Our purpose is to promote interfaith cooperation and peace between different religions, especially among the Dalits.
Habel Foundation has been working for the welfare of the Dalits for more than twelve years. Our main activities include conducting leadership trainings, offering education subsidies, and honoring social workers and community leaders. In years past, we have also conducted a week-long peacebuilding program with the help of the South India Zone. Annually, about 100 students attend our personal development camp.
In September 2012, we won an award for our innovative eco-awareness education program and our tree and medicinal plant planting project in Kerala.
Our CC has been meeting informally to build interest on what we can do to get everyone from different religions involved in building a culture of peace in Haiti.
Hand in Hand is a registered nonprofit NGO working on community development in voiceless and deprived areas without discrimination of religion, caste, or ethnicity. It is committed to bringing about positive social change, focusing on women and children in minority groups for peace and interfaith harmony in the country.
Hand in Hand works in coordination with other likeminded NGOs, and is always ready to share its experiences and resources. The organization’s broader focus is on social awareness, health, education, human rights, justice, peace, natural and man-made disasters, and interfaith harmony.
Hands and Hearts Initiative (formerly known as Twinkle Initiative) is a new CC located in Nairobi, Kenya. They primarily work with Christian and Muslim women, offering vocational training as a way of ensuring economic independence. In addition to trainings, their CC organizes discussion forums where women from different religions and tribes can build relationships. They encourage each other to stand up for women’s rights in their respective communities. Hands and Hearts Initiative aims to provide women of all faiths equal rights and opportunities in what they identify as a patriarchal and discriminatory society.
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URI is a forum and religions have amazing resources regarding promoting healthy lifestyles and this is not necessarily available for all. We want to take advantage of who we are and form a forum-neighborhood to pull the religion's resources together in service to the world.
This Cooperation Circle has helped coordinate all the URI activities in North Zone. Members have managed hosting more than 30 CCs when they helped to organize Asia Regional Assembly in 200. They also attended URI meetings in other parts of the region. This CC has been a force behind organizing almost all URI activities in North Zone like Women's Day, Children's Day, Labor Day, IDP, UN Day, Environment Day, Nonviolence day, etc. Members are also involved in running schools for children, conferences and seminars on communal harmony, peace, ahimsa and interfaith prayers during festivals of all religions and country national days.
Our purpose is to promote interfaith peace and harmony in Pakistan.
We have focused on women's development by opening a vocational training center. We have trained over a hundred Muslim and Christian women and girls who are widowed, orphaned, or oppressed in some way to sew. We also distribute relief packages and aid to over a hundred families living in Swat Valley who have been affected by violence.
Based in Jerusalem, Heartbeat is an international community of musicians, educators, and activists using music to build mutual understanding and transform conflict. Our major activities include:
To learn more, visit www.heartbeatjerusalem.org
HEENA Women Rural Development Society is a promising CC in the KADAPPA District of Andhrapradesh. There are a good number of women social activists in this group who bring in a lot of experience in social development programs. They also have a good network of similar social voluntary movements in the Southern part of India. HEENA Rural Women Development CC is located in an area where there is a large Hindu population. There can be conflicts at any time. The mission of this Cooperation Circle is to build lasting peace among this community and minorities. At the same time this group empowers women belonging to less developed regions, takes care of children, and develops a labor skill program (like tailoring) for women. Also, they have done sanitation programs and health-related awareness camps on TB and AIDS. The environment is also a great concern for them.
We are young people of different Middle East countries willing to help. Our help might not be vast or huge but at least it is something that we can share with others to live a better life.