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URI respects wisdom from voices of all generations, and prizes a diversity of ages in leadership positions. URI Cooperation Circles work towards equity and fair representation in intergenerational peacebuilding.

Some examples of this work include:

  • in Bosnia and Herzegovina, URI members coordinate volunteering projects for young people to help disadvantaged families in their communities;
  • in India, URI members run schools to educate children from all castes and cultures side by side;
  • in Germany, URI members pair volunteers with refugee children to ease their transition into their new homes;
  • in Korea, a URI youth camp gathers young peacemakers from around the world, with scholarships, on an annual basis; and
  • globally, URI Cooperation Circles connect youth from diverse backgrounds to bridge their differences, to grow as leaders, and to work together for the good of their communities and the world.
Label: Featured Cooperation Circles

Paras Welfare Foundation

Asia,
7 members

We Are Some

Middle East and North Africa,
7 members

Karol Bagh CC

Asia,
8 members

We are Palestine CC

Middle East and North Africa,
10 members

Youth for New World

Middle East and North Africa,
9 members

Unity for Peace Group CC

Asia,
25 members

SOS Jeunes

Africa,
25 members

Kharagpur Peace Circle CC

Asia,
14 members

Kids4Peace International

Multi-Region,
1150 members

Palestinian Youth for Peace CC

Middle East and North Africa,
51 members

Interfaith Action for Community –IAC

Southeast Asia and the Pacific,
20 members

Youth For Development, Cameroon

Africa,
30 members

Body and Soul Development CC

Africa,
11 members

Al-Karma-CIDT CC

Middle East and North Africa,
9 members

Prolife Interfaith Kenya

Africa,
330 members

One Belief Trust (OBT)

Asia,
7 members

Heartbeat: Jerusalem CC

Middle East and North Africa,
8 members

PathWays for Diversity Education Inc.

Southeast Asia and the Pacific,
12 members

Giving Without Borders

Middle East and North Africa,
7 members

Realities Beyond the Truth

Asia,
8 members

Karni CC

Asia,
8 members

Asia Culture House

Asia,
100 members

Kerala Kavya Kala Sahithy CC

Asia,
10 members

Escola Ntwananu Matola-RIO CC

Africa,
13 members

World P.L.A.Y. Movement

Southeast Asia and the Pacific,
7 members

Mahila Chetna Kendra CC

Asia,
8 members

Bright Future CC

Asia,
10 members

Joy Foundation

Asia,
45 members

Hands and Hearts Initiative

Africa,
9 (nine) members

Jordan Seeds of Peace CC

Middle East and North Africa,
12 members

Youth Today Foundation CC

Africa,
7 members

Salam Shabab CC

Middle East and North Africa,
40 members

Bridge Builders

Latin America and the Caribbean,
7 members

World Kindness Liberia

Africa,
12 members

Humanity Group CC

Middle East and North Africa,
23 members

Harijan Sewak Sangh CC

Asia,
7 members

Coexister

Europe,
7000 + members

Ibteda Foundation CC

Asia,
100 members

Sadbhawana Foundation

Asia,
100 members

The Youth With A Vision

Africa,
49 members

Neeleswaram CC

Asia,
10 (ten) members

Qewña Cooperation Circle

Latin America and the Caribbean,
17 members

Iraq Youth for Dialogue and Coexistence CC

Middle East and North Africa,
7 members

Sun Devils Are Better Together (SUNDABT)

North America,
50 members

Muslim-Christian Youth for Peace and Development CC

Southeast Asia and the Pacific,
50 members

EKta Samaj Foundation

Asia,
7 members

International Bill of Rights

Multi-Region,
8 members

Anandalok CC

Asia,
7 members

Janseva Pratishthan, Vita

Asia,
11 members

Change Mind Change Future

Africa,
54 members

Myittar Resource Foundation CC

Southeast Asia and the Pacific,
400 members

Fathima Public School CC

Asia,
20 members

Kathak Dharohar

Asia,
7 members

The Walk DC

North America,
9 members

Matindi CC

Africa,
40 members

Jordan Interfaith Action CC

Middle East and North Africa,
15 members

Global Youth Ambassadors CC

Multi-Region,
9 + members

Iran Youths for Peace and Inter-Religious Dialogue CC

Middle East and North Africa,
7 members

Khoyoot CC

Middle East and North Africa,
16 members

Anando CC

Asia,
11 members

Vision Young Mothers

Africa,
60 members

Value Laden Professional Circle (VLPC)

Southeast Asia and the Pacific,
77 members

Rainbow CC

Asia,
50 members

Dwarka Peace Society

Asia,
7 members

URI-Child and Youth Education Organization (Cyeo)

Southeast Asia and the Pacific,
20 members

First Drops

North America,
42 members

S.A.W.A. CC

Middle East and North Africa,
7 members

St. Goretti CC

Asia,
105 members

Saksham

Asia,
8 members

Allama Iqbal CC

Asia,
150 members

Onkar Academy

Asia,
7 (seven) members

Nasolo Cooperation Circle

Africa,
184 members

Impart Liberia

Africa,
25 members

The World Religion and Tolerance Group

North America,
25 members

Grupo Inter-Religioso de Sào Paulo CC

Latin America and the Caribbean,
30 members

Roots CC

Asia,
7 members

Zero Limits CC

Asia,
35 members

Lalitamba

North America,
7 members

Council of Religions- Mauritius

Africa,
18 members

Debate Club CC

Middle East and North Africa,
14 members

Being There

North America,
37 members

Liga Dos Escuteiros De Mozambique CC

Africa,
21700 members

Seeds for Change

Europe,
7 members

Afrikayyah Interfaith Council

Multi-Region,
18 members

Wisdom Circle Ministries

Multi-Region,
150 members

Ik Onkar Peace Foundation CC

North America,
16 members

Mercy CC

Middle East and North Africa,
10 members

Amalumbo Community Trust

Africa,
10 members

Europe Youth Leadership CC

Europe,
11 + members

Banglanet Cooperation Circle

Asia,
20 members

NextGen Africa Initiative

Africa,
12 members

Connecting the Dots

Africa,
7 members

Fire Women Association

Africa,
60 members

Toba Tek Singh CC

Asia,
25 members

Mindanao Peace Garden CC

Southeast Asia and the Pacific,
10 members

The Hope Flowers School CC

Middle East and North Africa,
10 members

Euphrates Cooperation Circle

North America,
8 members

Charter for Compassion

North America,
40 (forty) members

Sri Garib Dass CC

Asia,
7 members

Bvumbwe CC

Africa,
30 members

YouthLEAD Africa

Africa,
8 members

Sarvodaya Bundelkhand

Asia,
9 members

Light of Hope CC

Asia,
7 (seven) members

Guwahati CC

Asia,
16 members

Arise Kochi CC

Asia,
11 members

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

Middle East and North Africa,
7 (seven) members

Paz Mozambique

Africa,
7 members

Tronica City CC

Asia,
7 members

Regeneration

Middle East and North Africa,
10 members

Sarwadharm Vichar Manch

Asia,
7 members

Global Compassion

Africa,
30 members

Global Peace Tourism

Asia,
500 members

Escuela de Amor CC

Latin America and the Caribbean,
10 members

Bond Zonder Naam CC

Europe,
273,000 members

Lahore Pakistan CC

Asia,
18 members

Interfaith Forum CC

Asia,
50 members

Interfaith Youth Circle of Cambodia

Southeast Asia and the Pacific,
7 members

Tigwirane Manja CC

Africa,
40 members

URI Berlin CC

Europe,
9 members

TULAY Trust, Understanding & Learning Among Youth

Southeast Asia and the Pacific,
12 members

MEPEACE.org - Network for Peace CC

Middle East and North Africa,
over 3700 members

Seeds of Peace CC

Asia,
45 members

BETHAK-Pakistan

Asia,
26 members

Youth Empowerment CC

Asia,
7 members

C.O.E.MA.TI (Comunidad Originaria Ecos de la Madre Tierra)

Latin America and the Caribbean,
14 members

Millat Congregation CC

Asia,
9 members

Youths for Peace CC

Africa,
7 members

Sadbhawana Samiti

Asia,
9 members

The Interfaith Network of Washington CC

North America,
90 members

Youth Center for Development

Southeast Asia and the Pacific,
20 (twenty) members

SYNC for Harmony

Multi-Region,
7 members

Save Our Souls CC

Middle East and North Africa,
10 members

Comunidad Cosmica CC

Latin America and the Caribbean,
10 members

Youth for the Future

Middle East and North Africa,
7 members

Hayat-E-Nou (New Life) CC

Asia,
7 members

Quested Peace CC

Middle East and North Africa,
24 members

URI Global Youth Cooperation Circle

Multi-Region,
508 members

Balkan as a Soul Bridge CC

Europe,
12 members

Lilongwe Central Cooperation

Africa,
11 members

Gulshan Foundation CC

Asia,
7 (seven) members

Drishti Foundation Trust

Asia,
7 members

Umbiyozo Cultural Diversity

Africa,
7 members

La Villa de Arcilla

Multi-Region,
9 members

Mandala Earth Story Project

Multi-Region,
10 members

Perumbavoor CC

Asia,
22 members

Advocates For Grassroots Inter-Religious Cooperation

Southeast Asia and the Pacific,
10 members

Manila Muslim Christian Community Peacemakers, Inc.

Southeast Asia and the Pacific,
200 members

Srijani CC

Asia,
8 members

Kasturba Balika Vidyalaya CC

Asia,
10 members

Mata Ikya Vedi CC

Asia,
15 members

Stronger Together Across Traditions

North America,
12 members

Asian Resource Foundation CC

Southeast Asia and the Pacific,
1000 members

African Youth Peace Initiatives

Africa,
175 members

Help the Natural Disasters Victims CC

Middle East and North Africa,
9 members

Amaru CC

Latin America and the Caribbean,
8 members

Youth Partners for Development and Peace CC

Southeast Asia and the Pacific,
13 members

InterAction Multifaith Youth Network CC

Southeast Asia and the Pacific,
15 members

Lebanese Interfaith Initiative CC

Middle East and North Africa,
7 members

Interfaith Council of Southern Nevada

North America,
40 members

Msu-Iit Youth Chain Of Peace - MYCoP

Southeast Asia and the Pacific,
10 members

Satsang Research Center

Asia,
21 members

Blossom CC

Asia,
12 members

Mzuzu CC

Africa,
12 members

Global Youth Movement – GYM

Multi-Region,
150 members

Atma Darshana-Yoga CC

Asia,
10 (ten) members

Action Against Poverty CC

Asia,
15 members

Prafull Oorja

Multi-Region,
18 members

Makungwa CC

Africa,
15 members

Moreland Together

Southeast Asia and the Pacific,
24 members

Global Family for Love and Peace CC

Multi-Region,
7 members

Cultural Infusion CC

Southeast Asia and the Pacific,
10 members

Old Rajinder Nagar CC

Asia,
7 members

P.R.N.M. School, Kunnicode

Asia,
14 members

Women for Peace CC

Africa,
29 members

Alliance For Development (AFODE)

Africa,
250 members

Interfaith Youth Council

Southeast Asia and the Pacific,
22 members

Círculo Latinoamericano de Músicos

Latin America and the Caribbean,
20 members

Anugraha CC

Asia,
21 members

Flowers of Peace Women's CC

Asia,
12 members

Misericorde Association

Africa,
50 members

Masar CC

Middle East and North Africa,
30 members

Greenwoods School CC

Asia,
35 members

Sombor Educational Centre (SEC)

Europe,
17 members

URI Youth Aotearoa

Southeast Asia and the Pacific,
10 members

Sustainable Development Circle CC

Middle East and North Africa,
8 members

The Big Brother Society-BBS

Africa,
17 members

Sanabel Tounsia

Middle East and North Africa,
1000 members

Balaka CC

Africa,
7 members

United For Peace DRC CC

Africa,
10 members

Civil Society CC

Asia,
30 members

Jadara Interfaith Action CC

Middle East and North Africa,
8 members

University of Rochester Interfaith Chapel

North America,
600-800 members

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

Africa,
40 members

Andalus institute for tolérance and anti-violence studies (Tunisia)

Middle East and North Africa,
7 (seven) members

El-bethel Global Initiative

Africa,
8 members

Youth of Peace, Yemen

Middle East and North Africa,
12 members

People for Peace CC

Multi-Region,
7 members

Surya Thejas CC

Asia,
20 members

WEDO GLOBAL CC

Multi-Region,
11 members

Culver City Area Interfaith Alliance CC

North America,
15 members

Iris Women CC

Middle East and North Africa,
8 members

Middle East Youth Network CC

Middle East and North Africa,
13 members

Rays of Development CC (ROD)

Asia,
55 members

Missoula Interfaith Collaborative

North America,
200 members

Minorities of Europe CC

Europe,
23 members

Chigumula CC

Africa,
10 members

Middle East & North Africa Youth Leadership Jam (MENA JAM)

Middle East and North Africa,
11 members

Rajinder Nagar CC

Asia,
11 members

Mugna Kabataan CC Cebu

Southeast Asia and the Pacific,
12 members

Of the Indigenous People of Argentina CC

Latin America and the Caribbean,
12 members

Building Better Society CC

Southeast Asia and the Pacific,
100 members

The SULHA Peace Project CC

Middle East and North Africa,
12 members

Chapomoka CC

Africa,
11 members

Golden Women Vision in Uganda

Africa,
84 members

Fundación Proyecto 3er Milenio CC

Latin America and the Caribbean,
9 members

Blantyre CC

Africa,
28 members

Vidyasagar Society

Asia,
101 members

Dishari, Bangladesh CC

Asia,
35 members

Karonga Nthora

Africa,
10 members

All Faiths Harmony CC

Asia,
20 members

Undugu Family Hope Kibera

Africa,
30 members

Soweto East Initiative

Africa,
13 members

Hand in Hand

Asia,
7 members

Multifaith Advisory and Action Group - MAAG

Southeast Asia and the Pacific,
46 members

United For Action

Africa,
7 members

Chaitanya Service Society

Asia,
7 members

Palki Peace Circle

Asia,
7 members

Circulo De Cooperación para el Diálogo CC

Latin America and the Caribbean,
32 members

Albadiya for Intercultural Dialogue Initiative (AIDI)

Middle East and North Africa,
7 (seven) members

Religion Pour La Paix - Benin

Africa,
10 members

Springtide Opus CC

Asia,
11 members

TOL’ART

Middle East and North Africa,
7 members

Charlotte Red Bench Garden

North America,
58 members

Upasana CC

Asia,
12 members

The Quiet Voice

Africa,
10 members

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December 26, 2015 1:05 PM

7th International Conference on Youth and Interfaith Dialogue

I am sharing this report of the 7th International Conference on Youth and Interfaith Dialogue.

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December 2, 2015 1:22 PM

Pakistan Youth Trainer Seminar

On November 30, a one-day Youth Trainer Seminar was organized by the URI Pakistan at Peace Center, Lahore.

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November 23, 2015 9:06 AM

The Weekly Shot: Collaborative Economy for Youth Work

The "Collaborative Economy for Youth Work” course brought together 30 representatives including youth leaders, social workers, NGO representatives, and youth from eight countries.

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November 5, 2015 12:58 PM

Jordanian Youth Exchange and Immigration Experience

Four young members of Jordanian CCs participated in the "Right to Choose" Erasmus + Youth Exchange in Napoli, Italy.

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October 30, 2015 4:32 PM

The Weekly Shot: A New Generation in Cameroon

On Monday, October 26, Global Compassion Cooperation Circle in Cameroon, Central Africa, donated a collection of soccer equipment to a Santchou girls’ club.

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October 30, 2015 12:14 PM

What Parliament and Summer Camp Have In Common: Reflections and Thanks from Sari Heidenreich

Do you remember coming back from summer camp as a child? That is almost how the Parliament felt: running around, barely sleeping, meeting new friends, finding passions, capturing inspiration!

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Sari Heidenreich

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October 19, 2015 9:53 AM

Karen Hernandez: Reflections at the Parliament

As I walked through the Salt Palace on the first day of Parliament, I was reminded of how I felt the very first time I attended Parliament in Melbourne in 2009. 

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October 12, 2015 9:21 AM

The Weekly Shot: Celebrating Raksha Bandhan in an Orphanage

This year, Sadanand Biswas, Regional Coordinator for the North Zone of India, celebrated Raksha Bandhan by visiting an orphanage in Jahangir Puri, New Delhi, to distribute sweets to the children.

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October 5, 2015 9:53 AM

The Weekly Shot: Tree Planting for Peace

In communities threatened by religious tension as well as deforestation, Interfaith Peace Building on Natural Resources Management CC members drew attention to the role of environmental protection in promoting peace.

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September 28, 2015 9:39 AM

Distributing Cakes to Children in Need

In one Golden Women’s Vision CC program, members made cakes and distributed them to orphans from different religious denominations.

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