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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

The Hope Flowers School CC

Middle East and North Africa,
10 members

Círculo de Encuentro Interreligioso Montevideo

Latin America and the Caribbean,
7 members

Egyptian Interfaith Association CC

Middle East and North Africa,
10 members

URI Youth Aotearoa

Southeast Asia and the Pacific,
10 members

The SULHA Peace Project CC

Middle East and North Africa,
12 members

Kids4Peace International

Multi-Region,
1150 members

Interfaith Peace Building on Natural Resources Management

Southeast Asia and the Pacific,
15 members

Global Youth Movement – GYM

Multi-Region,
150 members

La Villa de Arcilla

Multi-Region,
9 members

Larsa

Middle East and North Africa,
9 members

Bright Future CC

Asia,
10 members

BZN Silence Farm Metanoia

Europe,
15 members

Zero Limits CC

Asia,
35 members

Youth for New World

Middle East and North Africa,
9 members

Building Better Society CC

Southeast Asia and the Pacific,
100 members

Change Mind Change Future

Africa,
54 members

Powdikkonam CC Trivandrum

Asia,
25 members

Muslim-Christian Peacemakers’ Association of Tala CC

Southeast Asia and the Pacific,
17 members

Abbey of Hope

North America,
180 members

Salam Shabab CC

Middle East and North Africa,
40 members

Sadbhawana Samiti

Asia,
9 members

Global Compassion

Africa,
30 members

Interfaith Action for Community –IAC

Southeast Asia and the Pacific,
20 members

Palestinian Association for Non Violent Communication

Middle East and North Africa,
7 members

The Quiet Voice

Africa,
10 members

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

Africa,
40 members

United For Peace DRC CC

Africa,
10 members

Círculo Latinoamericano de Músicos

Latin America and the Caribbean,
20 members

Gujrat CC

Asia,
7 members

Msu-Iit Youth Chain Of Peace - MYCoP

Southeast Asia and the Pacific,
10 members

Charlotte Red Bench Garden

North America,
58 members

Pakigdait, Inc. CC

Southeast Asia and the Pacific,
12 members

Interfaith Youth Council

Southeast Asia and the Pacific,
22 members

Sombor Educational Centre (SEC)

Europe,
17 members

PathWays for Diversity Education Inc.

Southeast Asia and the Pacific,
12 members

Golden Women Vision in Uganda

Africa,
84 members

Fire Women Association

Africa,
60 members

Dwarka Peace Society

Asia,
7 members

URI-Child and Youth Education Organization (Cyeo)

Southeast Asia and the Pacific,
20 members

Chapomoka CC

Africa,
11 members

Prafull Oorja

Multi-Region,
18 members

Dishari, Bangladesh CC

Asia,
35 members

Stronger Together Across Traditions

North America,
12 members

Impart Liberia

Africa,
25 members

Connecting the Dots

Africa,
7 members

Janseva Pratishthan, Vita

Asia,
11 members

African Youth Peace Initiatives

Africa,
175 members

Atma Darshana-Yoga CC

Asia,
10 (ten) members

Alliance For Development (AFODE)

Africa,
250 members

Prayas Juvenile Aid Centre

Asia,
20 members

Council of Arakhna (elders) and Wise in Egypt

Middle East and North Africa,
3000 members

Wasatia CC

Middle East and North Africa,
300 members

Asian Resource Foundation CC

Southeast Asia and the Pacific,
1000 members

Parwaaj CC

Asia,
10 members

Heartbeat: Jerusalem CC

Middle East and North Africa,
8 members

Wiregrass Spiritual Enrichment Center CC

North America,
11 members

Amalumbo Community Trust

Africa,
10 members

Jordan Seeds of Peace CC

Middle East and North Africa,
12 members

Volunteering for Peace CC

Middle East and North Africa,
95 members

URI - The Gambia CC

Africa,
13 members

Manila Muslim Christian Community Peacemakers, Inc.

Southeast Asia and the Pacific,
200 members

Regeneration

Middle East and North Africa,
10 members

Vidyasagar Society

Asia,
101 members

The Voices of Peace CC

Middle East and North Africa,
12 members

Evropress Club of Journalists

Europe,
27 members

Wisdom Circle Ministries

Multi-Region,
150 members

Neeleswaram CC

Asia,
10 (ten) members

St. Goretti CC

Asia,
105 members

Circle of Healers CC

Multi-Region,
32 members

Body and Soul Development CC

Africa,
11 members

Souharda CC, Joypurhat

Asia,
10 members

The Interfaith Center for Sustainable Development (ICSD)

Middle East and North Africa,
15 members

EcoPeace/Friends of the Earth Middle East Cooperation Circle

Middle East and North Africa,
100+ members

Sanabel Tounsia

Middle East and North Africa,
1000 members

Caminhos da Terra

Latin America and the Caribbean,
8 members

Pamoja Cooperation Circle

Africa,
17 members

Cultural Infusion CC

Southeast Asia and the Pacific,
10 members

UNIFY

Multi-Region,
1500 members

Advocates For Grassroots Inter-Religious Cooperation

Southeast Asia and the Pacific,
10 members

Harijan Sewak Sangh CC

Asia,
7 members

Gilvah

Africa,
7 members

Face to Face / Faith to Faith

Africa,
90 members

Bridge of Peace CC

Asia,
12 members

The World Religion and Tolerance Group

North America,
25 members

Chigumula CC

Africa,
10 members

Afrikayyah Interfaith Council

Multi-Region,
18 members

Suchetana CC

Asia,
13 members

URI Anjilithanam Kerala CC

Asia,
9 members

Ahle Aman Society AASS CC

Asia,
8 members

Youth For Development, Cameroon

Africa,
30 members

Maia Earth Village

Southeast Asia and the Pacific,
11 members

Arizona Interfaith Movement

North America,
112 members

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

Middle East and North Africa,
7 (seven) members

Joy Foundation

Asia,
45 members

Makers of Hope

Middle East and North Africa,
9 members

Albadiya for Intercultural Dialogue Initiative (AIDI)

Middle East and North Africa,
7 (seven) members

1GOD.com

Southeast Asia and the Pacific,
8 members

Giving Without Borders

Middle East and North Africa,
7 members

Soweto East Initiative

Africa,
13 members

Mandala Earth Story Project

Multi-Region,
10 members

Religion Pour La Paix - Benin

Africa,
10 members

Greater Concord Interfaith Council

North America,
30 members

Onkar Academy

Asia,
7 (seven) members

Japan Interfaith Council

Asia,
30 members

Sun Devils Are Better Together (SUNDABT)

North America,
50 members

Interfaith Cooperation Circle of Kaua’i

North America,
16 members

URI-Burundi

Africa,
12 members

Myittar Resource Foundation CC

Southeast Asia and the Pacific,
400 members

Jerusalem Peacemakers CC

Middle East and North Africa,
7 members

Sadbhawana Foundation

Asia,
100 members

Springtide Opus CC

Asia,
11 members

Misericorde Association

Africa,
50 members

Interfaith Forum For Peace Harmony And Solidarity

Southeast Asia and the Pacific,
35 members

Youths for Peace CC

Africa,
7 members

Dialogue for Peace

Middle East and North Africa,
7 members

Just Vision CC

North America,
9 members

Sarvodaya Shanti Sena CC

Asia,
50 members

University of Rochester Interfaith Chapel

North America,
600-800 members

Blantyre CC

Africa,
28 members

Palestinian Peace Club CC

Middle East and North Africa,
8 members

Cosmic Community Centre CC

Asia,
35 members

Satsang Research Center

Asia,
21 members

Multifaith Advisory and Action Group - MAAG

Southeast Asia and the Pacific,
46 members

Spark of Light CC-Dhaka

Asia,
10 members

Paras Welfare Foundation

Asia,
7 members

Light of Hope CC

Asia,
7 (seven) members

TOL’ART

Middle East and North Africa,
7 members

EKta Samaj Foundation

Asia,
7 members

The Palestinian Peace Society CC

Middle East and North Africa,
250 members

A-CAUSE-TICS

Southeast Asia and the Pacific,
7 (seven) members

Asia Culture House

Asia,
100 members

Samaanta CC

Asia,
8 members

Nasolo Cooperation Circle

Africa,
184 members

Comunidade Tao Judaica De Verdade

Latin America and the Caribbean,
7 members

De la UNIDAD, la Reconciliación y la Sanación

Latin America and the Caribbean,
12 members

Arizona Faith Network

North America,
165 members

Youth for the Future

Middle East and North Africa,
7 members

Global Peace Tourism

Asia,
500 members

Youth of Peace, Yemen

Middle East and North Africa,
12 members

ANT-Hiroshima

Asia,
100 members

People for Peace CC

Multi-Region,
7 members

Saksham

Asia,
8 members

Council of Religions- Mauritius

Africa,
18 members

Ex Conselheiras e Conselheiros da URI Global Regiao ALC

Latin America and the Caribbean,
8 members

The Oracle Institute

North America,
17 members

Kashmir Valley CC

Asia,
7 members

Faces of Peace Kenya

Africa,
30 members

YouthLEAD Africa

Africa,
8 members

INSANIYAT CC

Asia,
7 members

Círculo de Cooperação URI Goiás

Latin America and the Caribbean,
22 members

Al-Karma-CIDT CC

Middle East and North Africa,
9 members

World Kindness Liberia

Africa,
12 members

Sarwadharm Vichar Manch

Asia,
7 members

SYNC for Harmony

Multi-Region,
7 members

Youth Today Foundation CC

Africa,
7 members

Aflaiai (Eterno)

Latin America and the Caribbean,
8 members

CARAVAN

Multi-Region,
300 members

Radio Tram

Multi-Region,
32 members

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December 9, 2016 4:32 PM

What I Learned About Movement and Stillness at Standing Rock

It is a place held by the Oceti Sakowin people and, as a visitor to the camp, I am here in service to them. In this place that they have molded, resistance is ceremony and prayer, and everything happens in a circle.

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Sari Heidenreich

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December 9, 2016 3:45 PM

Praying Our Way Towards Justice at Standing Rock

This past weekend may prove to be pivotal, not just for Standing Rock but possibly for indigenous and environmental movements worldwide.

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Frederica Helmiere

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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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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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URI News Desk

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December 4, 2016 7:39 PM

Press Release: URI Delegation to Join Standing Rock for Interfaith Prayer

A delegation from URI will travel to Oceti Sakowin Camp at Standing Rock to join hundreds of people of faith for an Interfaith Day of Prayer on Dec 4.

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URI News Desk

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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 29, 2016 6:18 PM

Why It Is Important to Support URI

Dr. Enoé Texier, Regional Coordinator for the URI Latin America and the Caribbean region, shares her insights about why it is so important for donors and other friends of the organization to support the work URI does.

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Enoé Texier

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November 29, 2016 4:16 PM

URI-Africa and Peace One Day Sign Agreement to Promote Culture of Peace in Africa

United Religions Initiative - Africa and Peace One Day signed an agreement to further enhance the working partnership between the two organizations to promote a culture of peace in Africa.

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Mussie Hailu

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November 29, 2016 12:35 PM

The Weekly Shot: URI Europe Assembly

The United Religions Initiative Europe Assembly brought peacebuilders from around the Europe region together in Damme, Belgium.

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