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.
The name AflaIai is the word used by the Mapuche people to mean “eternal.” This group came together to revive their cosmovision and ensure its eternity through promoting their language, culture, its values and spirituality. In doing so, they hope to heal the earth and enrich the larger community. One of the highlights of their work has been to promote gatherings between Mapuche women, the ones who have been entrusted to share their ancestral knowledge. Another highlight has been to restore the cultivation of medicinal plants, a practice which has been replaced by the commercial venture of ornamental plants.
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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 Alianza por la Espiritualidad Maya Q’ eqchi’, Mopán e Itzaj-APEM is located in San Benito, Peten, Guatemala. This Cooperation Circle serves as a bridge between Mayan communities in Peten, Guatemala, and the nonindigenous world. Members share the wisdom of their cultures through ceremonies, demonstrating the use of plants in medicine, music, decision-making processes, scheduling, education, and the conservation and protection of natural resources through customary law. Alianza por la Espiritualidad Maya Q’ eqchi’, Mopán e Itzaj work impacts women in Peten by providing training and skills in the agriculture and crafts industries.
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AFODE was formed in 2006 by two retired teachers living with HIV/AIDS and who had survived domestic violence in order to bring the community together and raise awareness of the daily struggles for women’s rights. Their district, Kasese, is in an area with a Bakonzo tribe majority, but is comprised of over ten different tribes with different religions of Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam, Bisaka (indigenous), Christianity (Anglicans, Catholics, Pentecostals, Seventh Day Adventists), Tabliqs, and non-believers. AFODE’s scope of work covers human rights and good governance, environmental conservation and management, and economic empowerment.
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.
We have dedicated ourselves to spreading URI’s truth with perseverance. We believe that this truth will help sustain an enduring culture of peace. Our work is oriented toward youth, who are the future of our people. We hosted the Spanish Speaking CCs Regional Assembly "Practicing Equity, Reciprocity, and Naturality" in November of 2004. It was a great experience of shared wisdom and collaboration. We are planning to develop an apprenticeship program among members of different communities and villages. We celebrate International Day of Peace with the community in Ayacucho with media coverage.
To promote peace through understanding and fulfilling the basic needs of every community member.