members

Caminhos da Terra

Latin America and the Caribbean,
8 members

Sadbhawana Foundation

Asia,
100 members

Egyptian Interfaith Association CC

Middle East and North Africa,
10 members

Sanabel Tounsia

Middle East and North Africa,
1000 members

Mandala Earth Story Project

Multi-Region,
10 members

Vidyasagar Society

Asia,
101 members

Heartbeat: Jerusalem CC

Middle East and North Africa,
8 members

Body and Soul Development CC

Africa,
11 members

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December 21, 2016 11:25 AM

URI Really Means Something and So Do I

Early in URI’s formation, a conference participant spoke emotionally, “URI really means something and so do I.”

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Sally Mahé

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December 19, 2016 12:33 PM

The Weekly Shot: Interfaith Candle Lighting Ceremony

One year ago, URI hosted an interfaith celebration at St. Gregory of Nyssa Episcopal Church in San Francisco, California, USA, bringing together groups from different religious traditions and cultural performers.

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December 16, 2016 6:13 PM

Kiran Bali MBE JP Presented with British Community Honours Award

Kiran Bali MBE JP was presented with the British Community Honours Award in the presence of Lords and dignitaries at the House of Lords.

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Kiran Bali

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December 16, 2016 4:30 PM

Coalition of URI Cooperation Circles Recognized for Raising Awareness About the Plight of Yezidis and Assyrians

The “Save Us From Genocide” (SUFG) and Beyond Genocide campaigns have been selected to receive a United Nations Association (UNA) Global Citizen Award.

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December 16, 2016 2:43 PM

Sharing URI Europe's December Proverb

In the darkest night shine the brightest stars.

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Europe Region

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December 15, 2016 2:09 PM

URI-North India Working to End Violence Against Women

The National Consultation on Effective Communication and Intervention Strategies to Prevent and End Violence against Women in India organized by WISCOMP (Women in Security, Conflict Management and Peace)

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Subhi Dhupar

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December 13, 2016 11:47 AM

URI at Standing Rock

The struggle at Standing Rock Native American Reservation, in North Dakota in the United States, encompasses many of the same issues that those in the URI community struggle to overcome every day.

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December 13, 2016 4:40 AM

May Peace Prevail on Earth - The CBS Interfaith Special

A Timeless and a Timely Classic for the Holiday Season:  "May Peace Prevail on Earth - The CBS Interfaith Special."

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December 12, 2016 9:24 AM

The Weekly Shot: Shalom Ghana Group Co-Operative

Taking advantage of URI’s global network, two Cooperation Circles have connected to better serve their communities. 

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The Weekly Shot

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December 9, 2016 5:21 PM

The Cultural Kitchen is a Strong Example

The Cultural Kitchen is a strong example of how women everywhere can help empower one another, provide opportunities, learning and build community with one another.

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Katherine Hreib

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