Traditions: Islam, Christian, Hindu
Our CC activities include mass feedings, spiritual retreats, yoga exercises, meditation, music, dance and the arts.
Our association seeks to bring together people of all faith traditions in Gallatin Valley (Bozeman, Montana, USA) to nurture a healthier community through efforts of compassion, peace, justice, and love. Building collegial support through monthly meetings and periodic events, we share in the life of each other’s faith traditions. We also provide leadership to address wider social and spiritual issues within the community. Founded in 2004 when the Christian ministerial association saw the need to include all faiths in issues of community concern, GVIA now includes more than 15 faith traditions. We see ourselves as part of a global movement where people of different faiths can recognize shared values and humanity, and work toward a more peaceful, healthy and just world.
This group consists of Sunni Muslims, Christians and Druze. Members have been meeting informally together for some time, often sharing their love for the practice of yoga. Their experience has been that when people of varying faiths come together, individuals feel less isolated. When they reflected upon one of URI’s principles - the importance of respecting the wisdom inherent in each tradition - they decided to form a
Gauteng Khoi and San Council was informally formed in 1994 and then formalized in June 2013. It has over 100 members from different religious communities and ethnic groups. Their hope and plan for the future is to gain constitutional recognition as an Indigenous people and enact the rights of the Indigenous to free their people economically, socially and politically. At community level, they plan to establish councils to look at the promotion and recovery of their cultures, religions, traditions, heritage and language. This CC also works to preserve and respect the environment and natural resources, and especially to retain Indigenous plant medicine and applications and to bridge build between ethical groups in South Africa to build cohesion, establish common and mutual respect for each other’s cultures. They are international as some tribes cross borders with Namibia, Angola, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Swaziland and Lesotho, but they have started in South Africa until they can go on to support the other tribes. Their objective is to protect the earth by addressing the root social and economic issues.
Our organization was started by a group of committed people who want to help the community through humanitarian aid and be part of the solution to our country. We dream peace will to come to Somalia and the entire world. We strongly subscribe to the URI Preamble, Purpose, and Principles and we will use it as our guiding principle in our work.
Gilvah represents a bridge between a corporate/professional organization and an organic, dynamic new type of organization born out of a consciousness that speaks to our human need to live life outwardly, generously and mindfully. Gilvah is an organization for women, by women. Gilvah.com is a web portal that is designed to connect women with the professional advice they seek at a time and place convenient to them. It also gives professional women a secure, virtual office which they can work from at a time and place of their own choosing. In short, it creates a win-win situation for women who are traditionally time-poor, overburdened with responsibilities, or constrained by family or other commitments. This group is looking for places to make a difference, not only in the way business is done between people who offer services and those who need them, but also in the way business partners with projects. They are looking for women’s projects that they can support both materially and morally. Gilvah is looking for ways to empower, uplift and inspire women at every level and at every age. Women are invited to step up, take control of their lives and unite because we can. Women may have a dream of a peaceful, equitable world but unless real action is taken, the dream will remain just an idea someone once had. So this CC is looking for ways to make a difference and they believe that through their network they can generate the awareness, compassion and action that can truly change the world in spite of itself.
Our CC is involved in several key projects:
I am Egyptian: This project aims to teach children and young people good ethics, attitudes and behavior. It concentrate on the idea of all is one, and how to respect and accept others no matter how different they are from us.
Scout for peace: The main goal of this group is to promote a culture of peace between children and young people and to educate children on peace issues, good ethics, and respect and love for all people.
Misriyti: This project is a voluntary initiative that focuses on peace education through art, trainings, theater, music and other activities.
To build a peaceful world following the Millennium Goals of United Nations
This group is composed of several current Christians, Muslims and different indigenous practices being given that Cameroon has more than 200 ethnic groups and linguistic expressionsIt will facilitate ethical, cultural, spiritual and religiouscohabitation. We intend to work with all social communities to achieve our goals.
This organization was established in October 2012 and since then they have participated in several workshops and undertaken humanitarian actions in the field supporting peace building in the world together with their partners.
Purpose and Activities
The purpose of this CC is threefold:
First, to re-engage the biology and politics of starvation based on the best science and social science criteria (similar to the way in which small pox was eliminated). And to begin to create a new infrastructure to eradicate starvation, described by leading experts as “arguably the cruelest disease.”
The secondary purpose is to cultivate greater public awareness of the effects of the “extreme poverty-malnutrition-starvation-famine-violence-continuum.”
Third, to depoliticize this human tragedy and utilize the tools of medical science in conjunction with Interfaith, Global Ethic and Charter for Compassion, ethics, chaplaincy and global civil society and the UN.
The activities are:
Designing negotiation platforms for deep multi-social-sector cooperation / collaboration, intra-nationally and internationally, using the tools of conferences, publishing, lexicography, education, research, public policy formation, new methodology, social media, art, social innovation philanthropy, revised Hippocratic Oath, “best practices” among others.
We gather to create awareness about peace, environment and poverty problems and issues and to promote equality of all. Most recently, we organized a Pre- Parliament event in the greater Vancouver areas in the fall of 2009 which was very well attended by dozens of local interfaith organizations. We coordinated a community wide Olympic peace prayer in February of 2010. We did fundraising and community prayer for the people of Haiti. We presented on the importance of environmental stewardship at the University of Victoria in February 2010. Our group was awarded an Ambassador of Peace designation from the Federation for World Peace at a conference where we presented on the Hindu perspective on peacebuilding. We want to continue and work with other Circles of URI. We also want to work with URI and local interfaith associations to organize North America Summit 2011 in Vancouver.