Traditions: Christian Catholic , Espiritu , Indigenous Tupi-Guarani
This CC, based in Nigeria’s Bauchi State, is a non-profit organization working to promote quality health care, environmental education and management, leadership development and youth interfaith communication and integration. Founded in 2008 as a youth group, the organization has supported grassroots organizations and school groups in identifying, analyzing and setting priorities for participatory actions.
Our purpose is to foster peace and reconciliation by promoting interfaith dialogue. We also aim to maximize charitable contributions on both a local and a global scale.
A Better Community for All Pakistan (ABC4ALL) was launched on Global Love Day in 2008. As a Cooperation Circle, we have organized community meetings to inform women and children in our community about URI's Preamble, Purpose and Principles. We have also met with other faith communities to dialogue and celebrate worldwide events like International Day of Peace and World Interfaith Harmony Week. Our participation in World Interfaith Harmony Week 2013 was particularly successful. To celebrate this occasion, Muslim and Christian school children and teachers came together to eat, pray, and share songs and poems about harmony, love, and peace.
Reports of International Day of Peace Activities 2014:
On September 21, 2014 Sunday the International Day of Peace Celebrated by the at The Central Cathedral Praying Hands Church, Lahore, Pakistan with Collaboration of "A Better Community for All Pakistan-URI Cooperation Circle" and members of Youth Peace Revolution-CC. Pastor Emmanuel Khokhar announce in beginning of Sunday service. Today besides our Sunday routine service we are celebrating the International Day Church Choir sings peace songs and Pastor Emmanuel Khokhar gave very touching message from the Holy Bible. Mr. Yuel Bhatti read from Holy Bible and explain the history of International Day of Peace and reflect the peace and harmony work of URI Pakistan and said that the congregation of The Central Cathedral Praying Hands Church is very unique mostly celebrate the International Days and this is not first time we are celebrating the International Day of Peace.The theme of IDP 2014 is THE RIGHT OF PEOPLES TO PEACE and also quite the message of UN Secretary General. The members of A better Community for All Pakistan-CC and Youth Peace Revolution-CC sing two peace songs led by Mr. Amir and Miss Saira Pari which were inspiring and time indeed. Yuel also thanks the Pastor Emmanuel and Pastoral Committee for the celebration of IDP 2014 in the Church. Mr. Aqueel Khan led peace prayer. It was also pledged everybody in the church that they recite the universal Prayer at 12:00 noon daily and will spread the message of: May Peace Prevail on Earth! & May Peace prevail in Pakistan!
On Sunday 28th September 2014 the Global Mission Awareness-CC and A Better Community for All Pakistan-CC Celebrated the International Day of Peace with the congregation of International Gospel Mission at Church and Church Ground, Dilkhusha, Lahore. Rev. Dr. Marqus Fida announced that today we are celebrating the International Day of Peace 2014 and gave powerful message of peace and its need and quoted many references from the holy Bible and Mr. Yuel Bhatti reflect the importance of International Day of Peace.After the routine Sunday Worship service the entire congregation gathered in the Lawn of Church where the Peace Pole is erected few year back holding banner and ply card prepared by the Teacher and students of ABC4ALL School. Miss Anum Riaz Teacher of ABC4ALL School and Miss Joyce Fida, Comparer of 7Star TV recite the Peace Prayer of St. Assai along with all participants. Rev. Nayyab Jamal Said that our congregation is unique and they are the part of the Peace Promoter under the Leadership of Rev. Marqus Fida and we are the Let us “BE THE PEACE” peace begins with I families. We have to put our share for noble cause.
Mrs. Yasmin Fida, Women Coordinator of Global Mission Awareness-CC express her view about the peace and harmony she said, every mother can be the Model of peace and they are. She also stress about the importance of education as “Education is Best toll for peace “we have the rights of peace.
Mr. Yuel Bhatti, Coordinator of A better Community for All Pakistan said every year we celebrate the IDP as announced by the UN. I am happy that the Congregation of IGM participated he reflect on theme and the message of UN Secretary General. Fr. James Channan OP sent best wishes for the program.
Rev. Marqus Fida, Coordinator/Chairman of the Global Mission Awareness said, in the present situation we have to put our share in peace process. There are certain news we watch on TV for violence but we hoped that one day we will see sustainable peace in Pakistan and worldwide. We also spread peace through Seven Star TV special program "PEACE MAKER" Prayer is powerful tool of every things. May Peace Prevail on Earth and May Peace Prevail in Pakistan.
On 27th September 2014 ABC4All School and Youth Peace Revolution-CC Celebrated the UN International Day of Peace by the Students and Teachers and members of Youth Peace Revolution-CC with great zeal and enthusiasm. The guests were welcome by garlanded Mr. Yuel Bhatti reflect about the International Day of Peace. It is our tradition that A Better community for All Pakistan-CC always celebrated the IDP. The theme of this year of IDP is "THE RIGHT OF PEOPLE TO PEACE" means that every people who live in slums, remote or Posh area are the the right of Peace. Today we are celebrating the IDP 2014 with collaboration of Youth Peace Revolution-CC and mostly they visit and join in our program. Mrs. Parveen Senior teacher explain about the activities of School beside of General education. Miss Ruby recite the Peace prayer of St. Francis Assisi and all participants join in the prayers. Mr. Amir Khokhar second contact person of Youth Peace Revolution -CC reflect and said how the peace is necessary for our present environments specially in our country. These children are our future. Mr. Sheer Khan said that I am very much impressed with IDP program. The Teachers, students of school and members of Youth Peace Revolution-CC sing marvelous peace songs and recite the peace poem.
The Students presents two tabuelo/Drama reflecting the Harmony, peace, women and children rights for peace and love and reflecting that Education is best tool for Peace around the Peace Pole. Miss Saira Pari teacher of school recite peace poem and Miss Anum Riaz prepared beautiful peace ply cards. The Principal, Yuel Bhatti thanks all the students and guest for their wonderful presentation. All Children and guests were entertained with refreshments. In this school Muslim and Christian children getting their study togather at remote area.
Dar-Ul-Hakmit (Education Center), Ferozepur Road, Lahore celebrated the International Day of Peace 2014 with Great Spirit of peace. Mrs. Marriyam Sarfraz, Director, Dar-ul-Hakmit (Education Center) welcome all the Guests, parents and students of the school. Mr. Yuel Bhatti, Principal A.B.C. For All School was the Guest of honor with other guests. She presented flower to the guests. She started the program with Peace Prayer and presents the documentary presentation on the Multimedia which was very much informative for the students and all. When the International Day of Peace Started and it history. The students of Education Center present very touching and inspiring "Aaman ki Ashaha" Second part of the program conducted by Mr. Yuel Bhatti. He reflects the message of UN Secretary General, Ban-Ki-Moon and also explains about the theme of IDP 2014. Mr. Yuel emphasis about the work of URI and it networking in Youth, Children, women and all walks of life. It is so important that the interfaith peace and harmony mission/vision be introduced in School level as Madam Marriam doing a lot. She is really Ambassador of Peace. May God Bless her and her staff. All who participated are the peace lover people/students. While introducing the URI Pakistan and Dedication of Fr. Dr. James Channan OP. He present the URI Magazine Umang and Book “Path of Love” to the Director of the School. ABC4ALL School staff sings two peace songs. All participants admired the entire program very much.
The Abbey of Hope is an interfaith community located in Southern Maine and
The motto of Abhigyane Foundation is Freedom through Education. They provide stationery, books, and library facilities to children in need. They also offer them free-mind learning through educational trips, and try to make education more enjoyable. They run workshops in slum areas and orphanages, and offer workshops to physically disabled groups looking to nurture the talent of students from less economically-developed sections. They have organized workshops in leprosy centers and orphanages, and have involved the physically disabled, HIV-affected people, tribal people, deaf and dumb people, and leprosy students. They are focused on the poorest and under-privileged children. Members of this group believe education is the most powerful weapon they can use to change the world with peace and harmony.
Purpose: To promote peace building, equal citizenship, and human rights by creating common spaces for dialogue to be catalysts for peace, with a focus on youth.
ADD for Life raises awareness on the grassroots level (Youth, CSO,...) on religious pluralism, geopolitics of religions and interfaith relations. In addition they have introduced educational policies and programs in national schools. These education programs promote inclusive citizenship for religious diversity and the coexistence necessary to develop communication for the promotion of ADD for Life’s concepts and values. They have also developed a methodology to assess the effectiveness of intercultural and interfaith programs.
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a) Strengthen interfaith dialogue through cooperation: Engage faith leaders from diverse backgrounds, typically those experienced in community dialogue, radio talk show programs, training and advocacy initiatives. Our goal is to promote tolerance, harmony and peaceful coexistence.
b) Conflict Prevention and Resolution: Advocate for peace and reconciliation through preventing, managing and transforming conflict, and ensuring socio-economic justice.
c) Human Rights and Good Governance: Enhance local capacity with a rights-based approach, while monitoring and tracking the progress. As more programs increase the standard of living, communities participate in development programs within their localities.
d) Child Education and Development: Promote the education and welfare of orphans and vulnerable children through community schools; partner with institutions in the underserved communities in Uganda.
e) Rural livelihood improvement: Increase awareness of the role of youth in environmental protection and climate change initiatives, health and HIV/AIDS prevention, sanitation, agriculture and rural development.
f) Youth entrepreneurship and job skills training: Empower young people by helping them develop skills and obtain employment; engage marginalized youth in participating in mainstream poverty eradication programs and other projects in their communities.
g) Strengthen visibility and capacity: Build AYPI's capacity and establish strategic partnerships, collaborations and networking with organizations whose operations reinforce our mission.
CC purpose is to promote intercultural understanding and global common action for global equal citizenship, respecting human rights, and building peace across the globe.
CC members contribute to local society building, sustainable social development by empowering people and building their skills, offering them exchange experience, training them in intercultural understanding and respect for a more peaceful world. They conduct Intercultural programs with International volunteers. They involve them in community service projects and capacity building activities. They are also engaged in networking, experience and resources sharing with likewise organizations and initiatives. Normally they do these projects with Americans universities’ students.
They host about 20 American volunteers from American Universities per year and they have engaged them in their projects for the last 8 years. These projects included combating students leak from schools through awareness campaigns (March 2013 until now), Community service and volunteer activities. For example they conducted Madinaty Ajmal “My city is more beautiful” project and they cleaned streets, painted the walls and sidewalks, planted trees…etc. Other projects included food and clothes distribution, orphanage support…etc. They organized seven capacity building programs for women, youth, mature, children, unemployed…etc. and thirteen Intercultural dialogue trainings
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This group develops different programs focused on youth empowerment, social justice awareness, health education and cultural events. They have a lot of experience in multifarious work in the social welfare and humanitarian fields. They have Christian, Muslim, and Hindu members in their group and they are also working with other religious groups, which will soon be part of their circle.
They also host interfaith meetings and social activities in various sacred places of different religions. They are very keen on engaging young people in interfaith dialogues, and organize interfaith youth encounters with adults with experience in different areas. They are given the space to raise critical questions like nuclear disarmament, political division of the country, and misinterpretations of scriptures. This group has supported URI development in Bangladesh.
AMALUMBO COMMUNITY TRUST (ACT) endeavors to promote a strong and self-sustaining community that is able to overcome the burdens and challenges of poverty, illiteracy, disease, unemployment and underdevelopment so as engage individuals in their own development and that of their community. The eastern part of Zambia has a lot of Muslims and Muslim institutions because that is where one of the oldest mosque is, it was built around 1957. The CC was formed by people from Islam, Christian and African Traditional communities. The issue of interfaith comes in but also environmental sustainability as part of all human shared responsibility towards nature. Zambia is a country plagued by land degradation a as a result of unsustainable farming practices such as shifting cultivation, continuous mono-cropping and over-grazing. Land degradation is severe in the Eastern province of Zambia and has resulted in low land productivity, sudden drops in crop yields and animal productivity, and animal diseases. Given that, an overwhelming majority of the rural population depends on agriculture, the effect of land degradation is deepening rural poverty. ACT is visionary, active, experienced and deeply passionate about finding sustainable solutions for these challenges facing our African nations, and they are able to connect the issue of poverty with the resulting deforestation so they truly have an understanding of where the core needs are. Rev Dennis Milanzi, primary contact of this CC, wrote in recently in a newspaper article: “My challenge is that many communities still think that tree planting is the responsibility of government, and they continue to harvest tree products without planting any trees. “
"Amar" means without death and "jyothi" means light. Amar Jyothi translates as perennial light. This CC aspires to be a source of light and hope in the world that never fades.
Amar Jyothi Centre is well known as it is the site of the Sadananda Ashram (Sada+ananda means always happy). We developed our own Ayurvedic medicinal system, the oldest system in India. All of our members reside in the ashram, which is a center of universal brotherhood. We work closely with the nearby agricultural university in Sadanandapuram to heal the environment. Members of our CC strive for a better world by promoting understanding among religions to protect the earth. We work toward this goal by conducting classes about religions and visiting centers of learning.
In 2012, members of the Amar Jyothi Centre participated in World Interfaith Harmony Week, the Indian National Assembly at Santiniketan, and the procession for International Day of Peace.